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Mike Vrabel has 'inside track' to become next Titans HC

February 19 2018, 07:53 | Rex Rios

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Tennessee is looking to replace Mike Mularkey, who was sacked Monday after he went 21- 22 and won the franchise's first playoff game in 14 years.

"Paramount", Robinson said with a fierce stare that let reporters know that maybe this was the most important factor in the upcoming search. Arizona, Detroit and New York Giants have yet to hire new coaches. Alex Brandon, ASSOCIATED PRESS Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel watches warm ups during an NCAA football practice Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio. And while many expected the Titans to pursue Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels in order to further develop quarterback Marcus Mariota, it appears that McDaniels is set to become the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans, particularly on offense, seemed to tend toward jamming "square pegs into round holes" in order to make their rock-hard philosophy work.

Regardless of the reason, it's clear that Vrabel was always Robinson's man.

This will be the rising star GM joining forces with the rising star coach and lifting the Titans to heights not reached in 20 years.

Vrabel played eight seasons with the Patriots from 2001-08. Chasing a winning model similar to the one in New England isn't something to frown upon.

On Saturday, the Tennessee Titans named Vrabel their new head coach, replacing Mike Mularkey, who was let go this past Monday. Robinson will likely tell us that there is no reward without risk, and that is true. He is intelligent, energetic, detailed and a leader whose deep passion for this game will resonate with our players. There's no question his staff will be extremely important.

The 14-year veteran and three-time New England Patriot Super Bowl Champion spent the last four seasons on staff with Houston as a linebackers coach and later defensive coordinator in 2017.

Vrabel went to Houston in 2014 and coached linebackers with the Texans for three seasons before becoming coordinator. "We have a chance to build on the solid foundation that we established over the past couple of years and I believe Mike is the right person to continue that progress".

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