The struggling Titans made a coaching move on Monday, firing Special Teams Coordinator Bobby April; promoting his assistant Steve Hoffman to the head position.
The special teams have been extremely lacking for the team in the past years since Alan Lowry, the man who innovated the Home Run Throwback, AKA The Music City Miracle, was fired when Mike Munchak took the head coaching position in 2011.
The back breaking straw came during the week 4 when a Titans punt was returned for a touchdown by Texans rookie returner Will Fuller that ultimately decided a then tie game.
The return and return coverage game plans did not seem to be working, even as April’s “easy to understand” plans were implemented, and bringing former Pro Bowl returner Marc Mariani back to Tennessee to revitalize the return game.
Hoffman has been a special teams assistant in the NFL for 27 years, having served as the head Special Teams coordinator for the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.