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January 12, 2021

Report: Eagles to interview Titans OC Arthur Smith for vacant HC job

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Arthur Smith with Derrick Henry

The Philadelphia Eagles have requested to interview Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith for their vacant head coaching job, according to a report from Dan Graziano of ESPN:

Smith has been with the Titans' since 2011, surviving three head coaching firings. He has been their offensive coordinator since 2019. A look at his history (from wikipedia): 

• North Carolina (2006): Graduate assistant
• Washington Redskins (2007–2008): Defensive quality assistant
• Ole Miss (2010): Defensive intern & administrative assistant
• Tennessee Titans (2011): Defensive quality control coach
• Tennessee Titans (2012): Offensive quality control coach
• Tennessee Titans (2013): Offensive line & tight ends assistant
• Tennessee Titans (2014–2015): Assistant tight ends coach
• Tennessee Titans (2016–2018): Tight ends coach
• Tennessee Titans (2019–present): Offensive coordinator

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With a defensive-minded head coach in Mike Vrabel, Smith was afforded the opportunity to run the show offensively for Tennessee, and in the two years he has been their offensive coordinator, the Titans have gotten good results. 

 YearPoints Yards Giveaways DVOA 
 201912 10 

Of course, Derrick Henry gets the lion's share of the credit for powering the Titans' offense (and rightfully so), but Smith's offense has also helped turn Ryan Tannehill into a legitimately good starting NFL quarterback. Tannehill's numbers in Tennessee under Smith: 

Ryan Tannehill Comp-Att (Comp %) Yards (YPA) TD-INT QB rating 
 2019201-286 (70.3%) 2742 (9.6) 22-6 117.5 
 2020315-481 (65.5%) 3819 (7.9) 33-7 106.5 

Here's a tutorial on Smith:

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