Titans head coach Mike Munchak will be back for the 2013 season, owner Bud Adams told The Tennessean Monday morning, but the team's senior executive vice president and former general manager Mike Reinfeldt won't be.
"I think he is the right guy to get the job done," Adams said of Munchak during an interview with the Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. "He just needs the right people around him."
Munchak is 15-17 in two seasons as head coach.
"Mike Munchak will be the head coach," Adams continued. "The way we played [Sunday] is an indication of the way we can play. I believe Mike Munchak can get the job done."
Of Reinfeldt, Adams said, "He has two more years to go on his contract but I think we'd be better off without him. I don't think he was getting the job done."
Reinfeldt was named general manager of the Titans in 2007 after spending seven years with the Seattle Seahawks. He was promoted to Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer this past January.
Ruston Webster, who just completed his first year as Titans general manager, will remain in his role.
When asked about Adams' decision during a news conference Monday afternoon, Munchak said, "We just gotta win."
"I guess he felt making that move right now wasn't the move to make and so hopefully, I'll prove him right."
He continued, "It's always best to know either way for an organization to move on, to start making changes and do some things that you think are necessary and really now it's about evaluating. Now that the season has ended we have to start looking at what we can do. This is the time of the year when all of the emphasis is on the coaching side."
Players like Alterraun Verner were happy to see Munch return.
"I'm definitely happy. I think most of us feel very strongly about Coach Munchak and his direction and passion to get us back to the playoffs and be one of the top tier teams," Verner said.
Derrick Morgan added, "I don't want to have another head coach, it would have been three in four years. I think Munch knows what the team needs."
"I think he's a great football coach and we are a lot closer than people think we are," Jake Locker said.
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