Tennessee Titans hot board for new defensive coordinator
By Will Lomas
Tyrone McKenzie: Tennessee Titans inside linebackers coach
McKenzie is really interesting because just connecting dots and playing with the idea of what could happen, there is a scenario that I would love to see no matter how unlikely.
First of all, credit to McKenzie for the job he has done with Rashaan Evans, Jayon Brown, Wesley Woodyard, and David Long. Since he has been on the staff the inside linebackers have been impressive and very rarely seem like they are the weakest unit on this defense.
How much of that credit should go to Mike Vrabel is impossible to know without being at practice every day and listening to them on the sideline as games are going on.
However, just looking at what his job description is and his history as a coach in this league he may be ready to take that next step up like Arthur Smith was last year.
That part is the obvious and easy part, the next domino I want to fall to really make this a homerun move is for Luke Kuechly to come in and replace McKenzie as the inside linebackers coach.
For the Titans, you get one of the most impressive minds in all of football on your staff who can instantly step in and help with game plans and finding keys to identify in game.
Kuechly gets a position job in the NFL right off the bat which is something you don’t really see. Also, he gets to work with McKenzie who knows what he is doing and who can help bridge the experience gap, while he learns how to start his path from player to head coach studying Mike Vrabel.