NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On the day he and his coach were introduced, new Titans general manager Jon Robinson said he will be willing to listen to offers for the first pick in the upcoming draft.
"We'll look at any and all offers that come this way and make a decision that's best for the football team," Robinson said. "If that means sticking and picking, then we're going to stick and pick. If that means moving around and working the draft with trades, than that's what we'll do."
Robinson and coach Mike Mularkey were introduced by team president and CEO Steve Underwood on Monday.
Robinson closed the news conference by telling fans that as a Union City, Tennessee, native, he was a fan of the Titans as soon as they moved to the state in 1997.
"We're going to build this team the right way," he said. "All decisions that we make will be made in the best interests of this team, your football team. Please let us earn your support."
In a similar vein, Mularkey asked for a fresh chance.
After posting a 2-7 record with the Titans as interim coach after the Nov. 3 firing of Ken Whisenhunt, he is 18-39 as a head coach (factoring in two seasons with the Bills and one with the Jaguars).
But he said he is not a believer in the Bill Parcells credo that "you are what your record is," and said circumstances can have a big bearing on success or failure.
"I understand [the fans'] feelings completely," he said. "All I ask is that they give us a chance. I think that's very important, that they give us a chance, give Jon and I a chance to build a roster that they can be proud of and that this city can be proud of.
"There are going to be changes. It's not the same old from last year -- 2015 is over, 2012 [in Jacksonville] is over, 2004-05 [in Buffalo] are over. There are going to be changes for this team to go in the right direction.
Mularkey has control over his coaching staff and Robinson has control over the 53-man roster, Robinson said.
Underwood again bristled at the suggestion that the Titans are for sale. Asked if the league has assembled potential buyers, he said it doesn't matter given that there is no seller.