According to Arthur Arkush of ProFootballWeekly..com, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak has a chance to save his job, but his coordinators may not.
Our sources indicate that, prior to the Bears’ 51-20 evisceration of the Titans Sunday, coordinators Jerry Gray (defense) and Chris Palmer (offense) were already feeling the heat. But after another humiliating defeat — the Titans’ six losses have come by an average margin of 22.2 points per game — Munchak also needs to prove over the next two months that he has solutions to the Titans’ myriad issues to be safe.
We hear Bud Adams was so irate for two reasons: the first is that Tennessee has not been competitive in all but one loss this season, and the nature in which they appeared so unprepared for such a big home game did not sit well with the 89-year-old owner. Adams was further humiliated by the hostile takeover of LP Field by Bears fans, who greatly outnumbered Titans fans by the fourth quarter.
One source told PFW it would be hard to imagine a scenario where Gray and Palmer return next season. The source pointed to the gross mishandling of the safety position as the biggest indictment on Gray, who was sent to the coaching booth prior to Sunday’s loss.
I believe a big part of the Titans’ struggles is a lack of talent on both sides of the ball.