Titans complete interview with Mike Vrabel

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The Titans announced they have completed an interview with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. He was the first candidate to interview after weather delayed the start of the Titans’search for the 19th head coach in franchise history.

Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks also are expected to visit Nashville in the coming days.

Tennessee also could have interest in three Eagles assistants — offensive coordinator Frank Reich, quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz — but the Titans can’t interview any of them until next week.

Vrabel, who also interviewed for the Colts and Lions jobs, was a first-year coordinator in 2017. He previously spent three years as the Texans linebackers coach under coordinator Romeo Crennel after a 14-year playing career.

9 responses to “Titans complete interview with Mike Vrabel

  1. bobthebillsfan says:
    January 18, 2018 at 3:28 pm
    Yes you would. Everynoe would be very suprised if he made a non-in-house move like that.

  2. Vrable is already under contract as a DC; Houston wouldn’t let him leave for a lateral move.

  3. Hope the best for Vrabs but seems like its a little soon to let him at a head coaching job.

  4. A lot of names are being thrown out there for the Titans job. I’m not hearing any “retired” coaches being mentioned though. Tony Dungy retired the same year as Jon Gruden (2008), and yet Gruden is widely considered as this year’s “big get.” I hope the Titans would consider a proven coach like Dungy if there’s even a possibility he would return to the league.

  5. tennesseeoilers says:
    January 18, 2018 at 4:14 pm

    A lot of names are being thrown out there for the Titans job. I’m not hearing any “retired” coaches being mentioned though.

    ESPN is reporting that the Titans are interested in interviewing Jeff Fisher for their vacant head coaching position, so be careful what you wish for.

  6. Whoever the Head coach is should bring in Chip Kelly as an OC and give him the play calling duties. He will take Mariota to the next level

  7. @titangoon

    You must have not watched what every DC did to Chip Kelly’s gimmick offense took one season to figure it out and where is Chip Kelly , back in college where that gimmick offense works

    i would look for a OC that runs the ball lots of play action and throw in a little spread O,
    The titans need more than the TE’s & RB’s for mariota to throw too, They need a quality WR’s that can catch………

  8. @texanaggie

    Yes his gimmicky offense didn’t fool anyone in the NFL but also Mariota flourished under him at Oregon. He also has it in him to take Davis and T Taylor to the next level. This is a big risk but mitigated by him being an OC as opposed to HC. Bottomline is the Titans need to get away from the “smashmouth” and put the game more in Mariota’s hands.

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