Titans Over Chiefs In Wild Card

Official Tennessee Titans Fan Reporter

By Karen Christensen //@ksc47

Titans 22 – Chiefs 21

Throughout the past two weeks, there has been a lot of rumblings in the press and on social media about head coach Mike Mularkey’s job security.  The Tennessee Titans lost three games in a row. Most of the wins this year have been determined to be “ugly wins” and most of the games have been low scoring or “boring”.  

When the press asked Mularkey if he felt that he was close to losing his job if he didn’t make the playoffs, he responded:  “I haven’t had support to say I was (secure). I just assumed the worst”.  The press conference video of this exchange was heartbreaking, Mularkey was quite emotional when questioned about his job security.  Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk has addressed the situation with this statement:

Our mantra all season has been to take things week by week and not get ahead of ourselves and it obviously has served us well. I regret that outside rumors gained a life of their own. No one has been a bigger supporter of Mike Mularkey than I have over the last two-plus seasons. Mike and Jon have changed the culture of our team and organization and I am so happy we have been able to bring success on the field to our fans – winning 19 games over the last two seasons, including our first playoff win in 14 years. Just to eliminate any distractions moving forward, Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward. We still have work to be done, including this week, but I am looking forward to the journey.”

Titan players, linebacker Brian Orakpo and tight end Delanie Walker also addressed the coaching situation and voiced their support for Mularkey through the press, so hopefully, this mean-spirited discussion can be ended and the Titan organization can work on winning the next playoff game.

The Titans will now face reigning NFL champions the New England Patriots next Saturday 01/13/18 in Foxborough, Massachusetts at 7:15 CT.  The Patriots are the number one seed and they have a Hall of Fame quarterback, Mr. Tom Brady.  But has Brady ever thrown a touchdown pass to himself like our QB Marcus Mariota? Nope. The Titans have got to play a perfect game and get all parts of their game together, stop playin’ possum and show the NFL world the Titans are not a little ole team that can’t play some hard football.

Photo Credit: Donn Jones, AP www.titansonline.com

One more notable moment from this last victory.  Running back Derrick Henry’s celebration after his touchdown run was a tribute to former Titan running back, Chris Johnson, #28, CJ2K. 

If King Henry keeps it going, the Tennessee Titans may make it to Super Bowl 52.

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