Chance Warmack has not been the best offensive lineman in the NFL since entering, so it is bad when he has something to say about his coaching, but when he was asked about why he has been struggling, Warmack quickly threw his former coach under the bus.
“I had one dude who played D-III football at linebacker. And he’s teaching me how to play offensive line? If there’s nothing wrong with that, you tell me,” Warmack told Pete Prisco of CBS. “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.”
Warmack wouldn’t mention the coach by name, but he was obviously referring to former Titans offensive line coach Bob Bostad. Bostad actually has way more experience that Warmack is aware of.
His first coaching job was as Offensive Line Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point from 1990 to 1991. From there he served in the same position at California State University, Northridge before becoming a graduate assistant at the University of Minnesota. He served as Offensive Line Coach and offensive coordinator of the San Jose State Spartans and Offensive Line Coach of the New Mexico Lobos from 1999 to 2005. Bostad served as the Tight Ends Coach, Offensive Line Coach, and Running Game Coordinator for the Wisconsin Badgers from 2006-2011. Bostad briefly served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh before taking the position of offensive line coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in February 2012. He worked with the Titans last year, and he is currently the tight ends and full back coach for Northern Illinois University.
So I guess Chance Warmack needs to look in the mirror as he struggles. Stop trying to blame coaching, blame yourself.