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Reviewing Mike Vrabel’s first season as Titans head coach

Mike Vrabel arrived in Nashville with the rare opportunity to take over a team that had not only appeared in the playoffs the previous season, but won a playoff game. The message from Amy Adams-Strunk and Jon Robinson was clear, going 9-7, sneaking into the playoffs, and relying on an antiquated offense wasn’t going to cut it for this franchise.

However, that’s exactly what the Titans got in year one under Vrabel, minus the playoff berth of course. On the surface it would seem that the former All-Pro linebacker’s head coaching debut was a relative disappointment, but judging performance solely based on record ignores important context.