Head Coaching Possibilities (In NFL)

Here is a list of Coordinators in the NFL that could possibly become the head coach of the Tennessee Titan Franchise:

Joe Philbin

Green Bay Packers Offensive Coordinator

In his first three NFL seasons as an OC he has had his offense finish in the top 8 in overall offense every year he has spent in Green Bay.  His offenses have put up 1,315 points in three years while his offense only gave up 61 turnovers during that span.  He has 19 years of college  coaching experience plus almost 4 years of coordinating in the NFL.  He has had two different QBs that went for over 4,000 yards passing during his tenure.  He has also had in 2009 a 4000 yard passer (Aaron Rodgers), a 1000 yard rusher (Ryan Grant), and two 1000 yard receiver (Greg Jennings & Donald Driver).  That is a first in the NFL!  The 2009 offense that he coached also led the league in average TOP with 33:03, 461 Points, +6,000 net yards, and had the fewest turnovers (16). 

Rob Ryan

Cleveland Browns Defensive Coordinator

Rob Ryan has 13 years of coaching experience and 11 were as an NFL defensive coordinator.  In Ryan’s five seasons with the Raiders he helped develop a pair of Pro Bowlers in defensive end Derrick Burgess and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. Burgess boasted 38.5 sacks in his four seasons under Ryan’s tutelage, including an NFL-high 16 in 2005. Asomugha ranked third in the NFL in 2006 with eight interceptions. In 2006, the Raiders led the NFL in pass defense (150.8 yards per game) and ranked third in total defense (284.8 yards per game). That year, Ryan was named USA Today’s “All-Joe” and Bill Arnsparger’s “Football Insiders” Defensive Coordinator of the Year. Before joining the Raiders, Ryan spent four seasons (2000-03) as linebackers coach on Bill Belichick's New England coaching staff. Ryan's unit helped contribute to Patriots wins in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII, as Tedy Bruschi emerged as one of the NFL’s top linebackers. In addition, linebacker Willie McGinest was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl squad following the 2003 season. The son of former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan, Rob originally entered the NFL coaching ranks in 1994 as defensive backs coach on his father's staff at Arizona, as the Cardinals’ defense ranked third in the NFL in total defense that year. With Ryan as his position coach, cornerback Aeneas Williams earned two trips to the Pro Bowl, in 1994 and 1995. In 1995, the Cardinals led the NFL with 42 total takeaways.

Dick LeBeau

Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator

Considered the architect of the Steelers’ famed “zone blitz,” LeBeau was named the Steelers’ defensive coordinator Jan. 16, 2004, after spending the 2003 season with the Buffalo Bills. He is one of six assistant coaches who remained on Pittsburgh’s staff following Mike Tomlin’s hiring in Janu­ary, 2007.  In 2009, LeBeau was recognized for his outstanding football career, both as a coach and player. In September he was inducted into the Varsity O Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame, honoring his career at Ohio State University and over 50 years in the NFL. Then in February, LeBeau was honored with the highest individual award in professional football when Pro Football Hall of Fame announced him as a member of its Class of 2010 for his 14-year career as a player as a cornerback for the Detroit Lions. LeBeau was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 7, at Fawcett Stadium.  The Steelers continued to showcase some of their best pass-rushing ability in 2009 with linebackers LaMarr Woodley and James Harrison, who together totaled 23.5 sacks and account for two of the top four sack totals by a Steelers’ duo in team history.  LeBeau's defense had a season for the ages in 2008 as they led the league in a number of categories and caused havoc on a week-to-week basis on opposing offenses. The Steelers ended the season first in total yards (237.2 avg.), against the pass (156.9 avg.) and in points allowed per game (13.9), while finishing second against the rush (80.3 avg.). The defense was led by linebacker James Harrison, who won several major awards, including AP Defensive Player of the Year, after setting a franchise record with 16 sacks. LeBeau was named “Coordinator of the year” by Sporting News for the 2008 season.  LeBeau’s impact on the coaching staff was profound as the Steelers returned to the top of the NFL in total defense and rushing defense in 2004. In 2005, his defensive game plans played an integral part in stopping four of the NFL’s top five offenses in the AFC playoffs, including limiting Seattle to just 10 points in Super Bowl XL.

Hue Jackson

Oakland Raiders Offensive Coordinator

Hue Jackson joins The Oakland Raiders in 2010 as offensive coordinator. Jackson has 24 years of coaching experience in college and professional football and has been an offensive coordinator at both levels. The 44-year-old Jackson spent the past two seasons as Baltimore’s quarterbacks coach and helped the Ravens advance to the postseason in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, Jackson tutored Joe Flacco, who became the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games in NFL history as the Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship Game. In 2007, Jackson was an NFL offensive coordinator for the second time when he served in that capacity for the Atlanta Falcons. He was offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins in 2003 and also held that post twice at the college level — the University of Southern California from 1997-00 and the University of California in 1996. Under Jackson’s tutelage in Cincinnati (2004-06), Chad Ochocinco and T.J. Houshmandzadeh became one of the most prolific wide receiving tandems in NFL history. In 2006, as wide receivers coach for Cincinnati, Ochocinco (1,369 yards) and Houshmandzadeh (1,081) became the first pair of Bengals to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark in a single season. Ochocinco led the NFL in receiving yards and for the fourth consecutive season, he topped the AFC in yardage. It marked the first time a player had led his conference in receiving yards in four straight seasons. He established an NFL record for most receiving yards in consecutive games (450) and a Bengals record for most single-game receiving yards (260 against Chargers). The Pro Bowl receiver also set the top four marks for receiving yards in a single season. Houshmandzadeh peaked in Jackson’s final year when he totaled then-career highs (90 receptions and 1,081 yards). In 2005 under Jackson, the Ochocinco-Houshmandzadeh tandem combined to total 175 receptions for 2,388 yards, while helping the team secure the AFC North title and a playoff berth for the first time in a decade. In Washington, Jackson was promoted to offensive coordinator by Head Coach Steve Spurrier in 2003 and handled team’s offensive play-calling, becoming the only coach to perform that duty other than Spurrier. In 2002, with Jackson as running backs coach, Pro Bowl RB Stephen Davis was on pace for another 1,000-yard rushing season before suffering a season-ending injury. Davis posted a career-high 1,432 rushing yards in 2001. Jackson served as USC’s offensive coordinator from 1997-00, helping to recruit and develop players, including QB Carson Palmer, with whom he was reunited with in Cincinnati (Palmer was the NFL’s No. 1-overall draft pick by the Bengals in 2003).


These are four candidates I think we should look at for head coaching jobs should Jeff Fisher be fired.  If you don't like any of the people I stated above then you can tell me about who you would like to have as a head coach in the comment section below.



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