When Jeff Fisher and the Tennessee Titans divorced, the name that immediately came up as Fisher’s replacement was Mike Munchak. The Hall of Famer Titans legend made the most sense because he’d been around the team forever and had paid his dues. As it turned out, Titans owner Bud Adams went with what made sense and hired Mike Munchak as the team’s next head coach.
“I think it’s a great opportunity here with what we have,” said Munchak, “and I think I’m the guy to pick up the pieces and hopefully get us in the right direction.”
Munchak doesn’t have an easy job. The biggest problem is at the quarterback position. Vince Young, once thought to be the Titans’ future at the position, is no longer in Tennessee’s plans. Kerry Collins, the other option at quarterback, is a couple years away from collecting social security. Who will quarterback the Titans in 2011? That’s the first question Munchak will have to answer.
Fisher, who had the job as Titans head coach for 14 seasons, was the face of the franchise. Munchak, as could be expected, isn’t intimidated.
“I’m going to be my own man,” said Munchak, “and I’ll be judged by what I do and not what was done before me.”