Almost three weeks since the end of the regular season, coaches are still being let go.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil has been informed he will not be brought back by the team. It comes as a bit of a surprise because of the timing and the overall improvement the Titans defense made in 2010.
The Titans gave up a lot of yards, but were 15th in points allowed and above average in yards-per-play allowed against the pass and run. Tennessee’s problem: Their defense was on the field for 222 more plays than their inept offense.
Cecil was the team’s coordinator in 2009, when the Titans defense suffered a serious decline after Jim Schwartz left for the Lions. Cecil will be more remembered for his emotional outbursts on the sideline and his one-fingered salute to officials rather than his gameplans.
Defensive line coach Jim Washburn left Tennessee for Philadelphia this week and it was believed Washburn’s relationship with Cecil was a factor in that move.