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According to Seth Wickersham we just hit a home run . . .

Although a day late, I remembered this and wanted to pass it on.

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/insider/news/story?id=4797666

I am just being flippant, of course. I am not using this as a way to endorse, or deride, the hiring of Ken Whisenhunt. I just remembered the article from the magazine; and was curious how Whisenhunt scored based on this criteria. If you don't want to read the article, Wickersham states that:

. . . in the end, the majority of the most successful NFL headmen -- past and present -- have possessed at least one of the following four characteristics:

1. They were between ages 41 and 49.

2. They had at least 11 years of NFL coaching experience.

3. They were assistants on teams that won at least 50 games over a five-year span.

4. They had only one previous NFL head-coaching gig.

The Titans are lucky, because Whisenhunt possess three of the four. At 51, he misses the age characteristic by 2 years; which, if I were taking the study seriously, I would think would be the least important of all of them .

As a Titans fan I certainly hope that Wickersham's study is accurate. I personally wanted them to go with a defensive minded head coach, who concedes all offensive control to his offensive coordinator (the inverse of what Sean Payton and Gregg Williams had in New Orleans). However, I do think that there were much worse hires out there.

*cough* Jim Caldwell *cough*

I am willing to give Whisenhunt a chance, and hope that he get this team into the playoffs consistently. Oh, I also want him to beat the snot out of Andrew Luck and the Colts, seriously sick of losing to that team.

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