Mike Munchak: New Tennessee Titans Head Coach Has His Work Cut Out for Him
Mike Munchak Takes Over a Titans Team in Disarray
New Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is not exactly a lightweight. Indeed, he may be taking over for longest-tenured NFL head coach in recent memory in Jeff Fisher, but Munchak is a Pro Football Hall of Famer, and he's been a member of the Oilers/Titans organization ever since he was drafted eighth overall by the team in 1982.
Munchak is thus the franchise's first former player to take up the head coach position, and the general thinking around Nashville is that he's as good a choice as anybody for the job.
Well, why not? Sounds good to me.
However... this does not change the fact that his team is pretty much a mess. The Titans lost eight of their last nine games to finish out the 2010 regular season, and their quarterback situation is more or less up a black hole thanks to Vince Young's impending departure.
Naturally, the looming NFL work stoppage makes it tricky to start dishing out diagnostics. But it does seem reasonable to assume that, if there is football in 2011, Munchak is not going to be able to bring the franchise back to respectability in one fell swoop.
The good news is that the NFL Draft is still scheduled to take place in April, and the Titans have the eighth overall pick (which is rather fitting considering this is exactly where Munchak went when he was drafted).
As such, Titans fans can be forgiven to looking forward to what Munchak will do with his first act as head coach.
Will he draft a quarterback like, say, Cam Newton?
For now, feel free to pass the time with our latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft.
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