There is no training program for becoming the owner of an NFL team.
You either have the money to buy it or you inherit it.
Amy Adams Strunk inherited half of the Tennessee Titans from her late father Bud Adams, who founded the team in Houston, while the rest of the family owns the other half.
But she is obviously still learning on the job as her recent firing of general manager Jon Robinson showed.
The timing of the firing was head-scratching to say the least. Although some of Robinson’s recent moves were puzzling, the team was still in first place in the AFC South despite two losses in a row when she fired him. If she wanted to make a change, best to wait until the end of the season.
She also didn’t hold a press conference to announce the firing, leaving coach Mike Vrabel to discuss the firing even though it wasn’t his decision.
There are now more questions than answers about the future of the franchise and who will be in charge. Ryan Cowden will handle personnel the rest of the season, although not many personnel decisions are made this late in the year. Does Vrabel now get more control? Will there be a new general manager? How much control will he have?
And then there is the direction of the franchise. Vrabel and Robisnson built a team that was based on running the ball with Derrick Henry and having a strong defense. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is not a franchise-type quarterback.
The problem is all the rules have been changed to help the passing game, and the AFC is loaded with good young quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen and Joe Burrow at the top of the list.
It is hard to imagine the Titans winning a Super Bowl anytime soon without a franchise quarterback. Last year they had the top seed in AFC and the only bye and then lost in the division round to Cincinnati, 19-16.
Things could get worse before they get better for the Titans, even though they will have a new stadium in a few years.
If Adams has a plan to make things better, she should go public with what it is.
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All four AFC franchises are run by either people who have no idea what they’re doing, or are just flat-out sabotaging their own teams to advance their ulterior motives. It’s absolutely incredible.