The Tennessee Titans have parted ways with wide receivers coach Bob Bratkowski and assistant receivers coach Jason Tucker.
Bratkowski, a long-time NFL assistant coach and the son of former NFL quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, was hand-picked out of semi-retirement by head coach Mike Mularkey to be a part of his first Titans staff this season. Bratkowski was Mularkey’s offensive coordinator when Mularkey was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, but had been out of the league and out of coaching after spending the 2014 season with the Cincinnati Bengals.
“I have a lot of respect for both Bob and Jason and I want to thank them for their work this year,” Mularkey. “The search process begins now as we look for a coach to lead the wide receivers and add to our coaching group on offense.”
Tucker was a holdover from Ken Whisenhunt’s Titans’ staff from 2015, Prior to joining the Titans, he had spent six seasons coaching in the Canadian Football League.
The moves come as the Titans receiving corps seemed to improve this season with the addition of free agent Rishard Matthews, who had 65 receptions for 945 yards this season, and the drafting of Tajae Sharpe in the fifth round, who became a starter and caught 41 passes.
However, beyond those two, the Titans receivers did not post big numbers. Kendall Wright, who is poised to leave as a free agent, had just 29 catches. Veteran Harry Douglas had 15 receptions this season.