Add another team looking to hire a head coach.
After a brutal Divisional Round loss to the Patriots, the Tennessee Titans and Mike Mularkey have agreed to part ways. The Titans join the Colts, Lions, Giants, and Cardinals as teams looking for a new head coach.
Mularkey took over the head coaching role midway through the 2015 season after the team fired Ken Whisenhunt. The Titans went 2-9 the rest of of 2015, but turned it around in 2016, going 9-7. This season, the Titans went 9-7 again, yet made the playoffs, defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wildcard Round.
In two-and-a-half seasons in Tennessee, Mularkey went 20-21. He had previously coached the Bills (2004-2005) and Jaguars (2012). Overall, his head coaching record is 36-53.
The Titans job should jump near the top of the current open positions. The team boasts a strong defense under legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau; an excellent running game that looks to be led next year by Derrick Henry; and a burgeoning young quarterback in Marcus Mariota.
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The Buffalo Bills have hired Alabama Crimson Tide’s offensive coordinator Brian Daboll to the same position. Previously, the Bills fired Rick Dennison after the team failed to score a touchdown versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in the Wildcard Round, losing 10-3.
Daboll will the Bills 6th offensive coordinator in the past five seasons.
Before joining Alabama’s staff this season, Daboll was a positional coach with the New England Patriots, though he does have NFL offensive coordinator experience from stints with the Cleveland Browns (2009-2010), the Miami Dolphins (2011) and the Kansas City Chiefs (2012). Those four squads went a collective 18-46.