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Time's Up In Tennessee, Mr. Mediocre Has To Go

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Head coach Mike Munchak is likely in his final eight games with the Titans. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images.
Head coach Mike Munchak is likely in his final eight games with the Titans. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images.

A few days ago, Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said that his team had “no room for error” in their coming games.

Ironically, neither does he.

Munchak is in his third year as head coach for the Titans; it really could be his last. Let me rephrase that, it will be his last.

NFL head coaches are fired left and right nowadays. They no longer get a good five years to prove themselves, like in the old NFL. During his first two years, he accumulated 15 wins. This season, the Titans are 4-4. Mediocre.

Sure, he’s had to overcome injuries to Locker – both this season and last year – but is Munchak really the coach of the future for the Titans? I mean if they end up missing the playoffs, why would they keep Munchak? There would be no point.

And Jake Locker for that matter, but that’s another argument for another time.

Bottom line is that Munchak, like many of the Titans players, have eight games to prove that they’re worth keeping. This franchise has really no clear future, these next eight games are going to make or break them. At this point, though, there’s no reason for me – or anyone – to believe that they’re not going to end up at 8-8, at best. Mediocre.

That’s what the Titans have been since Munchak has taken over, why should that change?

Who would be surprised if the Titans finish the season 8-8 and miss the playoffs...again? If that’s what the Titans want to be then, sure, keep Munchak. Mediocre in the NFL is stale. It gets you fired. Munchak has to go after this season. Like him or not, he’s just not built to coach an NFL team. At least not this Titans team. It's time for a change.