All Six Teams With Openings Want To Interview Titans OC Arthur Smith

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Apparently, everyone wants a piece of Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Or at least to talk to him.

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, all six teams with head coaching vacancies have either requested to interview Smith or intend to do so. The list consists of the Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans and New York Jets.

Smith and the Titans have some business to take care of first, of course. They face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC playoffs on Sunday afternoon.

Smith, 38, has been with the Titans since 2011. He spent his first season on the defensive side of the ball, working as a quality control coach. He eventually switched to offense, becoming tight ends coach in 2016 and offensive coordinator in 2019 under head coach Mike Vrabel.

Tennessee finished the regular season fourth in the NFL in scoring at 30.7 points per game. That’s up from 24.9 in 2019.

The Titans bounced the Ravens from the playoffs last season before advancing to the AFC Championship Game. A similar outcome this year would almost definitely land Smith a head coaching gig, though from the sounds of things, he may get one anyway.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Derrick Henry makes any offense look great when you give it to him 25+ times. It only took Smith half the season to finally figure that out last year, then magically the Titans took off. Honestly, with the weapons this offense has, they ought to be good. I don’t think he gets the ball to AJ Brown nearly enough. He should average 9-10 targets per game, but has one game all year with 10 or more. He’s the best receiver and they even pull him off the field in some big situations(Steelers game at the end). That doesn’t indicate brilliant coordinator to me, but sure go ahead.

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