Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Frank Reich firing another testament to Titans HC Mike Vrabel


By Sam Phalen

The recent firing of Frank Reich is just another testament to the greatness of Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.

Major AFC South news broke on Monday morning when NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero broke the story that the Indianapolis Colts had fired fifth-year head coach Frank Reich after a 3-5-1 start in 2022.

Over five seasons in Indy, Reich was 40-33-1 as head coach.

Not a bad record, but one playoff win over five seasons was never going to cut it for Colts owner Jim Irsay. After five seasons with five different starting quarterbacks, Irsay finally found his scapegoat, and decided it was time to pull the plug on Reich.

The Colts needed a leader, winner, and decorated head coach to guide the current 53-man roster every Sunday. So naturally, they hired former Colts center Jeff Saturday, whose only coaching experience comes as a high school head coach for Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula, Georgia where he was 20-16 over four seasons.

Anyways, I’m not here to talk about Jeff Saturday, Frank Reich or what the firing means for the state of things in Indianapolis.

am here to bring attention to what it means for Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel.

With the Colts moving on from Reich, Vrabel is officially the last man standing from the seven head coaches hired around the NFL in 2018.

Six coaches have come and gone, and the Titans are left with the one home run hire of the group.

Vrabel has led the Titans to four consecutive winning seasons, three consecutive playoff appearances, and back-to-back division titles. He has won the NFL Coach of the Year Award, and proven time and time again that he can get the most out of his roster.

The Mike Vrabel culture is one that embraces toughness, pays attention to detail, emphasizes preparation, and is intentional about the personal relationships within the building. It is timeless and sustainable at its core.

Vrabel is already the third winningest coach in Titans/Oilers franchise history, and his list of achievement is only going to grow as the years go on.

Tennessee currently sits atop the AFC South with a 5-3 record in 2022, and Vrabel has his eyes on another playoff run.

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