Titans still moving slowly in coaching search

The Tennessee Titans are taking their time in their search for a new general manager and head coach, especially on the coaching side.

To date, with Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard making his way to St. Thomas Sports Park on Monday, the Titans have now interviewed six potential general manager candidates.
The other five include former Lions general manager Martin Mayhew, Giants vice president of player evaluation Marc Ross, former Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist, former Colts general manager Chris Polian and Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson.

There is still the likelihood that the club will interview its own director of college scouting Blake Beddingfield, who has been with the organization for 17 years, working his way up through the ranks as well.

While the general manager search has been busy, the coaching search on the Titans front has been stone silent, leading to speculation that Mike Mularkey could still have the inside track to land the position.

Of course, with the GM hunt seemingly taking priority, one would assume that whoever the new general manager is would have at least some say in the head coach he will be working with.


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While the Titans have been in neutral on the coaching front, other clubs have already been at work trying to fill their vacancies. The Dolphins have already wrapped up Adam Gase, and there are reports that the 49ers are serious about Hue Jackson, and if they don’t land him, the Browns might. As of Monday the Titans still have not asked for permission on Jackson. In fact, the Titans still have yet to conduct their first coaching interview.

There was a weekend report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter about former Bills coach Doug Marrone being in play for the Titans. Earlier, ESPN’s John Clayton had reported that Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was interested in the job. But the Titans did not interview him during the bye week, and he is off limits for now with the Pats preparing for a divisional playoff game.

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