Chance Warmack calls out Titans' former line coach

The Tennessee Titans' offensive line had some unrest behind the scenes over the past two seasons. Chance Warmack went public with the issue -- pointing a finger at Bob Bostad, the team's former line coach.

"I had one dude (coach) who played D-III football at linebacker," Warmack said during a roundtable discussion with Pete Prisco of CBS Sports. "And he's teaching me how to play offensive line? If there's nothing wrong with that, you tell me. I play offensive line. I don't play linebacker. I definitely didn't play D-III football.

"Not knocking D-III schools out there. We're talking about the highest level of football in the world. And you have a guy who has never put his hand in the dirt teaching me how to block. You don't think there's anything wrong with that? I appreciate a coach who is open-minded to questions and comments. They don't want to hear a question that questions their philosophy. When they are closed-minded, it stunts the growth of the offensive lineman."

Bostad, a Ken Whisenhunt hire, was not retained when Titans coach Mike Mularkey had the interim tag removed from his name in January. Mularkey moved forward with Russ Grimm, a former lineman who was named to the NFL's 1980s All-Decade Team and inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

Bostad was a four-year starter for Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the 1980s. He now coaches tight ends and fullbacks for Northern Illinois.

We'll see if new leadership helps a Tennessee offensive line bolstered by the addition of Jack Conklin with the eighth overall pick. As for Warmack, he'll need a big season to prove he's still part of the future. The Titans declined to pick up his fifth-year option, making this a make-or-break year for the former 10th overall pick.

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