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Mike Vrabel Pro Bowl Performance Highlights Why He's Been So Successful With Titans

Adam Taylor McKillop
Mike Vrabel's Pro Bowl performance highlights why he's been so successful with the Tennessee Titans.
Mike Vrabel's Pro Bowl performance highlights why he's been so successful with the Tennessee Titans. / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages

The Tennessee Titans' season didn't finish as planned with an early NFL Playoffs exit, even despite finishing as the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a strong 12-5 campaign. But, that hasn't stopped head coach Mike Vrabel from changing the culture of the Titans franchise.

Vrabel was the head coach for the AFC team in last weekend's annual Pro Bowl, and his performance backed up why he's been so successful during his four years in Tennessee.

It's pretty simple, but Vrabel is viewed as one of the best "player-friendly" coaches across the league. Several members of the AFC's Pro Bowl roster even spoke highly of Vrabel during some media sessions, Darius Leonard of the Indianapolis Colts specifically.

“I’m so glad you asked me about coach Vrabel, man. Ever since I’ve been playing against him for four years, I had the utmost respect for him, and it wasn’t even how he coached. It was more so how he talked to his players, how he interacts with his guys. When his guys are on the turf hurt, he’s the first one out there to check up on them, and that, as a player, that’s what you want to see from a coach.

Darius Leonard

Leonard offered some high praise for Vrabel, who was also ranked second in the brief "Pro Bowl Confidential" survey about which coach players would most like to suit up for.

It's no wonder that Vrabel and his Titans have enjoyed so much success. Tennessee has put together six straight seasons with a winning record (four under Vrabel), and has made three straight playoff appearances with the former NFL linebacker.

Tennessee heads into next season with +2400 odds to win Super Bowl 57 on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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