INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Mike Vrabel won NFL coach of the year in voting by a panel of 50 sportswriters selected by the Associated Press, it was revealed at NFL Honors here Thursday night.

Mike Vrabel

“The honor is a reflection of our football team and our staff, which I think is amazing,” Vrabel said. “I love our staff. It’s loyal. They are great teachers, they are great developers, they try to make a connection and an impact on players. I understand that players will come and go, I understand the nature of the National Football League, I played it in for 14 years. I think you can still make a connection, you can still try to care about guys off the field.”

The Titans announced Wednesday that Vrabel and Jon Robinson had agreed to contract extensions. Vrabel’s original five-year deal was through 2022. [Unlocked]

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LOS ANGELES – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 includes a short-career offensive tackle, an inspirational inside linebacker, two tremendous interior defensive linemen, and, for the sixth consecutive year, a safety.Hall of Fame Final Vote

With 15 modern-era finalists that included no-clear cut first-ballot newcomer, the selection committee of 49 -- of which I am honored to be one -- chose Tony Boselli, Sam Mills, Richard Seymour, Bryant Young and LeRoy Butler.

Cliff Branch was elected as the senior candidate, Art McNally as the contributor and Dick Vermeil as the coach to round out the class of eight.

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Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel got what they deserved.

Tuesday, the Titans announced contract extensions for their general manager and coach. The lengths are unknown, but the duo had deals that ran through 2022.

Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel

Amy Adams Strunk is wise to make the move, which was a no-brainer and never seemed in doubt. The two bring the franchise excellent stability.

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LOS ANGELES -- A year after Mike Vrabel supplemented his defensive staff with an extra coach to serve as a resource for his defensive coordinator, he’s going a bit further on the offensive side of the ball.

While Vrabel never said much about the role of senior defensive assistant Jim Schwartz, Shane Bowen said Schwartz was an “invaluable resource” to him.Tim Kelly

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Now Vrabel is bringing in Tim Kelly on the offensive side, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Per Chase McCabe of 102.5 The Game, he will be “senior offensive assistant/ passing game coordinator.”

That’s obviously a more precise and substantial title than Schwartz's.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Bobby King, who's coached the Houston Texans inside linebackers for the last four seasons, is in line to replace Jim Haslett in the same post with the Titans.BobbyKingHT

Haslett was let go three days after the Titans' season ended with an upset at the hands of the Bengals in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. He had one year remaining on his contract.

King was Houston's linebackers coach in 2017 before turning his focus to inside backers and worked with Zach Cunningham, who the Titans claimed off waivers on Dec. 9, 2021. [Unlocked]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Jon Robinson’s first public reaction to Ryan Tannehill’s terrible divisional round playoff performance was not surprising.

"To have a micro-evaluation over one game is not fair to any player,” the GM told Jim Wyatt at the Senior Bowl. “I think you have to look at the scope of the body of work, and what he has done for this football team since he has been here."Ryan Tannehill

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On a lot of levels, the Titans should be having micro-evaluations of everything, but I get his point.

The thing is, that Tannehill’s playoff failure was not a one-game thing, and I’m not the only person who’s covered this thoroughly.

It’s been universally covered and if not universally agreed upon, quite close to it.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – You are not happy to be tuning into Bengals at Chiefs on Sunday instead of seeing the Titans host Kansas City.

It’s still raw, I know.

We’ll try to sort some of it out here, where you asked a lot of good questions.Nick Westbrook-Ikine

Poll photo: Donald Page/ Tennessee Titans

Thinking it’s crazy is different than thinking it’s not plausible.

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