Mike Mularkey and Titans Part Ways

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The Tennessee Titans won a playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs 22-21 (faced 18-point deficit) and lost to the New England Patriots 35-14. It seemed as if head coach Mike Mularkey was going to get a contract extension, but him and the Tennessee Titans agreed to mutually part ways because him and management didn’t see eye to eye for the near future and also management wanted to make Mularkey make changes to his coaching staff.

His record was 20-21 for more than two seasons. Mularkey took was the interim coach during the middle of the 2015 season. (2-7 2015, 9-7 2016 & 2017). This is going to be interesting now in who the Titans want to hire as head coach. General Manager John Robinson is very familiar with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

McDaniels would be a good fit so he could develop quarterback Marcus Mariota properly. Mariota actually played well in both postseason games, but he was below average in the regular season.

Mariota completed 60.3% of his passes in both playoff games for 459 yards four touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for 83 yards on 12 carries. In the regular season, he completed 62% of his passes for 3,232 yards 13 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Mariota rushed for 312 yards on 60 carries and five touchdowns in the regular season.

Other possible coaching candidates for Titans: Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and/or Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John Eugene DeFilippo.


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