The Titans stormed back from a 21-3 deficit against the Chiefs, though, and as a result are going to keep Mularkey as coach moving forward.
"No, I haven't had any support to say that I was", Mularkey said.
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey admitted he was upset by "ridiculous" reports that he could be fired if his team lost their AFC wildcard playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs. "No, I just assumed the worst", a straightforward Mularkey told reporters.
"Our mantra all season has been to take things week by week and not get ahead of ourselves and it obviously has served us well".
"The owner says no one has been a bigger supporter of Mularkey than she has since making him interim head coach in November 2015".
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"Just to eliminate any distractions moving forward, Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward".
On Sunday, Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk released the statement below verifying Mularkey's job was safe. "We still have work to be done, including this week, but I am looking forward to the journey". Mularkey guided Tennessee to a 9-7 record and its first playoff berth in nine years this season. Several key Titans players, including Mariota, running back Derrick Henry, tight end Delanie Walker and linebacker Brian Orakpo, raved about the job Mularkey has done. So when it has an effect on my family, it has an effect on me. We made the playoffs. "So yeah, I'd say it had a big effect on me". "What more do people want?"
Reports of Mularkey's potential departure from Tennessee - because of quarterback Marcus Mariota's regression and the team's overall offensive struggles this season - began weighing on him and his family over the past few weeks, he said.
Mularkey is now 20-21 in almost three seasons worth of games with the Titans after taking over midway through the year in 2015 as an interim replacement for Ken Whisenhunt.