Munchak Will Be Back As Titans Coach
Posted on January 01, 2013
Mike Munchak will be back as Titans coach for another year. Chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt is out after the franchise’s second 6-10 season in three years.
Munchak announced owner Bud Adams’ decision at his news conference yesterday. The coach said Adams, who turns 90 tomorrow, understands the challenges the Titans faced when Munchak took over in February 2011. Munchak said he knows his boss for 30 years wants a championship and realizes what the Titans faced in deciding to keep him for the third year on his four-year contract.
“He felt that move (firing the coach) right now wasn’t the right move to make so hopefully I’ll prove him right,” Munchak said.
The Tennessee Titans are eager for free agency and an infusion of veterans to help a roster that was the franchise’s youngest on opening day since 2006. The Titans need help at safety, the defensive line and the offensive line. They also will draft at Nos. 10 and 39 to add more youth.
“So we’re going to have a chance to add some players,” Munchak said. “We have some money to do so.”
Tennessee jumped deep into rebuilding mode in August with the decision to start Locker over veteran Matt Hasselbeck. The Titans suffered through the growing pains and now look toward next season and a fresh start.