Timing of Jon Robinson's Firing is No Coincidence

Adam Taylor McKillop
The timing of Jon Robinson's firing is no coincidence for the Tennessee Titans.
The timing of Jon Robinson's firing is no coincidence for the Tennessee Titans. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Tennessee Titans made a somewhat shocking announcement on Tuesday when they revealed their firing of general manager Jon Robinson.

In a move described as "no one saw coming," the Titans opted to move on from the head of their roster construction, a front office executive that's worked with the team for 6.5 years.

But, as many Titans fans are rightful to assume (as does John Glennon of SI.com), there's no coincidence behind this firing.

The Titans are on pace to make their fourth consecutive playoff appearance, and their fifth in the last six years. Not only have the Titans advanced to the conference championship just once in that span, but they just got burned by a player in Week 13 that Robinson essentially let walk.

A.J. Brown and his new Philadelphia Eagles squad torched Tennessee by a score of 35-10 on Sunday, and the star wideout was at the center of the action. Brown erupted for 8 receptions, 119 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Glennon cites a few other example of owner Amy Adams Strunk having knee-jerk reactions to poor performances from her squad. In 2016, she fired special teams coach Bobby April after a dismal performance by the kicking game. She also fired Ken Whisenhunt after losing to her hometown Houston Texans in her very first season at the helm.

Tennessee still has the 11th-best Super Bowl odds (+3500) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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