Rams hiring Titans assistant coach Chase Blackburn as ST coordinator
The Tennessee Titans have a new assistant position to fill with the Los Angeles Rams reportedly hiring assistant special teams coach, Chase Blackburn.
The news comes from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, who notes that the former NFL linebacker and 39-year-old coach will be taking over as the special teams coordinator for the Rams in 2023.
Prior to his one-year stint with the Titans, Blackburn served as an assistant special teams coach with the Carolina Panthers before being promoted to special teams coordinator in 2018, a position he held through 2021.
The Titans have struggled on special teams for years now, but those issues predate Blackburn’s arrival. Despite those issues, special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman has remained in his job and is entering his sixth season.
Titans fans would have jumped at the chance to replace Aukerman with any warm body, Blackburn’s included, but head coach Mike Vrabel made it quite clear he doesn’t blame the special teams coordinator at all.
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