Could the Tennessee Titans lose Shane Bowen this offseason

Shane Bowen, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Shane Bowen, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /

Recently, the Tennessee Titans have had many assistants leave for head coaching jobs and Shane Bowen might be the next name on that list.

The coaching carousel never stops in the NFL. Every year, a coordinator or college coach gets hot and garners major interest from NFL teams looking to improve their situations.

Sometimes teams are just looking for someone who has been around a winning culture for a while, which seems to be the case with Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing.

While most Tennessee Titans fans want him gone, there are rumors that he is being looked at as a potential head coach candidate.

That would be great news to most fans, but the coaching carousel cuts both ways and he might not be the only Titans’ coach on the move next year.

Shane Bowen has had a major impact on the Titans’ defense over the last two years and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.

After a rough 0-2 start, the Titans are looking like they’ve recaptured the formula that has made them into a contending force. As the Titans’ challenges continue to get more difficult down the road, Bowen’s defensive squad is putting up impressive stats along with breaking a few records along the way.

What does Shane Bowen do well as the Tennessee Titans’ DC

While some debate about whether the Titans’ defense blitzes enough or not, the truth is that this team knows how to put pressure on opposing QBs.

Consistency is the key here. Pursuit to the ball or ball carrier has been making life more complicated for offenses.

Coach Vrabel’s philosophy has always been an aggressive playing style along with the “bend don’t break” mantra. Shane Bowen has excelled in instilling that playing style in his defensive players whether they’re starters or backups

What is even more impressive is this is a team that continues to battle injuries, and rotate in backup players without any major drop kind of drop-off. Teams looking for a change in leadership and locker room culture take notice of that.

Like Arthur Smith before him, Bowen has proven that he can lose key pieces of his defense and still maintain the same level of excellence. Whether that means throwing in players like Tre Avery, Mario Edwards, Dylan Cole, Andrew Adams, or Greg Mabin, this defense still frustrates players like Joe Burrow, Patrick Mahomes, and Aaron Rodgers.