Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak knew he had to make a drastic change on special teams in order to improve his football team. He did so by firing the great Alan Lowry, who has served as the special teams coordinator for the Titans since 1999, and promoting assistant offensive line coach Nate Kaczor.
Kaczor is already making a difference in the short time that he has been the special teams coordinator as he has brought a new energy level to the team.
“He’s a very fiery guy,” said linebacker Patrick Bailey, according to The Tennessean. “He’s very energetic, brings a lot of energy to the table, and he’s making special teams exciting. Even in OTAs, we’re all excited to get out there, because it’s all fast-paced.”
“When it comes to special teams, it’s so important. Because a lot of times it’s looked on as an unwanted job. So if you can get guys excited about it, they will perform better,” linebacker Tim Shaw said. “He just brings energy. In the meeting room, on the field, he’s loud. And that’s just infectious.”
Kaczor’s goal on a smaller scale is to be consistent. He wants his players to consistently bring the fire every time they step on the gridiron. On a larger scale, Kaczor wants the Titans to have the best special teams in the entire league, which would allow them to be very competitive in the AFC South.
The fact that Kaczor has already brought a certain intensity to the organized team activities certainly has the players on special teams pumped up for what lies ahead in training camp.