Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk backed head coach Mike Mularkey on Sunday, one day after the team’s 22-21 playoff game win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Read the full statement:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk backed head coach Mike Mularkey on Sunday, one day after the team’s 22-21 playoff game win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Strunk said: “Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward.”
FULL STATEMENT FROM TITANS CONTROLLING OWNER AMY ADAMS STRUNK:
“Our mantra all season has been to take things week by week and not get ahead of ourselves and it obviously has served us well. I regret that outside rumors gained a life of their own. No one has been a bigger supporter of Mike Mularkey than I have over the last two plus seasons. Mike and Jon have changed the culture of our team and organization and I am so happy we have been able to bring success on the field to our fans – winning 19 games over the last two seasons, including our first playoff win in 14 years. Just to eliminate any distractions moving forward, Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward. We still have work to be done, including this week, but I am looking forward to the journey.”
The Titans rallied from a 21-3 halftime deficit to beat the Chiefs on Saturday. Their comeback tied for the second-largest by a road team in NFL playoff history. The only road comeback to top the Titans’ performance was a 20-point comeback by the Lions in the Divisional Round against the 49ers in 1957.
The Titans finished the regular season 9-7. In his first full season as head coach in 2016, Mularkey also guided the Titans to a 9-7 record, tripling the team’s win total from the previous season.