May 10, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak (left) talks with rookies as rookie center Brian Schwenke (62) looks on during the rookie minicamp at Baptist Sports Park. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Mike Munchak Had Strong Interview with Detroit Lions


If you’re looking for a wild card to break up the expected Detroit Lions/Ken Whisenhunt connection, it sounds like former Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak is the guy. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported today that Munchak’s interview with the Lions was surprisingly strong.

It is important to note that even Mortensen still calls Whisenhunt the “odds-on favorite” to become the Detroit Lions next head coach so there isn’t necessarily anything for Lions fans hoping Whisenhunt is the guy to worry about just yet. Whisenhunt did take interviews with the Titans and Browns this week so he has options beyond the Lions. Similarly, the Lions have to have options beyond Whisenhunt no matter how strongly they feel about him.

The Browns nor the Titans seem like the kind of teams that would sweep Whisenhunt off his feet with the kind of big contract that the Lions couldn’t or wouldn’t be able to provide. After all, they were already paying Jim Schwartz more than most pundits had guessed.

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  • twelsh36446

    I think Detroit fans would stay home on Sundays, and watch baseball, hockey and basketball instead of watching games anymore if Munchak was to become HC. I know I wouldn’t bother with them

    • geekcentric

      And I would be one of them who would give up. Matt Millen probably kept his job because he was all talk for years, he probably fed the owners a lot of great goodies they wanted to hear after every failed season in order to keep his job.

      Talk is cheap to Lions fans. It’s all about actions…and Mike Munchak had a similar W-L record as Jim Schwartz the past 3 years.

      If I prepared hard enough I would have a good interview with the Lions too if I was a candidate. It’s called saying all the right things.

      Granted Whisenhunt’s last 3 years in Arizona were nothing spectacular, but the QB situation was dreadful there after Warner was gone. I still think Stafford has room to improve and be great.