Titans fire Munchak, another team joining the coach hunt

Titans fire Munchak, another team joining the coach hunt
January 4, 2014, 6:00 pm
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After shrinking earlier in the week, the group of teams looking for a head coach grew by one today.

The Titans announced that they have fired Mike Munchak as their head coach. According to reports, Munchak was unwilling to make some coaching staff changes that management wanted and that led to his termination after a total of 32 years with the Oilers/Titans organization—12 as a Hall of Fame player, 17 as an assistant coach, and three as their year coach.

“We’re looking for great things,” said GM Ruston Webster. Apparently they don’t think that Munchak is the guy to achieve them.

By the end of the day last Monday, there were six NFL teams looking for head coaches. During the week the Texans and Bucs filled their openings, leaving the Redskins one of four teams looking. Now another team that likely will be chasing after the same pool of candidates is in the mix.

Is the Tennessee job more attractive than the Redskins opening? The Titans have a bust at QB in Jake Locker, in whom they invested a top-10 pick in 2011. Washington has much more salary cap room this year, nearly $30 million compared to about $4.4 million for the Titans. And while the Redskins organization is considered suspect, nobody is quite sure what the Titans’ power structure will end up looking like following the death of longtime owner Bud Adams earlier this year.