New Titans GM Robinson settling into role
This week's Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. marks new Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson's first event since being hired on Jan. 14.
Robinson, who spent the last two seasons as director of player personnel with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, takes over a team that has won just five games over the last two years and is slated to pick first overall in April's draft.
Despite that, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said Robinson doesn't appear fazed by the challenge ahead as he rebuilds the Tennessee roster.
“He doesn’t look like he’s flustered by all this,’’ Mularkey said. “I know he has a lot on his plate, there’s no question about it. But he never gives you that impression at all.”
While Robinson gets used to his new role as a GM, he said the reception he's received from his peers this week in Mobile has been heartening.
“It has been refreshing,’’ Robinson said. “To see guys I came up with on the road, congratulating me, and them coming up to tell me they’re really, really happy for me, not only to be a general manager but also being able to be a part of a team I’ve been passionate about for a long time.
“(Bears GM) Ryan Pace stopped me and said it was really cool to see you get (the job). He said it gives renewed faith to guys who kind of cut their teeth on turning over rocks and living out of suitcases for four months a year and working their way up. It’s been really nice. I’m very appreciative.”
After getting their first extended look at prospects this week at the Senior Bowl, Robinson and his staff will head to Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine next month before diving into free agency.