NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans announced that they hired veteran NFL coach Jim Haslett to lead their internal supporters on Thursday.
Haslett brings 24 years of experience directing the Titans in the NFL. His most recent position was as coach of internal supporters for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2016 to 2018.
Haslett spent 12 campaigns as an NFL coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints, St. Louis Rams and Washington Redskins. He also played in the NFL for nine years.RELATED
“Adding quality coaches to our group has always been my priority, with the ability to teach, develop and inspire,” Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said in a statement. “I’ve known Jim since my rookie campaign in Pittsburgh and I was impressed with the way he taught and developed the players of our defense. Throughout his career, he h as experience and success as a head coach, defensive coordinator and coach. linebackers. “
The Titans do not yet designate a replacement for the position of defensive coordinator after the retirement of Dean Pees. Having Haslett as a veteran coach in the group of defensive assistants will be an essential piece for Vrabel, since he will be sending the plays for the unit.
Haslett replaces Tyron McKenzie at the head of the internal linebackers, after he emigrated to take the same role with the Detroit Lions after splitting paths with the Titans each month last month.
Vrabel’s group also lost defensive back coach Kerry Coombs when he took over as defensive coordinator for Ohio State. The Titans hired former Houston Texans defensive back coach Anthony Midget to replace Coombs.
Vrabel said, “Anthony [Midget] He was a coach with whom I worked for the Texans. It brings great experience to our defensive system, as well as a great passion and energy for its players. We are excited to be able to improve our group of assistants and be better teachers and player developers. “
Three other coaches returning for another campaign with the Titans received new titles: Ryan Crow (special equipment assistant), Matt Edwards (defensive assistant) and Scott Booker (safeties).