Terry Robiskie Reportedly Named Titans OC: Latest Comments and Reaction

Matt FitzgeraldCorrespondent IIIJanuary 18, 2016

SAN DIEGO - NOVEMBER 30: Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie of the Atlanta Falcons works on the sideline in the game with the San Diego Chargers on November 30, 2008 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California.  The Falcons won 22-16.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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The Tennessee Titans reportedly made a key addition to their coaching staff Monday, hiring Terry Robiskie to be their new offensive coordinator.

ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky reported the news, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed it while indicating Robiskie would bring with him his own quarterbacks coach.

However, head coach Mike Mularkey denied the hire, telling reporters there are three candidates who are interviewing for the position.

Robiskie has served as receivers coach for the Atlanta Falcons for the past eight seasons, helping foster the development of reigning NFL receiving champion Julio Jones

"He definitely was like a father figure," Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester said of Robiskie, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN. "He would talk to you about life. He has three boys, and I have two boys. I would ask him little small stuff on how to raise sons. When little incidents came up with my kids, I'd ask him, 'How did you go about disciplining them in this situation? Did you take away their toys?'

"And I also would ask him, 'What was your way of making your wife feel more special and not just making her feel like she was just a house wife?' Just little things like that, we talked about."

For the time being, per Rapoport, former Tennessee offensive coordinator Jason Michael will pivot to QB coach. The Titans staff, headed by Mike Mularkey, is sure to see more movement, though, when Robiskie's hand-picked assistant arrives.

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole weighed in on the hire and suggested Robiskie is the type of no-nonsense leader the Titans need:

He certainly has a fair amount of experience, and his position of expertise bodes well for young Tennessee signal-caller Marcus Mariota.

In last year's draft, the team chose Dorial Green-Beckham in the second round, and he came on stronger toward the end of the season with two 100-yard games. With Robiskie's guidance, the huge, talented target figures to take a big step forward in 2016 and emerge as a legitimate stud opposite Kendall Wright.

Something similar could be in store for Justin Hunter, who's only shown flashes of potential in his young career.

One potential issue is that Robiskie hasn't been an offensive play-caller since 2004, and it was for a 4-12 Cleveland Browns team. He apparently made the Titans feel comfortable enough in the interview process, though, which bodes well.

Although the hiring of Robiskie may not be the splashiest, Tennessee fans could be rewarded with an excellent passing attack for the future. He has a lot more talent to work with than he did for his one year of play-calling in Cleveland.