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.