Sources: Munchak to meet with Titans boss


Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak will meet Friday morning with team president and CEO Tommy Smith to engage in an organizational evaluation, sources say, for a discussion in which Munchak could learn his fate.

Munchak’s job has been the source of speculation during the Titans’ 2013 season in which the team finished 7-9. In three seasons since succeeding Jeff Fisher as coach in 2011, the Titans have finished 9-7, 6-10 and 7-9.

Ruston Webster, the team’s general manager, also will be involved in the meeting with Smith, who was schedule to arrive in Nashville on Friday morning after making the flight from his home base in Houston.

Smith became the team president/CEO in October after the death of Bud Adams, who passed away at 90. Smith is the son-in-law of Adams.

Munchak and the Titans have had to overcome uncertain quarterback play, primarily due to the injuries of Jake Locker, the team’s first round pick in 2011.

Locker led the Titans to a 3-1 record while the team had no turnovers before he suffered an injured hip and knee. He returned only to be lost for the season.

They were also competitive against quality competition. They lost six one-possession games, and seven of their nine losses were against teams that finished with 10 wins or more.

Munchak has been with the franchise since he began his Hall of Fame career as a guard with the Houston Oilers from 1982-1993. He then began his coaching career with the franchise in 1994.

It is not known if Smith is coming to a Nashville today, having already made a decision on Munchak’s fate, or whether he wants to hear about the plan going forward that would involve staff changes.

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