Ten takeaways from coordinators Shane Bowen and Todd Downing following their promotions

By John Glennon

    The one problem with having talented coordinators is that they tend to be coveted by other teams.

    The Titans have learned that especially on the offensive side of the ball over the past few years, as Matt LaFleur was hired as Green Bay’s head coach in 2019 after just one season as Tennessee’s offensive coordinator, and Arthur Smith was hired as Atlanta’s head coach earlier this year after two seasons as the Titans’ offensive coordinator.

    On the other side of the ball, Dean Pees, who served as the Titans’ defensive coordinator in 2018 and 2019, was snapped up by the Falcons to fill that role this year when he came out of retirement.

    So at least in title, the Titans will feature a pair of new coordinators this season – Shane Bowen on defense and Todd Downing on offense. Bowen, of course, took on many of the defensive coordinator duties last season while remaining outside linebackers coach.

    On Wednesday, Downing and Bowen spoke to the media for the first time since getting promoted.

    Here are 10 takeaways from the Titans’ coordinators:

  New title, new responsibilities

It was clear Wednesday that Bowen is eager for more than just adding the official defensive coordinator title this season. He . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: