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‘With That New England Mindset, It’s Easy for Guys to Buy In’

The New England Patriots are the reigning Super Bowl champions. They have won five of the last six NFL championships, but their success may be attributed to a key tactical decision Tom Brady made in 2002 before he even played his first game with them.

The “titans offense” is a phrase that has been said by many people. The Titans have had a lot of success with the offense and it’s easy for guys to buy in.

The Tennessee Titans are the only club in the AFC with eight victories after ten weeks. Mike Vrabel, the club’s head coach, has led the team through the season’s storms with aplomb, from a loss to the New York Jets to the loss of their finest player. According to Vrabel’s All-Pro safety Kevin Byard, some of these qualities came from his experience with Bill Belichick. The defensive back also believes the coach should be recognized for the outstanding job he’s doing in 2021.

The Tennessee Titans are now the hottest team in the NFL.

The Titans are just the second team in @NFL history to win five consecutive games against teams that reached the playoffs the previous season, and the first in 18 years.

Overall, the Titans have won six consecutive games, which is the longest current run in the NFL.

November 14, 2021 — Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano)

The scoreboard showed an inconceivable 27-24 defeat to the lowly Jets as the clock struck 0:00 in overtime of the Week 4 Tennessee Titans vs. New York Jets game. The Tennessee Titans have a poor 2-2 record after a Week 1 thrashing by the Arizona Cardinals.

The Titans have never looked back since that day when they turned it on.

Tennessee has won six straight games. This includes wins against clubs like the Buffalo Bills, Kansas City Chiefs, Indianapolis Colts, Los Angeles Rams, and New Orleans Saints, who are all contenders for the playoffs.

The Saints and Rams have won their previous two games without their star running back Derrick Henry. The All-Pro running back, who is still tied for the league lead in rushing yards after missing two games, will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season.

Mike Vrabel, the former Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who is now the Titans’ head coach, deserves a lot of credit for the team’s ability to keep winning games in the face of adversity.

Vrabel is in his fourth season as Tennessee’s head coach, and he has yet to lose a game. This is due in part to the teachings Bill Cowher and Bill Belichick taught him. Vrabel put together a group that plays to their strengths. The Titans run the ball, play defense, and hand the game over to journeyman quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The Titans have been a consistent playoff club because to the towering 6-foot-4, 260-ish-pound former All-Pro. And the Titans are a legitimate Super Bowl contender this season.

He’s also done it without the hoopla of Andy Reid, Sean McVay, or Sean Payton, the NFL’s coaching darlings.

All-Pro security Mike Vrabel, according to Kevin Byard, should win. Award for Coach of the Year

Safety with the Tennessee Titans Kevin Byard understands what it’s like to be disregarded and undervalued.

Byard was a third-round selection out of Middle Tennessee State in 2016 and was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro team in 2017. Despite being one of the league’s greatest safeties, he hasn’t returned since. With a 90.5 PFF rating this season, he is the greatest safety in the NFL.  

Following the Titans’ 23-21 triumph over the Saints in Week 10, the silent star joined the Rich Eisen Show. Byard informed the presenter that Mike Vrabel is the NFL’s Coach of the Year for 2021 in his opinion:

This is my point of view. And he may be irritated that I’m saying this, but I believe he should be nominated for Coach of the Year. Just the job he’s done this year with all the various moving pieces we’ve had and the injuries we’ve had. He gets my choice for Coach of the Year for keeping the squad together, for keeping us all locked in.

Mike Vrabel for Coach of the Year, according to Kevin Byard

Byard was correct, and Eisen concurred. Despite the “national media that doesn’t pay attention” to Vrabel, Byard, and the Titans, the host informed the safety that when he conducted his mid-season awards, he had Vrabel as the greatest coach in the NFL this season.

Vrabel’s approach, which he copied straight from his previous coach Bill Belichick’s playbook, is one of the factors that put him in consideration for this coveted honor, according to Byard.

Bill Belichick influenced Vrabel’s approach to game planning.

Head coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans, who played under Bill Belichick, speaks with safety Kevin Byard #31 of the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of their AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens at Nissan Stadium on January 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images photo of Kevin Byard and Mike Vrabel.

Mike Vrabel was drafted in the third round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers out of Ohio State. He began his career as a player for Bill Cowher.

In 2001, the linebacker signed with the New England Patriots after 51 games but no starts. That is where he rose to fame.

From 2001 through 2008, Vrabel appeared in 125 games with the Patriots, starting 10 of them. He has 606 tackles, 48.0 sacks, 55 tackles for a loss, five fumble recoveries, and 11 interceptions throughout this period. Vrabel grabbed eight touchdowns with the Patriots as a goal-line tight end/fullback.

Vrabel was named to the Pro Bowl and All-Pro teams in 2007. In New England, he also won three Super Bowls (2001, 2003, and 2004).

During his interview with Rich Eisen, Kevin Byard revealed what Vrabel learned from his renowned mentor:

[Vrabel] It’s simple for players to buy in when they grow up under Bill Belichick and have that New England attitude. And he does a fantastic job each and every week. As I already said, he approaches each week in a unique way. Obviously, we have the same team messages, such as playing with tremendous effort and other similar themes, but each week is different. He does an excellent job of prepping us and focusing our attention on each opponent early in the week.

Mike Vrabel is learning from Bill Belichick, according to Kevin Byard.

Belichick is known for not committing to a single strategy or taking a “my way or the highway” approach to game preparation. Now, Vrabel is following in his mentor’s footsteps by attempting to establish a dynasty in Nashville, like he did in Foxborough.

Get ready for Week 11 when Vrabel and Belichick square off in a game in Massachusetts that will have huge AFC playoff ramifications if you’re a fan of this kind of teacher-student dynamic between coaches.

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