Is he the guy for the Titans?
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to give Vrabel an overall grade of a B+ to evaluate his first three years as Titans head coach. There are clear shortcomings on the defensive side of the ball and consistent, week-in-and-week-out preparations, but I am certainly a “believer” in his ability to build a consistent contender and manage big games.
Even the biggest Mike Vrabel detractors have to agree that the Titans 29 wins over the last three seasons are impressive. That stretch rivals some of the best in Tennessee or Oilers history and the fact that he did it while dealing with a revolving door of OCs and multiple quarterbacks is noteworthy.
With time, Vrabel’s intelligence and understanding of the game will allow him to learn from his mistakes and continue to improve moving forward. The next step will be to see if he can hire a defensive coordinator and step back and let him coach, or is this going to be the fatal flaw in Mike Vrabel’s resume as a head coach?
The next few weeks are going to tell us a lot about what Mike Vrabel is willing to do for the good of the franchise and the team.