Things aren't looking up for the Titans.
The Tennessee Titans when ahead and did it without even consulting me.
Apparently my opinion on the suitability of Gregg Williams was not relevant to the Titans who hired the disgraced assistant at their first opportunity.
There were many good takes and points about Williams that are listed in the links below, but one in particular deserves a spotlight.
David Climer of the Tennessean went out of his way to point out just how desperate a move this is for Mike Munchak.
He's absolutely correct. He's hired a guy whose entire NFL success is built around maiming other players. He's been publicly humiliated and admonished for ruining careers. He brought down the last franchise he was with.
The Titans still have institutional memory of Williams on the way up in his career. They are willing to take on his baggage for better or worse.
Ultimately, this comes down to Munchak trying to save his job. If the Titans don't dramatically improve on defense, he's not going to be around in 2014.
From that perspective, I can see the move to hire Williams as a no-lose scenario. He either helps immediately or the whole house gets cleaned next year anyway.
Granted, I would have fired Munchak and cleaned house this year, but no one asked me.
Huh. Must be a trend or something.
Chase Stuart of Football Perspective tracks retired numbers around the NFL.
Stuart says preseason strength of schedule is irrelevant.
Battle Red Blog says Connor Barwin poses a tough choice for the Texans.
Kareem Copeland of NFL.com says Dwight Freeney wants to retire a Colt.
Kyle Rodriguez of Colts Authority looks at the Indy offense and the salary cap.
Marcus Dugan of Colts Authority looks at the myth of parity in scheduling.
Phil Richards of the Indianapolis Star says the Colts are prepping for free agency.
David Boclair of the City Paper says Chris Johnson will return in 2013.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean says Williams treats his new job like a rebirth.
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com covers the move to add Williams from several angles.
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union says Jedd Fisch knows football.
Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union thinks video boards are a good investment.
Stellino tracks the final coaching hires.