Mike Vrabel Walks Out Of Press Convention In Anger

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Mike Vrabel the head coach of the Tennessee Titans against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
(Picture by Andy Lyons/Getty Photos)

 

All people is aware of that Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has a fiery mood.

It’s what has made him an incredible participant and coach.

Nonetheless, he took a web page out of his former head coach Invoice Belichick’s playbook with a particularly brief press convention on Friday.

This press convention lasted about 90 seconds earlier than Vrabel stormed out.

 

What Occurred

 

Vrabel apparently communicated beforehand that he wouldn’t be discussing newly acquired linebacker Zach Cunningham whom the Titans claimed off waivers.

He didn’t really feel it was acceptable as Cunningham was not taking part in in Week 14; Vrabel was targeted on the sport in entrance of his workforce towards the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Vrabel repeatedly was requested questions on Cunningham till he lastly had sufficient and reduce off the press convention.

On his method out the door, Vrabel might be heard saying.

“That is so silly, it’s a waste of my time, man.”

 

Who Is Zach Cunningham

 

The 27-year-old Cunningham was with the Houston Texans since 2017.

Many had been shocked that he was waived particularly for the reason that Texans restructured his contract within the offseason.

With a minimal cap hit for a workforce who would decide him up, he was a pretty possibility, and the Titans jumped on the chance.

By means of 5 seasons, Cunningham began in 66 video games.

His solely Decide 6 got here in 2018 off of Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield.

In truth, that’s the solely interception of his profession.

Cunningham additionally has recorded 358 solo tackles by his profession.

 

Again To Vrabel

 

To be truthful, Vrabel indicated he would discuss Cunningham subsequent week within the lead as much as the Titans Week 15 sport towards the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Cunningham is predicted to make his Titans debut towards the Steelers.

He was additionally requested repeatedly on Friday about Cunningham after expressly saying he wished to maintain the deal with questions pertaining to the Week 14 sport.

Ought to he have stormed off as he did?

He in all probability shouldn’t have executed that, however maybe he needs the Titans press to get the message that he means enterprise concerning the subjects to be coated.

Vrabel additionally may have briefly addressed Cunningham as a result of it was massive information that the Titans picked him up on Thursday, and the press members can be criticized for not doing their jobs correctly if they didn’t comply with up on the new information of the day.

Regardless, it led to a heated, uncomfortable, and awkward trade.

This can make subsequent week’s discussions and questions concerning Cunningham much more attention-grabbing to observe and hearken to.

 

Titans In 2021

 

Maybe Vrabel is extra fired up than regular as a result of his Titans are holding on desperately to a one-game lead within the AFC South division.

The Titans are 8-4, and the 7-6 Indianapolis Colts are respiratory down their necks.

The Titans swept the Colts this season with two massive wins; the newest was an additional time victory on Halloween.

After Jacksonville and Pittsburgh, the Titans’ last three video games are with the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, and Cunningham’s former workforce, the Houston Texans.



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