Munchak fires Titans' DB coaches

January, 4, 2012
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Mike Munchak said on Monday the first element of his offseason would be evaluating his coaching staff.

It didn’t take long for him to make his first changes.

The Titans have let secondary coach Marcus Robertson and assistant secondary coach Curtis Fuller go.

“I want to thank Marcus and Curtis for their time here,” Munchak said in a statement released by the team. "After meeting with the coordinators over the last couple of days, we decided to make this move today. Letting Marcus go was not an easy thing. He spent so many great years with this organization as a player, front office employee and a coach. I respect both men, but I wanted to move in a different direction for both of these spots. The interview process might take some time, but we will find the right fits for the secondary room moving forward.”

Robertson played 10 seasons for the Oilers and Titans and he spent a total of 21 seasons with the organization as a player, executive and coach.

I thought he was retained by Munchak from Jeff Fisher’s staff on part because defensive coordinator Jerry Gray worked as secondary coach for part of Robertson’s playing career.

Tennessee’s pass defense ranked 14th in the NFL this season and suffered from a lack of a consistent pass rush. Safeties Michael Griffin, Chris Hope and Jordan Babineaux and cornerback Cortland Finnegan all have expiring contacts.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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