The Tennessee Titans are one win away from the Super Bowl. All that stands in the way is a showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Nobody really thought this team would be in this position, yet here they are.
There have been a lot of factors that went into this NFL playoff run, which included road wins over the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens. Running back Derrick Henry going crazy was a massive part of the on-field success, but everyone should give credit where credit is due. Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has been sensational in getting his team ready to play.
At 6-foot-4 and still looking like a brick wall, Vrabel definitely brings a certain toughness to the organization. After all, he was a Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro linebacker who won three Super Bowls with the Patriots under Bill Belichick.
But even though his playing days are long over, the 44-year-old wasn’t able to withstand a massive shot on the sideline.
During the AFC Divisional Round in Baltimore, as he was talking into his headset, Vrabel took a nasty blindside hit by an official. That’s right, an official. It was captured on Inside the NFL and spread like crazy on social media.
Mike Vrabel Blindsided by Official
The postseason is not for the weak. The Titans marching into New England for the AFC Wild Card and Baltimore for the AFC Divisional Round is proof. But to see the Titans coach get ran over on the sideline during a playoff game takes it to another level.
And the fact Vrabel said, “I’m sorry” to the field judge only makes the clip even better.
Fans in Nashville have to be ecstatic right now. The Titans are on one of those runs with a solid defense, quarterback Ryan Tannehill, and Henry, who had 195 rushing yards and a touchdown pass in the Ravens game.
Vrabel, who was the defensive coordinator for the Houston Texans before taking the Titans job before the 2018 season, is coaching at a Hall-of-Fame level at the moment with the No. 6 seed in the playoffs.
If he can pull off another stunner, he gets a chance to coach in a Super Bowl. But even if they don’t, this video clip can easily be put on loop for years to come.