Ran Carthon throws shade at Mike Vrabel while introducing new Titans coach

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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The claims that Tennessee Titans general manager Ran Carthon and former head coach Mike Vrabel disagreed on how to create the team's roster are suddenly coming to light after weeks of denial.

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24 hours after Tennessee hired Brian Callahan as head coach and controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk declared Carthon in charge.

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The 42-year-old executive appeared to criticize Vrabel when introducing Callahan to local reporters.

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“One thing we keep talking about here with our group is hunting at the same time isn't the same as hunting together.

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His statements are the faintest shade, but the fact that Carthon voiced them proves he and Vrabel disagreed despite sharing a goal.

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A few weeks ago, The Athletic's Dianna Rusinni and Joe Rexrode claimed that Vrabel didn't think Carthon was ready to be GM when he was hired by the Titans last offseason and advised they make him an assistant GM first.

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Vrabel wanted full authority over the Titans roster, which Adams Strunk opposed, and his unwillingness to accept Carthon's new-age vision for the organization contributed to his departure, according to that story.

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A hierarchy was absent when Vrabel was Titans head coach. 

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