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Is Mike Mularkey the 3rd best coach in the AFC South?

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Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey was ranked as the 23rd best coach in the NFL by Elliot Harrison of NFL.com. This time last year I would have said that was high. Now I think it is low. What a difference a year makes.

Here were Harrison’s comments about Murlakey:

What can I say about Mularkey that hasn't been said 1,000 times? Actually, now that I think of it, I'm not sure anyone has said so much as 1,000 words about the Titans head coach. Either way, a 9-7 record and the continued ascendance of Marcus Mariota under the tutelage of Mularkey and staff say enough for the moment. The key is to keep this young roster from "taking the cheese," as Bill Parcells would say. Put another way: Mularkey must keep the enthusiasm going in Nashville without letting his unaccomplished outfit think it's already Super Bowl material.

I don’t think we need to worry about what he said at the end there. This organization has a culture that won’t allow that to happen.

The more interesting note to me here is that two coaches in the AFC South- Chuck Pagano (15) and Bill O’Brien (18)- ranked ahead of Mularkey. There is no shot I would take either of those guys over Mularkey at this point. O’Brien is an offensive coach who hasn’t had a good offense, and Pagano is a defensive coach who hasn’t had a good defense. In the words of that one guy on the movie Airplane, NO THAAAAAANKS!!!

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Mike Mularkey ranked as the 23rd best NFL coach

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  • 73%
    Too low
    (562 votes)
  • 4%
    Too high
    (36 votes)
  • 22%
    About right
    (169 votes)
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