Of all the head coaches who exited the 2013 season on the hot seat, only Tennessee Titans head man Mike Munchak’s future remains undecided. While other teams have either fired or affirmed commitments to their head coaches who were previously on the hot seat, the Titans have taken an extremely slow, cautious route when it comes to deciding their head coach’s future. Tommy Smith and the Titans have taken a while to deliberate, and there is still no decision. Heck, there isn’t even the slightest decision of where the Titans are leaning on Munchak’s future, which makes the final call even more nail-biting.
According to the Nashville Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Munchak is “still in limbo”, and the Titans are still having internal discussions regarding their head coach’s future. They’ve done an admirable job of not leaking the slightest indicators, but I wonder if the Titans are hurting themselves by being so slow to come to a decision. Prudency pays off, but the Titans have seen Munchak coach for a few years now; it can’t be that difficult. And why is it a big deal that they are taking so slow? Well, they don’t have a leg-up on head coaches in the open market, and two top candidates in Lovie Smith and Bill O’Brien have already flown off board. If the Titans wait too long, then they might be forced to keep Munchak whether they like it or not.
It will be interesting to see what happens and which candidates the Titans show preliminary interest in if they do fire Munchak. Wyatt reports that the decision could go “either way”, so we’ll just have to play the wait-and-see.