Titans on the Hot Seat in 2013 – Management
Obviously the entire Titans organization is on notice to produce in 2013 but there are several Titans management, coaches and players who in particular are on the hot seat in 2013. Which ones are they? Well, let’s take a look starting with management.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT ANDGENERAL MANAGER RUSTON WEBSTER
I like Ruston Webster and I generally think he has done a good job. The past 3 drafts have been solid and the Titans have been active in free agency. Regardless of whether you think the free agent contracts are smart or not, you can’t say Webster has sat back and not tried to make the roster better. Would it be overstating things to say his fate is tied to 2011 first round draft selection Jake Locker? Probably not. I think its playoffs or bust for Webster and company and they better hope this team plays up to its potential.
Ruston Webster bio
VICE PRESIDENT OF PLAYER PERSONNEL LAKE DAWSON
Along with Webster, I truly like Lake Dawson and I think he has done a great job. Unfortunately for both of them, the results haven’t matched the promise and along with Webster I think his fate as well rests on how well Locker performs in 2013. Can Dawson survive if others don’t? That is the real question and I think he possibly can but the team simply has to produce results in 2013.
VICE PRESIDENT/FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION VIN MARINO
Vin Marino is in charge of player contracts and works closely with Webster on overall football operations. As the guy charged with player contracts and managing the salary cap, if the free agent additions turn out to be bad investments and the Titans fail to improve will his league office ties save him? Debatable.
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT TINA TUGGLE
Unfortunately for Tina Tuggle, perception is reality and the perception of several young Titans players just isn’t that good. Even more unfortunate is that previous decisions by former Coach Jeff Fisher and others have perhaps tasked her with the impossible. Kenny Britt is well…….Kenny Britt. Chris Johnson comes across as a spoiled selfish player who has never really connected with the fan base. There simply isn’t fan connection with many players like you saw when the team first came to Nashville. Where are the Frank Wycheck’s, Steve McNair’s and to some extent Eddie George’s? No where to be found.