AFC Notes: Titans, Roman, Kingsbury

Matt LaFleur‘s defection to Green Bay leaves Tennessee without an offensive coordinator. They have not conducted any known interviews and are operating deliberately. GM Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel have met several times this week discussing what the best course of action should be, so interviews are likely coming soon. Whichever way the Titans go, they will be asking Marcus Mariota to learn a fourth offensive system in his five-year career. Ken Whisenhunt ran the Titans’ offense in 2015, before being fired, then Mike Mularkey took over before giving way to LaFleur. Robinson appears to want to retain some of LaFleur’s concepts, however.

I think if that can happen so that there is some carry-over, some familiarity there, so that not just Marcus but all of our players on offense, the less that we have to put on their plate to learn the different terminology, the different concepts, if there’s carry-over, then I think they can build upon what they’ve kind of gone through the last year,” Robinson said, via Eric Bacharach of The Tennesseean. “So we’ll do our best to try to keep as much continuity as possible carrying over into the offseason and certainly into next season.”

Here is the latest from the AFC:

  • Eric Berry, Spencer Ware and Malik Hooker are out for today’s ChiefsColts divisional-round game. Berry is still dealing with the heel trouble that has sidetracked his career, and Ware is out with a hamstring malady. Hooker started against the Texans but missed practice this week with a foot ailment.
  • The Ravens’ Greg Roman promotion partially stemmed from ensuring he would not accept another OC role in the AFC East. The Dolphins sought the former Bills offensive coordinator for their OC role, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. HC frontrunner Brian Flores had Roman on his staff list. Another name to pop up on Flores’ early list: Kliff Kingsbury. The now-Cardinals HC appears to have had a path to Miami as Flores’ play-caller, Breer adds (on Twitter). But despite his sub-.500 Texas Tech record, Kingsbury received a much bigger promotion than the Dolphins had in mind.
  • Jets staffer Tyler Tettleton will join the Browns as an offensive quality control coach, per Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports (on Twitter). Tettleton was a graduate assistant at Oklahoma for two years during Baker Mayfield‘s tenure in Norman.
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14 comments on “AFC Notes: Titans, Roman, Kingsbury

  1. dkcsmc1991

    If Marcus Mariota has to learn another offense so what? He is a professional. I’ve had changes in bosses and I have to adjust. If you’re good at what you do you adjust and perform.

    • Pokeli

      I sort of understand what you mean, but you’re using two very different ideas of “changing boss”.

      • dkcsmc1991

        Agree I guess as a professional quarterback one if his talents is learning new systems. That’s why he is one of a few.

    • elscorcho the marlin
      elscorcho the marlin

      Are you really comparing your job to a quarterback? Those playbooks are like learning a new language. Next time you have to do that at your job, post your little bitter comments.

      • dkcsmc1991

        Wow. Anyone with an opinion other than yours really gets you upset there Felicia.

    • How you’re going to start a conversation with Stacey from the mail room, has absolutely nothing on learning an NFL playbook.

  2. uvmfiji

    Maybe Tyler can get the Brown’s offense on to the fruit loops diet. Worked for his Dad.

  3. E munchy

    Continuity is one thing but I would have rather the Ravens get an OC from somewhere else. A younger new set of eyes to do something with this new offense they have in place. Hopefully it works out but I’m not a fan of recycling guys just because they’ve worked in other places before.

  4. Michael Chaney

    Tyler Tettleton used to be the quarterback at Ohio University too! As an OU student and a Browns fan, it’s perfect.

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