Mike Reinfeldt Takes The Fall For Tennessee Titans


Jan 28, 2011; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt answers questions from the media after announcing that coach Jeff Fisher will step down from his position as the team

The Tennessee Titans needed to find someone to shoulder the blame of their horrific season in 2012 and they did just that on Black Monday. Tennessee has fired senior executive V.P. and COO Mike Reinfeldt.

Reinfeldt issued a statement following the news:

"“Although I am extremely disappointed in the decision, I thank Mr. Adams for the opportunity over the last six years. Having moved into this expanded role in February, I’m not only proud that we are on pace for a successful financial year, but confident that Ruston [Webster] and Mike [Munchak] have made significant strides on the football field and are a move or two away from taking the next step. I certainly understand and share in the frustration of Mr. Adams and all Titans fans, there are a great deal of good people here and patience is probably prudent at this point.  I have supported this franchise as a player and executive and wish it nothing but success in the future.”"

The strange part of Reinfeldt losing his job is that he was working when he learned the news that he was fired? How did he learn of his firing? The same way that we all did — via the news cycle. It’s unfortunate, but that is part of the cruel NFL world.