Tennessee Titans enthusiasts had an overwhelmingly positive response when polled about whether they approved or disapproved of the Ken Whisenhunt hiring. Approximately 84.3 percent of Titan Sized readers approved. Only two out of 70 respondents were entirely disapproving of the hire. Nine people felt indifferent about the entire situation.
Whisenhunt brings six years of head-coach experience from the Arizona Cardinals (2007-12). His resume includes two playoff appearances and a 2008 Cardinals team that won its conference championship. Whisenhunt is credited with the early development of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Whisenhunt also receives credit for reviving the careers of Kurt Warner and Philip Rivers.
Earliest reports indicate that Ray Horton, among other 3-4 coaches, are expected to join Whisenhunt’s staff as the defensive coordinator. Reportedly, Whisenhunt may prefer a 2-gapping, 3-4 style of defensive alignment.
Two other head coaches who Tennessee had interviewed—Jim Caldwell and Mike Zimmer—are both expected or have already accepted head-coaching gigs. The former Indianapolis Colts head coach (Caldwell) joined the Detroit Lions. Zimmer will likely take the job with the Minnesota Vikings. Over the next few seasons, keep an eye on whether the Titans made the right decision or if another head coach has more success elsewhere.
SOURCE: NBC Sports