Mike Munchak waits for decision from new Titans boss

Mike Munchak waits for decision from new Titans boss (Image 1)

Titans head coach Mike Munchak says he hopes to know by the end of the week if he will return for the final year of his contract.

New Titans CEO Tommy Smith indicated he would take a few days after the season to think about the Titans future and then meet with Munchak and General Manager Ruston Webster.

Five NFL teams did not take a few days. The Lions, Browns, Redskins, Vikings and Buccaneers all fired their head coaches Monday.

Munchak's Titans finished 7-9 after spending over $100 million in free agency in the off-season.  The team started 3-1 before an injury to quarterback Jake Locker derailed their season.

Munchak was tight-lipped about his plans for the future because he said much of those plans will be part of his discussion with Smith as they map out a plan to the playoffs.

It was clear he would like to bring back offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, however it was unclear what he would like to do at defensive coordinator.

Jerry Gray's contract is expiring after three seasons with the job and Gregg Williams' contract is up after one year as a defensive assistant.

Safety Bernard Pollard said after the Titans win Sunday Williams is an “alpha male” and needs to be a defensive coordinator.

Fan apathy has to be a consideration for the Titans who sold out every game, but found themselves looking at empty seats the back half of the season as the team struggled.

Munchak indicated he and the players are also disappointed with the result, but that this team is very close and was probably a playoff team had Locker stayed healthy for 16 games.

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