Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel gave his assessment on the performance of the team’s coaching staff in 2019.
Head coach Mike Vrabel put a nice coat of sugar on how he thinks the Tennessee Titans’ coaching staff is performing in 2019. Get your toothbrush ready.
If there has been one constant with the Titans this year, it has been awful decision-making from the coaching staff.
Whether it’s Vrabel’s insistence on keeping offensive line coach Keith Carter as the Titans’ offensive line continues to be one of the worst in the NFL, or his decisions on fourth down late in games, there’s no doubt Vrabel is doing a poor job.
Adding to that, offensive coordinator Arthur Smith’s game plans, play-calling, and even his perplexing use of offensive personnel have made absolutely no sense. Even the most simple of football simpletons can see this.
So, how does Vrabel assess the job both he and his coaches are doing in 2019? Just “below average”, and he bases that on the record alone, per Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
In my book, the Titans are seeing some of the worst coaching in the NFL this season, which would put them at even worse than “below average”. In fact, it’s surprising that this team has been able to overcome their coaches and even get to 4-5 — that’s how bad it has been.
The assessment of a coaching staff shouldn’t just be based on wins and losses. You also have to look at how individual players are being used and are performing. And, when we look at those two things, Titans coaches are failing miserably.
Of course, Vrabel isn’t going to throw himself or his guys under the bus when talking to the media, so this response doesn’t come as much of a surprise. However, I have to wonder if Vrabel even believes things with his coaching staff are that bad, as he continues to refuse to make any changes at all.
The failure to do something different shows a lack of accountability and leadership with the organization. This simply isn’t working, and kicking the can down the road further and doing nothing about it is not only wasting the season, but it’s also destroying Vrabel’s credibility, and general manager Jon Robinson’s along with it.