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Bills hired ex-Titans OC Terry Robiskie as WRs coach.

Robiskie, 63, was a terrible OC but has long been one of the most respected WRs coaches in the league dating back to his Atlanta days. He'll have his work cut out for him in Buffalo with oft-injured Nos. 1 and 2 wideouts Kelvin Benjamin and Jordan Matthews and sophomore Zay Jones behind them.
Feb 14 - 10:37 AM

Ex-Lions QBs coach Brian Callahan will interview for the Titans' offensive-coordinator vacancy.

He will also interview to be the Jets' QBs coach. Callahan left the Lions earlier this week as they embark on a new journey with coach-to-be Matt Patricia. Callahan had a good relationship with Matthew Stafford and has overseen two of his best seasons the past two years since Callahan came over from a six-year run with the Broncos that saw him win the Super Bowl as Peyton Manning's QBs coach. Callahan is an up-and-comer.
Jan 24 - 3:17 PM

Giants hired ex-Cardinals DC James Bettcher as defensive coordinator.

Bettcher picked the Giants over the Titans after the Cardinals passed over him in favor of Steve Wilks for their head-coaching job. Bettcher had been the Cardinals' defensive play-caller the past three seasons after Todd Bowles left to coach the Jets. The two will now work in the same home stadium for different teams. Bettcher ran a 3-4 front in Arizona, while the Giants have been a 4-3 team for years. Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul may play in more two-point stances.
Jan 23 - 11:11 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Cardinals DC James Bettcher is scheduled to meet with the Giants and Titans about their defensive coordinator vacancies.

Bettcher has not been let go by the Cardinals, but it seems to be a fait accompli after Arizona hired Steve Wilks to be their new head coach. The coordinator since 2015, Bettcher has overseen quality defenses during his time in Arizona. He would be a good hire for either team.
Jan 23 - 11:25 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Ohio State co-OC Ryan Day is expected to remain in Columbus and won't join the Titans.

New Titans coach Mike Vrabel wants an OC who has ties to Marcus Mariota, and Day was one of those after Day worked at several stops with Chip Kelly, who coached Mariota at Oregon. The Titans will continue their search.
Jan 22 - 8:47 PM

Titans fired OC Terry Robiskie.

This is probably one of the biggest wins for the Titans in their move to replace Mike Mularkey with new coach Mike Vrabel. Robiskie's fate was sealed when Mularkey was canned, and it's now set in stone. Robiskie and Mularkey co-led the Titans' ancient offense that didn't work well with Marcus Mariota's skill set. 63-year-old Robiskie was a longtime WRs coach before Tennessee.
Jan 22 - 6:22 PM

The Tennessean reports the Titans will not retain DC Dick LeBeau.

It is not a surprise after the Titans hired ex-Texans DC Mike Vrabel to run the team. One of the best coordinators in NFL history, LeBeau did not coach elite units in his two years with the Titans, but the defense did show signs of improvement in 2017. LeBeau can clearly still coach, but it is possible the 80-year-old calls it a career.
Jan 22 - 10:29 AM

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ryan Day is a candidate for the Titans' offensive coordinator position.

Day has worked with Chip Kelly on several occasions (he also played for him at the University of New Hampshire), most recently serving as his QBs coach when Kelly held the head job in San Francisco in 2016. Marcus Mariota thrived in Kelly's fast-paced scheme at the University of Oregon and could have similar success under Day. Tennessee featured one of the league's slowest offenses with Mike Mularkey calling the shots in 2017.
Jan 21 - 10:43 AM

The Tennessean considers Texans DC Mike Vrabel the "early favorite" for the Titans' head-coaching job.

Vrabel was the first candidate to interview with Tennessee this week. The Titans also met with Panthers DC Steve Wilks and Rams OC Matt LaFleur, but neither are expected to get the job. Vrabel has ties to GM Jon Robinson from his New England days and fits what Tennessee is looking for as a coach on the rise. Despite a rough first year as a coordinator, Vrabel looks ready to make the jump to the head-coaching ranks.
Source: Tennessean
Jan 20 - 2:35 PM

Panthers DC Steve Wilks interviewed for the Titans' head-coaching vacancy on Thursday.

The Titans announced the interview on social media. Wilks is the team's second interview after Texans DC Mike Vrabel. Next up is Rams OC Matt LaFleur.
Jan 18 - 6:48 PM

The Titans conducted their head-coaching interview with Texans DC Mike Vrabel on Thursday.

Vrabel previously interviewed with the Lions and Colts, though both teams appear to have already made their decision (Matt Patricia in Detroit, Josh McDaniels in Indy). The Titans have also been connected to Eagles OC Frank Reich, Rams OC Matt LaFleur and Panthers DC Steve Wilks.
Jan 18 - 3:01 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports Panthers DC Steve Wilks is still "in the mix" for the Cardinals' head coaching vacancy.

Vikings OC Pat Shurmur was reportedly the favorite in Arizona, but he appears poised to take over the Giants job. That would open the door for Wilks, who Breer reports would bring Eagles QBs coach John DeFilippo with him as offensive coordinator. Wilks will also interview for the Titans, where he presumably will make the same pitch.
Source: MMQB
Jan 16 - 10:09 AM

Rams OC Matt LaFleur will interview for the Titans' head-coaching vacancy on Thursday.

LaFleur just wrapped up his first season as offensive coordinator after coaching the Falcons' QBs under OC Kyle Shanahan the previous two seasons. 38-year-old LaFleur is an outside-the-box name but one that is certainly worthy of consideration after what the Rams were able to do offensively under Sean McVay. LaFleur may not be ready for the jump, but many thought the same of McVay. LaFleur has learned under some of the brightest offensive minds in the sport.
Jan 15 - 8:00 PM

The Titans will interview Panthers DC Steve Wilks for their head-coaching job.

Wilks has drawn interest from the Giants, Cardinals, and Colts, although he forewent an interview with Indy because he believed they were more committed to hiring an offensive-minded coach, which appears correct with the Josh McDaniels marriage all but consummated. At very least, the Titans would satisfy the Rooney Rule by interviewing Wilks. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora says Wilks landing with the Cardinals is also a "real possibility."
Jan 15 - 4:45 PM

A league source told Titan Insider that Eagles OC Frank Reich is a candidate for Tennessee's head-coaching vacancy.

A longtime NFL backup quarterback, Reich's coaching specialty has been wideouts and signal callers. He earned a promotion to offensive coordinator for the Chargers in 2014-2015, and then served as the Eagles' offensive coordinator the past two years in a secondary role under Doug Pederson, who calls Philly's plays.
Jan 15 - 4:33 PM

Titans and coach Mike Mularkey "mutually agreed to part ways."

The news comes from ESPN's Field Yates. It is a stunning development considering the Titans reportedly offered Mularkey an extension following their loss to the Patriots over the weekend. It is possible that extension came with caveats Mularkey would not accept, such as firing an offensive staff which underperformed in 2017. It was also an open secret the front office wanted to go in a different direction even as ownership stood behind the coach, so perhaps the front office finally won out. Whatever the reason, a prime job with a young and promising quarterback has suddenly opened, and that could spell trouble for teams still looking for coaches. That is especially true for the Colts, who could watch their No. 1 candidate, Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, end up with a division rival.
Jan 15 - 10:06 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Titans coach Mike Mularkey's "job is not safe," and the team is "preparing for a run" at Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

The Titans barely squeaked into the playoffs, and the team took a step back in all facets from last year despite making the postseason for the first time since 2008. Mularkey and OC Terry Robiskie's dinosaur offense plays extremely slow and got by in 2016 by being the best red-zone team. They took a big step back in that area this year, and Marcus Mariota had one of his worst seasons yet. GM Jon Robinson worked in New England from 2002-2013 and knows McDaniels well.
Jan 6 - 10:40 AM

Former Cardinals and Titans S Rashad Johnson announced his retirement.

32-year-old Johnson (on Tuesday) played seven seasons for the Cardinals before inking a deal with the Titans in 2016. He played in 114 career games, starting 58 of them. Johnson intercepted 15 passes, returning three for TDs.
Jan 3 - 11:41 AM

Pro Football Talk reports the Titans worked out free agent QBs Brandon Weeden, Matt Barkley, Matt McGloin, and T.J. Yates on Tuesday.

Marcus Mariota appears to be truly questionable for Week 5 with a hamstring injury, so it makes sense for the Titans to bring in a few insurance options. If Mariota cannot go, Matt Cassel will get the start. It will be a big downgrade for Tennessee's skill players and a massive upgrade for the Dolphins DST.
Tue, Oct 3, 2017 12:00:00 PM

Bears claimed WR Tre McBride off waivers from the Titans.

The No. 245 overall pick of the 2015 draft, McBride began his career as a revered Dynasty league sleeper. He proceeded to catch two passes in two years, spending more time on the practice squad than active roster. Going on 25, he'll compete for snaps at the back end of the Bears' wafer-thin receiver corps.
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