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Mike Mularkey only hired assistant coaches with no career aspriations

The MMQB spent some time at Titans camp this week.

NFL: Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I made a promise a few months ago make like Elsa and let it go about the hiring of Mike Mularkey. I didn't like it at the time, and I don't like it now, but there is no sense in beating the dead horse. Mularkey at least deserves an offseason to install his plan to see if it can be successful. Hey, I was even starting to get optimistic about this season.

Then I read this article from MMQB about their time at Titans training camp, and it makes me hate the hire all over again. This quote from the article particularly bothered me:

“This is the first time in my three tries that I got all of my guys,” Mularkey says. “I trust them. They don't have any hidden agendas to be coordinators, or have eyes on other jobs. They just want what I want and that’s to win.”

I get wanting to have your guys. That is something that every coach wants, but why in the world do you want guys that have no aspirations of moving up in their careers? They probably don’t have any aspirations of moving up because they aren’t very good at coaching football. (I guess that’s not “letting it go.”) The article also makes mention of the fact that 3 of the coaches on the staff have been out of coaching for at least 3 years.

It is hard to be optimistic when you are reminded of things like this.

Click the link and read the whole story. There is a lot of really good information about Titans’ camp in there.