In the X’s and O’s, Mike Vrabel won the AP Coach of the Year award becoming the first head coach in the Tennessee Titans history to earn the award.
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The Titans had to overcome quite some injuries in the regular season and earned the first seed of the AFC with a 12-5 record. In his four years with the team, he has led them to winning records in each of them and got them into the postseason on three occasions.
“It is a reflection of our players and our coaching staff. Yeah, there’s a head coach, and when they give out the award, the head coach gets it. But you know how I feel about when you win, it’s because the players went out and made plays”, said Vrabel on a statement. “So that’s who this is a reflection of, it’s the performance of our team and our coaching staff.”
Vrabel got 36 of the votes, with Green Bay’s Matt Fleur receiving eight votes. Las Vegas interim coach Rich Bisaccia with, Cincinnati’s Zac Taylor with two, and New England’s Bill Belichick received the last vote.
Thanks to his job on the field, the Titans gave him a contract extension.