TENNESSEE, Sporting Alert – The Tennessee Titans have dismissed head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Tuesday with his team winning just once so far this season.
Tennessee (1-6) won its opening game of the campaign against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but dropped the next six games to start this current six-game losing streak.
Under Whisenhunt, who has been the boss for less than two years and 23 games, the Titans are 3-20, which the club felt was unacceptable.
“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” owner Amy Adams Strunk said.
“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.”
The Titans have promoted Mike Mularkey to interim coach as they go on the hunt for a new coach.
Titans safety Michael Griffin spoke about the news of Whisenhunt’s sacking, taking the time to wish the coach all the best in his move forward.
“You hate this for anyone,” Griffin said. “You know it’s a business and one day my day will come.
“Just knowing outside of football telling your family you have no job or got to move again and everyday life things that goes on behind the scenes has to be the toughest.
“I will say I have a lot of respect for coach Whiz and I wish him the best.”
Tennessee sits 31st in the points for per game at 17.9 points, while allowing 22.7 points per game on the defensive side.
Some NFL pundits felt a bit sad to see Whisenhunt losing his job, but noted that the coach’s “stubbornness” to make offensive adjustments played a substantial role in his poor overall record with the Titans, which led to him being dismissed.