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Russ Grimm wants Titans' O-line to earn own nickname

The Titans' new offensive line coach, Russ Grimm, was a former Hog in Washington back in the days of John Riggins.

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But now, he hopes Tennessee can find their own nickname -- or play well enough to earn one.

"I think they'll create their own (identity)," Grimm said, via the team's official site. "I'll leave it up to them. I think they'll be talented enough to get the job done, and they'll be smart enough to not make mistakes and be physical enough to move people. Hopefully you create a chemistry there where everyone wants to be on the same page.

"We just need to get better up front, so we need to have better results. And it doesn't matter if we throw it every play, or run it every play… We have to do what it takes to get Ws on the board."

As we saw last season with the Redskins, the hiring of a great offensive line coach -- like Bill Callahan -- can go a very long way toward turning around a franchise. The Titans have first-round picks in Taylor Lewan and Chance Warmack slated to start again next year. Brian Schwenke, a young center, is just 24 and coming off a season-ending ankle injury. There are pieces in front of Marcus Mariota that have just not been assembled correctly.

That's what makes Grimm such an interesting part of Tennessee's offseason. Aside from the yawn-inducing hire of Mike Mularkey as head coach, Grimm might be the most important decision made by the higherups given how much of the Titans' future is allocated up front. Grimm has been out of the coaching game since 2012, but was a finalist alongside Mike Tomlin to replace Bill Cowher back in 2006. He won a Super Bowl coaching Pittsburgh’s offensive line and reached another as the offensive line coach of the Cardinals.

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