Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Akeem Ayers (56) is congratulated by teammate Tennessee defensive end Kamerion Wimbley (95) for sacking Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne (7) (not pictured)during the second half at LP Field. Titans won 38-20. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Fill LB Coach Spot

The Tennessee Titans have filled the LB coaching spot left vacant by the firing of Frank Bush earlier this month. In an extremely unsurprising move, the Titans have promoted a coach from within, special teams assistant Chet Parlavecchio.

That doesn’t mean it’s a bad hiring though. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, several players have said that his high-energy coaching has brought about more than a couple great plays the past few seasons on special teams.

That being said, why not promote him to the special teams coach?

Parlavecchio joined the Titans in 2011 after more than two decades as a high school head coach in New Jersey. He was linebackers coach at Temple in 1992-93. He played linebacker at Penn State, where he was Mike Munchak’s teammate.

I guess that’s what it is. He’s got plenty to prove, so hopefully he proves to be a good LB coach, at least. Munchak’s continual hiring and promoting of guys he’s played with and known certainly has me curious. Especially when there have been so many different coaches up for hiring this offseason.

One of the few reasons I’d put any hope in his hires this offseason is because his job is counting on them. If he messes up, it’s lights out for the Munchak show.


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