Perrish Cox rips Titans for firing Ken Whisenhunt
The Tennessee Titans fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt on Tuesday, and some of the team’s players have already expressed their displeasure with the move.
The most animated was defensive back Perrish Cox, who indicated that he does not believe Whisenhunt deserved to lose his job and said the players are mostly to blame for the team’s 1-6 start.
Im only speaking from a football player standpoint about my last tweet, we as players HAS TO DO BETTER!! Thats the prob I have with it!!
— Perrish Cox (@pcox16) November 3, 2015
Fellow cornerback Jason McCourty shared a similar sentiment.
"not one person is solely responsible for not winning … up to players to do their job" Jason McCourty on firing of #Titans HC Whisenhunt
— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) November 3, 2015
Whisenhunt clearly hadn’t lost his locker room, and it is obvious that the decision to fire him came directly from ownership. That said, it’s hard for any NFL coach to keep his job when he has a 3-20 record in his first season-plus. We thought the Titans would give Whisenhunt more time to develop Marcus Mariota, but they obviously wanted him gone. Perhaps Whiz’s indecisiveness in dealing with Mariota had something to do with it.
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