Mike Vrabel requires Titans’ assistants to spend offseason time with family

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Football coaches work long hours, but Titans coach Mike Vrabel has a rule for his assistants: Don’t miss family events for offseason work.

Vrabel noted that while it’s impossible to be at everything during the season when you’re working a football coach’s schedule, he tells his assistants they need to make family time in the offseason.

“I tell our staff that we work too much during the season for any of our guys to miss something that their family has in the offseason. That’s not healthy for their families,” Vrabel told ESPN. “It’s not healthy for them. They’re not going to be productive here at work if they’re thinking, ‘Man, I wish I was at that game.’ If their kid has a game or a dance recital, I need them to be involved in that.”

Although Vrabel wants to win a Super Bowl badly enough that he’d prevent himself from having any more children if it would ensure a title, he recognizes the importance of coaches being there for their kids.

16 responses to “Mike Vrabel requires Titans’ assistants to spend offseason time with family

  1. Certainly hope Mike V is the heir apparent to BB. Josh Mac is an excellent OC but he is not the one to keep the Pats in contention once BB steps aside.

  2. There is nothing more important than being there for your kids ..now if only he could also get all of these deadbeat dad players to understand that.

  3. I am not a Fan Titans fan, but this is good leadership here. Vrabel is right and I home more NFL coaches demand this from their assistant coaches.

  4. thelastwordyaheard says:

    There is nothing more important than being there for your kids ..now if only he could also get all of these deadbeat dad players to understand that.
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    That’s a very odd statement. So who are “all of these deadbeat players?”
    Can you provide a comprehensive list of those players who are proven bad fathers? Or is your statement simply YOUR view of some aspect of society you’re projecting onto the NFL?

  5. Refreshing! A good work/home-life balance is needed, especially in the computer age, where it’s possible to take home all our work.

    Computers were supposed to make our lives easier. Instead, for too many of us, they chain us to our work 24/7.

  6. This will ruin football and the country. Coaches and all employees need to spend all their time working because everybody says on their death bed [not on companty time] I wish I had spent more time at the office. SARCASM OFF

  7. That is terrific. Kids don’t care why their parent is missing their event, just that they are. Having a good relationship with their child is way more important than winning a football game.

  8. Vic Fangio demands players and coaches suspend relationships with their families throughout the season. It’s too much of a distraction.

  9. I hope the coaches sit around the living room and make their wives/girlfriends and kids watch Game Film from last year. “That’s classic Cover 4 technique, son.”

  10. Well good news for those coaches the Titans aren’t going to any Superbowls anytime soon so there will be plenty of family time so enjoy it

  11. I love Vrabel’s attitude about the off season and his staff’s hours of work. Those head coaches that sleep in their office during the season are doing it for themselves. And they will use that when necessary. How did the media ever know this was even a thing? Head Coaches.

  12. Mariota should spend more time in the quarterbacks room learning to read defenses, and then spend even more time working on his accuracy, and then MAYBE he can take the next step

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