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Mike Munchak to remain head coach of the Tennessee Titans


Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has made up his mind and is keeping head coach Mike Munchak for another year. However, he is letting chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt go. Munchak had talked with Adams earlier in the day and relayed Adams’ decision at his Monday news conference.

“He (Bud Adams) informed me that he was making a change in the front office. He was letting Mike Reinfeldt go, and that I would continue to be the head coach going forward, and that myself, Ruston (Webster), and Mr. Adams would get together sometime later in this week possibly, when was good for all of us, to talk about the plan going forward and what our thinking was to get back to being in the playoffs,” stated Munchak.

When asked if he’s glad to know right away that he will be back next year, Munchak replied “I think it’s always best to know either way for an organization to move on, start making changes and doing some things you think are necessary. Really now, it’s just about evaluating. I know we knew the end was coming, we were out of the playoffs for a couple weeks or so. Obviously, you start evaluating.”

Did Jerry Gray do a good job this season? “I think he handled a season that started off on the wrong foot. I think he did a good job to weather the storm and get these guys playing better. Individually, I think a lot of guys improved,” said Munchak. “As a team early, I think a lot of it was…Again, I’m not going to sit here and have an excuse meeting here. That’s for us to work on in the off season as far as to fix stuff on our own. When you start off the way we did with the teams we played, losing (Colin) McCarthy, a lot of things were going on.”

Is Tom Moore someone they’d like to keep on in some capacity? “I think that’s going to be an important fit on this staff is having a good coordinator and quarterback coach that are best for Jake (Locker). Obviously, our goal going forward on the offensive side of the ball is our quarterback and surrounding him with the best coaches, surrounding him with the best players for us to be successful and play better than we did this year,” stated Munchak. “I’m going to look at any combination we think may work where we’re trying to put that together. I know Tom (Moore) left today. It was great having him here. I think the players enjoyed that. Tom wants to be an offensive coordinator. He feels excited, he feels he’s got a lot of energy. He feels great about it. I think he’ll be great at what he does, it’s just a matter of what we feel is best here going forward. I think you try to piece together your staff the best way you can.”

Titans Sign Five Players to Futures Contracts

The Tennessee Titans signed the following players to futures contracts:

WR Diondre Borel
DT Zach Clayton
DE Thaddeus Gibson
S Suaesi Tuimaunei
TE Martell Webb

Each of the players spent time on the Titans practice squad this season.




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