Titans interview Polian, Robinson; Ballard next

The Tennessee Titans general manager candidate interview list grew to five candidates on Friday.

The Titans completed their formal interviews with former Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Polian on Friday and also with Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson as well.

Those two candidates, previously reported by TitanInsider/Cover32 as on the Titans interview list, brings the number of candidates interviewed to five with at least two more candidates expected to interview.

Polian currently works as the Jacksonville Jaguars director of player personnel and is credited with having a hand in Jacksonville finding young weapons in quarterback Blake Bortles and receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns. Polian, son of Hall of Fame executive Bill Polian and brother of Titans administrative director of football operations Dennis Polian. He was fired by the Colts after the 2011 season, when owner Jim Irsay cleaned house following that year.


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Robinson was with the Bucs when they drafted Jameis Winston last spring with the first overall pick and also has spent time in the New England Patriots front office as well.

Earlier this week, the Titans interviewed New York Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross and former Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist on Thursday and also interviewed former Detroit Lions general manaager Martin Mayhew this week.
Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard is expected to interview with the Titans on Monday. The team also is expected to grant an interview to its own director of college scouting Blake Beddingfield.

While there have been a number of candidates on the general manager front, the Titans still have yet to interview their first head coaching candidate. That has led to speculation that interim coach Mike Mularkey, who will receive an interview, is likely the frontrunner to retain the job. Per sources, TitanInsider reported that the Titans are looking at the possibility of pairing Mularkey with a young personnel man.

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