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Titans and Head Coach Mike Mularkey Part Ways Two Days After Playoff Loss

It was about 48 hours ago that the Titans season came to a tough close with a bad loss to the New England Patriots, and now Tennessee will be starting from square one in some fans eyes, as today the team and coach Mike Mularkey agreed to ‘part ways’ after the two sides could not come to a new deal.

The team made the playoffs for the first time since 2008, and won a road playoff game beating the Chiefs, but in the end there was a very different feel about the future of the franchise.

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk acknowledged in a statement that the organization had discussed a potential contract extension with Mularkey, who in 2017 coached Tennessee to its first postseason appearance since 2008.

But the talks revealed that Mularkey and the Titans “saw different paths to achieve greater success,” according to Adams Strunk.

Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur is now set to interview for the Tennessee head-coaching job, a source told ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez.

Titans general manager Jon Robinson addressed the decision to part ways with Mularkey during a news conference Monday.

“I just felt like we needed to go in a different direction, and maximize the skill sets of the players on the field,” Robinson said. “I think in any organization, not to speak for other teams, but its ownership, the head coach and the general manager, they all have to be on the same page.”

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One Response to “Titans and Head Coach Mike Mularkey Part Ways Two Days After Playoff Loss”

  1. Oilers Forever says:

    Of course. Because if they kept a coach around who actually got the team into the playoffs and then won a game in them, they might continue to win and sully the legacy of the great Houston Oilers underachievers who begat the modern underachieving Titans.

    That’s why Fisher hung around as long as he did. Always have to underachieve.

    You can take the Oilers out of Houston, but you can never take the Oilers out of the Titans!

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