Jared Cook doesn’t understand Titans coaching changes


The Titans decided to hold onto head coach Mike Munchak, but they’re parted ways with several assistant coaches since the end of the regular season.

That’s not sitting all that well with tight end Jared Cook. Cook is slated to become a free agent come the end of the league year and he expressed confusion about what the Titans are doing with their staff, including the decision to relieve tight ends coach John Zernhelt of his duties with the team.

“I didn’t get [linebackers coach] Frank Bush at all, and I don’t get Coach Z either,” Cook said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I am very surprised at that, very surprised. I just don’t understand that move. Point black. Period. I mean, Coach Z was a great run blocking coach and he really explained the run game and he really broke things down to where you could really understand things better. And he was great in the development of all of us. I just don’t get why you would want to let a guy like that go.”

Cook’s displeasure with his role in the Titans offense has been aired publicly in the past, something that would seem to lessen the chances of his returning to the team. Wyatt reports that the Titans are “very much interested” in retaining Cook, although that may be more difficult if they aren’t planning to use the franchise tag on the tight end in order to restrict his movement once free agency gets underway.

9 responses to “Jared Cook doesn’t understand Titans coaching changes

  1. I would think the Browns would make a play at Cook in FA. He wants an opportunity to have a larger role on an offense and Chud would provide that. Chud loves TE and would make it a point to get him the ball.

  2. Whoever signs this guy will be getting the steal of the decade. He doesn’t have a ton of market value right now, but halfway through a five year contract with the right team, he could easily be one of the top three or four tight ends in the league.

  3. He was injured his first two years, and when he did play, he didn’t have the best hands, so in the Titans defense, they did give him the chance to excel early on in his career.

    He’s the classic “potential” guy. He has plenty of it, but will it ever change to skill on the field? Someone’ll gamble that 2013 will be the year it does.

  4. Criticizing the coaching changes just shows that he’s counting down the days til he is free, and I don’t blame him. I’m surprised he’s the only one.

    Munchak is becoming a cancer to this team. Shifting blame to guys that he didn’t personally hire. The guys that actually know what there’re doing. How in the blue hell is Jerry Gray still employed?

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