Thursday, January 3, 2013
CJ to get a new position coach, again
By Paul Kuharsky
Chris Johnson is going to have his fifth different position coach when the Titans kick off the 2013 season.
Earnest Byner was Johnson’s first position coach, but Jeff Fisher replaced him in 2009 with Kennedy Pola, a coach he’d long coveted.
Pola turned around and left before coaching a game to join Lane Kiffin’s staff at his alma mater, USC.
Fisher shifted quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson to running backs for 2010.
Then Mike Munchak took over as head coach and hired Jim Skipper, who came from Carolina.
Now, after two years with Skipper, Adam Schefter reports Munchak decided not to renew Skipper’s contract.
Does that mean Munchak thinks a position coach can get more out of CJ? Does it mean Skipper didn’t sufficiently help guys like Jamie Harper and Javon Ringer develop?
I suspect it’s some of all of it.