After a 1-6 start, the head coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Tennessee Titans was fired today.
“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforts with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward.”
Whisenhunt has an overall 3-20 record during his tenure with the Titans. Their recent 20-6 loss to the Houston Texans seemed to be the last straw in his overall unsuccessful campaign as the Titans head coach.
Previously the offensive coordinator in 2013 for the San Diego Chargers, Whisenhunt helped resurrect Phillip River’s career and the Titans obviously expected him to work some of his magic on some of their quarterbacks. However, the Titans have started 4 different quarterbacks in the past two seasons and are hoping for Marcus Mariota to end their quarterback drought.
This is the 2nd head coach to be fired mid-season. Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was the first, and now Ken Whisenhunt will be the 2nd.