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Mike Munchak says he understands Bud Adams’ anger

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NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 23: Head coach Mike Munchak of the Tennessee Titans looks on against the Arizona Cardinals at LP Field on August 23, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

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After watching his team get blown out by the Bears, Titans owner Bud Adams ranted that Tennessee had been, among other things, “grossly outcoached.” Titans coach Mike Munchak says he got the message loud and clear.

Munchak said he had a brief conversation with Adams on Monday, and although Munchak declined to say how that conversation went, he did say he realizes that he’s accountable for the state of the team, and that the 3-6 Titans aren’t good enough.

“Obviously Mr. Adams is very much entitled to his opinion, and I probably would have said the same thing if I were him,” Munchak said at his press conference today, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “This is his team, he expects us to play well, especially at home, that is our job. That is my job, to make sure we are out there playing our best and winning games at home. And we didn’t do that and we didn’t play well and I would be upset too if I were him.”

Adams seems to be troubled not just by the Titans’ record, but by the fact that most of their losses haven’t even been close. Five of the Titans’ six losses were blowouts, while their three wins were all by a field goal or less, and Tennessee ranks dead last in the league in net points, at minus-126. The average score of the Titans’ nine games is a 34-20 loss.

If Munchak doesn’t turn things around, in seven weeks he may be saying at a farewell press conference that he understands why Adams fired him.