NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are one of four teams that have put in a request for permission to interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching jobs.
Cincinnati had the NFL's 10th-ranked offense in 2013. Gruden's developed quarterback Andy Dalton, who finished the season with a poor performance in Sunday's wild-card playoff loss to San Diego.
Titans general manager Ruston Webster worked with Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2003-05.
An executive with an NFL franchise who knows Gruden gave him a solid review.
"Good football IQ, good guy, players will like to play for him," the executive said. "He's been a winner everywhere he's been."