A look into OC Matt LaFleur’s offensive staff
Name: Chandler Henley
Role: Quality Control Coach
NFL Coaching Experience: None
Positions Coached: None
Collegiate Coaching Experience: Offensive Recruiting/Graduate Assistant (Vanderbilt, 2012-2013), Assistant Quarterbacks Coach (2014), Tight Ends Coach (Yale, 2015-2017)
Coaching Track Record
Quality Control Coach Chandler Henley will make his professional coaching debut on the Titans sidelines in 2018.
Henley, who doesn’t boast a lengthy coaching resume, brings experience both as a player and a coach. He built a reputation during his stint as a college coach for his ability to lead, connect with players and for his skills as a recruiter.
He takes on a very important - yet undervalued - role with the Titans as the QC coach on the offensive side of the ball.
The QC position involves immersing one’s self in tape, statistics and data research that will help prepare a team for practice leading up to a game. A detailed overview of the importance of the QC position can be found here.
It will be a massive undertaking and, for some, would be too intimidating.
Henley, however, can handle it.
Having an Ivy League background suggests that Henley obtains the mental faculties required to compartmentalize, digest and dissect the workload that will be coming his way.
Brought in because of his ability to lead on the field and from the sidelines, Henley fits right in with the new coaching additions. As a player, he led his team in multiple categories. As a coach, he was a person players felt comfortable with going to for guidance. His rapport-building with the players enabled him to avoid being hesitant at times when coaching up was necessary.
It is Henley that will spend his nights buried in film, isolating defensive looks and relaying those looks to the scout defense in order to help the offense prepare for their opponents on a week to week basis.
Understanding defensive designs the offense will face, having a firm grasp of how the offense can expose or exploit deficiencies in those designs and finding a way to put together the right sample to use during game week will be a huge chunk of Henley’s responsibilities.
The level of preparedness the Titans offense displays on Sunday will be directly correlated to the work put in by Henley throughout the week.