Ken Whisenhunt only needs one decent QB to turn the Titans from pretender to contender . But right now the team really has no idea what they have in Jake Locker.
This year the annual NFL coaching carousel landed on seven coaches getting new head coaching positions. Some have coached before and are getting a second chance, while others are getting their first chance as a head coach.
In this series we will look at the head coaches that are starting with brand new teams and what they are getting themselves into. This edition focuses on one of the veteran head coaches getting a second chance with a new team:
Ken Whisenhunt (Tennessee Titans) – The coach who took the long-suffering Arizona Cardinals to the Superbowl couldn’t find the right QB after Kurt Warner retired in 2010, resulting in an 18-30 record in his last two seasons and his firing after 2012. But a wildly successful year as San Diego’s offensive coordinator earned him another chance as the head coach for the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans’ biggest advantage is that they play in a division with as little talent as they have. With several of their leaders from 2013 gone, QB Jake Locker and RB Shonn Greene must step up in order to give the team a chance to succeed. As insurance in case Locker can’t cut it in year one, Whisenhunt brought in Charlie Whitehurst, his backup in San Diego. But if neither one of them can win in 2014, Whisenhunt’s stay in Tennessee may be tragically short.