Coaches who Titans' GM candidates have worked with

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As candidates to become the next Tennessee Titans general manager emerge, let’s look at coaches with whom they’ve worked.

There is no guarantee a new GM hires a coach he's worked with before. And not all of these people are head coaching candidates or head-coach caliber.

Just consider this additional information on the potential GMs.

Candidate: Chris Ballard, Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel

Connections from Kansas City, 2014-15:

  • Dave Taub (Chiefs special teams coach, has interviewed for head coach jobs in Chicago and Miami in the past)

Connections from Chicago, 2001-12:

  • Pete Carmichael (Saints offensive coordinator)

  • Todd Haley (Steelers offensive coordinator)

  • Harold Goodwin (Cardinals offensive coordinator)

  • Mike Martz (former Rams head coach)

  • Perry Fewell (Washington defensive backs coach, interviewed for Titans head job in 2011)

Candidate: Martin Mayhew, former Detroit Lions general manager

Connections from Detroit, 2001-15:

  • Ray Horton (Titans defensive coordinator)

  • Adam Gase (Bears offensive coordinator)

  • Martz

  • Scott Linehan (Cowboys passing game coordinator)

  • Teryl Austin (Lions defensive coordinator)

  • Jim Schwartz (former Lions head coach)

Candidate: Chris Polian, Jaguars director of pro scouting

Connections from Jaguars, 2013-15:

  • Doug Marrone (Jaguars assistant head coach/offensive line, former Buffalo Bills head coach)

Connections from Indianapolis, 1999-2011:

  • Tony Dungy (former Buccaneers and Colts head coach)

  • Leslie Frazier (recently fired Buccaneers defensive coordinator, former Vikings head coach)

  • Jim Caldwell (Detroit Lions head coach, who might be fired, interviewed with the Titans in 2013)

  • Alan Williams (Lions defensive backs/safeties coach, interviewed for Vikings head coach job in 2012)

Connections from Panthers, 1994-97:

  • Greg Roman (Bills offensive coordinator)

Candidate: Jon Robinson, Buccaneers director of player personnel

Connections from Buccaneers, 2014-15:

  • Lovie Smith (former Bears and Buccaneers head coach)

  • Dirk Koetter (Buccaneers offensive coordinator)

Connections from Patriots, 2002-13:

  • Josh McDaniels (Patriots offensive coordinator)

  • Matt Patricia (Patriots defensive coordinator)

Candidate: Marc Ross, New York Giants vice president player evaluation

Connections from Giants, 2007-15:

  • Tom Coughlin (former Giants and Jaguars head coach)

  • Steve Spagnuolo (Giants defensive coordinator, former Rams head coach)

  • Fewell

  • Ben McAdoo (Giants offensive coordinator)

Connections from Bills, 2004-06:

  • Mike Mularkey (Titans interim head coach)

Connections from Eagles, 1996-04:

  • Sean McDermott (Panthers defensive coordinator)

  • Bill Callahan (Washington offensive line, former Raiders head coach)

  • Jon Gruden (former Raiders and Bucs head coach, ESPN analyst)

  • Frazier

  • Pat Shurmur (Eagles offensive coordinator)

  • Spagnuolo

Candidate: Ted Sundquist, former Denver Broncos general manager

Connections from Broncos:

  • Mike Shanahan (former Raiders, Broncos and Washington head coach)

  • Wade Phillips (Broncos defensive coordinator)

  • Jim Fassel (former Giants head coach)

  • Rick Dennison (Broncos offensive coordinator)