Titans name Tim Kelly offensive coordinator

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The Titans have promoted Tim Kelly to be their offensive coordinator.

Kelly, who joined Tennessee’s coaching staff a year ago with the title of passing game coordinator, was officially promoted to the top offensive assistant today. The 36-year-old Kelly has served as an offensive coordinator once before, for three seasons with the Texans from 2019 to 2021.

The Titans fired their previous offensive coordinator, Todd Downing, after the season.

Tennessee also hired Charles London as pass game coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Chris Harris as defensive pass game coordinator/cornerbacks coach, Lori Locust as defensive quality control coach and Justin Hamilton as defensive quality control coach.

The Titans also announced that four assistants will remain on the staff but get new titles: Jason Houghtaling will replace Keith Carter as offensive line coach, Luke Steckel moved from tight ends coach to run game analyst, Pat O’Hara moved from quarterbacks coach to pass game analyst and Tony Dews moved from running backs coach to tight ends coach.

6 responses to “Titans name Tim Kelly offensive coordinator

  1. Any idiot could be OC for Titans…….hand the ball to 22
    That’s all they do! One of the most boring teams in NFL to watch!

  2. Way to think outside the box, Vrabel. Why bring in new blood when you can just promote the passing game coordinator who oversaw the worst passing game in the league? I see a 7-10 record on the horizon….

  3. I’ve heard, from certain sources, that Kelly scripted the first bunch of plays (and things usually went pretty well), but after that Downing was in charge. If that’s true, and I guess now we’re gonna see, then Kelly might be a good choice. Maybe…

  4. Greg Cossell who I believe is very highly respected in ALL football circles always says the OC position isn’t as important as execution and having the right players to execute said plays as well as understanding your opponent. How great has Arthur Smith looked in Atlanta? No too good. Tennessee needs an oline and receivers that can perform otherwise it doesn’t matter who the OC is. I have a feeling that Vrabel maybe feels the same as Cossell.

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