Report: Deshea Townsend only Titans’ assistant with chance to stay

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Mike Mularkey’s staff is headed out the door with him. Only defensive backs coach Deshea Townsend has a chance to remain in Tennessee under new coach Mike Vrabel, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN reports.

Vrabel and Townsend played together in Pittsburgh, and Vrabel is interviewing his former teammate at the Senior Bowl.

Defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau, offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie and offensive line coach Russ Grimm are among the coaches who will depart.

Townsend has coached the Titans secondary for two seasons. He previously coached the cornerbacks at Mississippi State. He played in the NFL for 13 seasons, including six with LeBeau as his defensive coordinator.

2 responses to “Report: Deshea Townsend only Titans’ assistant with chance to stay

  1. Our secondary has been bad for a long time. If they’re going to clean house, clean house and move on with it is my thoughts.

    Start of the season was optimistic for the Titans, this is clearly slipping some. But I do have confidence in Robinson and what he’s trying to accomplish, so if now is time for the big bath, might as well fill the tub. And other coaches have popped up out of nowhere and done well, who says Vrabel can’t do it.

  2. So the coach of the worst unit on the team is the only guy who can come back because he has history with the new head coach. Makes sense, lol. You have to love the NFL and how people only hire people they know.

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