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Tennessee Titans deny Chicago Bears interview with Mike Mularkey

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Really this time.

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For most of this week there have been rumors that John Fox would like to bring in current tight ends coach Mike Mularkey to be his offensive coordinator. After a week of speculation, the Chicago Bears finally asked, and the Tennessee Titans (for the second time) blocked access.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> have denied <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> permission to meet with Mike Mularkey about OC job under John Fox</p>&mdash; Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BradBiggs/status/556564686498328576">January 17, 2015</a></blockquote>
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For the Titans who really had no standouts at the assistant coach level you could argue (that along with Bob Bostad the offensive line coach) his coaching improved his players the most. Delanie Walker went from standout, to centerpiece and number one option in the passing game.

Walker had one of the top three best years this year on the Titans, and I can see why this combined with his history as a coach might encourage other teams to look at him for a coaching staff. I can also see why the Titans are eager to keep their top assistant coach on the payroll.