In partnership with the NFL in the UK


Hiring Mike Mularkey is the right move for the Tennessee Titans

Published Add your comment

Football News

The Tennessee Titans stated all along in their search for a head coach, interim coach Mike Mularkey would be given every chance to retain his job. On Saturday, Tennessee took the interim tag off Mularkey’s title and gave him a new one – head coach.

Mularkey was one of four candidates interviewed by team, which fired Ruston Webster as general manager and replaced him with Tampa Bay’s Jon Robinson. It was thought by some media reports that Josh McDaniels may be a candidate, but he wasn’t interviewed during the process.

The New England Patriots offensive coordinator is still part of the playoff run and could not be reached for time until the team was eliminated from contention.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250 word test article:

"I am honored to be named the head coach of the Titans," Mularkey said in a statement released by the team. "I will give all that I have to make this team successful and our city and fans proud.”

Mularkey will have more time to work Marcus Mariota, who showed promise when he wasn’t injured this season.

Tennessee will have to decide whether the team will draft for offense or defense with the first pick in the NFL Draft. Laremy Tunsil, a tackle from Mississippi or defensive end Joey Bose out of Ohio State could both be high on the team’s radar.

Mularkey has prior head coaching experience. He was the head man in Buffalo for the 2004 and 2005 seasons. In 2012, he was in Jacksonville.

The Titans said in a statement that Mularkey is the right person for the job and hope his time with the team will prove to help the team move forward in 2016.

Titans’ owner and co-chairman of the board of directors Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. "Mike is a quality coach and an outstanding person who will help us build this team the right way.

Mularkey is known as a coach who is meticulous and detail oriented. He was also an offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins and Atlanta Falcons, and the tight ends coach for the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Tennessee Titans

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - NFL Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again