Thursday, February 10, 2011
Strike one: Callahan can't talk to Titans
By Paul Kuharsky
The Tennessee Titans staff might have included three coaches with offensive-line backgrounds. But John Clayton reports the Jets declined Tennessee’s request to talk to Bill Callahan about its open offensive coordinator post.
New coach Mike Munchak is a Hall of Fame offensive lineman who coached the position before being promoted, and he’s already hired another Hall of Fame lineman, Bruce Matthews, to coach the Titans’ line.
Callahan is assistant head coach offense for Rex Ryan, but Brian Schottenheimer is the coordinator and play-caller.
Other names floating around as offensive coordinator candidates remain unconfirmed.
Green Bay Packers quarterback coach Tom Clements' name surfaced Thursday in write-ups citing Nashville's ABC affiliate as the initial source. But an official there said the station did not report that Clements is a Munchak target. And the Packers said they do not confirm or deny information about requests for permission to interview their assistants.
Meanwhile, John Glennon spoke with Frank Bush, the former Houston Texans defensive coordinator, who confirmed he’s talked with Munchak about a position on the defensive staff.
And it appears Jerry Gray isn’t yet sure if he will be Munchak’s defensive coordinator.