This coaching staff could turn the Tennessee Titans into immediate contenders

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Head coach: Brian Callahan

This one is pretty simple, and it should come down to Cincinnati Bengals OC Brian Callahan or Houston Texans OC Bobby Slowik to be the Tennessee Titans' next head coach.

There is a section of fans who want the Tennessee Titans to consider all of their options instead of focusing in solely on offensive-minded candidates. I understand what that group is saying, but the most successful new coaching hires over the last five years have all been offensive names.

Matt LaFleur, Zac Taylor, Kevin Stefanski, Mike McCarthy, Dan Campbell, Nick Siriani, Doug Pederson, Mike McDaniel, Kevin O'Connell, etc. All of those coaches have made their teams better, and they have done it in different ways.

LaFluer wasn't ready, but he grew into the role and has managed to seamlessly transition the Green Bay Packers from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love. Mike McDaniel is a schematic genius who turned Tua Tagovailoa into a viable NFL quarterback after he was being written off across the league. Dan Campbell has an offensive background, but he has built the Detroit Lions in his image and he and Ben Johnson are finding ways to blend that physicality with smart play-calling to be successful.

Callahan is the longest-tenured OC in the NFL and coaches, players, and fans recognize the impact he has on the team despite being an OC that doesn't call plays.

Hiring Callahan would finally give the Titans an offensive mind that won't be gone after two seasons if his scheme works. In fact, if he wants to call plays it would create even more consistency long term and it would be exactly what Zac Taylor (Callahan's current boss) did when he became the head coach of the Bengals.

That experience along with a catalog of coaches that he can call to come and work with him, makes him an elite option for the Tennessee Titans.