Two assistants survive Munchak's overhaul of Titans' coaching staff

Friday, March 4, 2011 at 7:04pm

The Tennessee Titans made a little bit of news Friday afternoon with the addition of two more to their coaching staff.

Curtis Fuller was named assistant secondary coach, and Charles London was named offensive assistant/quality control.

The bigger issue was the fact that with those two hires, coach Mike Munchak called his staff “complete.”

That means that just two position coaches — tight ends coach John Zernhelt and secondary coach Marcus Robertson — as well as strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson survived a significant overhaul, which began even before Jeff Fisher’s sudden departure on Jan. 27.

Zernhelt has been the team’s tight ends coach since 2006. Robertson played for the Titans then spent four years as the director of player development before he joined the coaching staff in 2007.

“It was an extensive process to put the staff together, but I like the structure — there is a good mix of veteran coaches and younger coaches,” Munchak said. “I believe they are all good teachers, have a passion for football and have been a part of successful organizations.”

Fuller comes to the Titans from the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, where he spent the last two years — one (2009) as a special teams assistant and one (2010) as a coaching administrator. He played for three teams (Seattle, Green Bay and Carolina) during a four-year NFL career.

London was an offensive assistant with Chicago from 2007-09 and a pro scout with the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Fuller replaces Tim Hauck and London replaces Richie Wessman. Hauck and Wessman were two members of the former staff not retained by Munchak.

1 Comment on this post:

By: richgoose on 3/5/11 at 7:33

It is my understanding that you can be a great coach when you have great players. I also understand that the same coach can also be considered a failure when he has bad players.

I don't see coaching as that big an issue in the NFL. They mainly recycle coaches in that league.

By the way Munchak does not have great players and very few good players by championship standards.