In what felt like a much-needed effort to improve her public perception among fans, Tennessee Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk introduced herself to us.
A team-produced video was released Thursday afternoon detailing Adams’ search for a new General Manager and Head Coach. Throughout the process, Adams is interviewed on a variety of topics regarding the state of the team.
The video covers everything from the influence of her father, Bud Adams, who founded the franchise, to how she feels she is viewed in the eyes of the other 31 NFL owners.
“Even though I feel like I’ve been around a long time, I’m the new guy on the block and let’s see how she’s going to handle herself.” Adams says regarding her peers’ opinion of her.Adams adresses her view that the two men she planned to hire must “fit Nashville” and goes on to detail the process of how she made the final decision to remove the interim tag from Coach Mike Mularkey and hire of Jon Robinson as the new General Manager.In addition, Adams addressed one major criticism that has been made of her: the fact that she does not live in Nashville.
“I know I don’t live here,” Adams states, “but that doesn’t mean I can’t love Nashville and I want to be a part of Nashville.”
The video gives the impression that Strunk realizes the need for a more public presence from ownership, and, coupled with two sessions at the Music City Center on February 18th when she will address season-ticket holders, is an affirmative (albeit belated) step in the right direction. Given that Adams only ascended to the position in March of 2015, there has to be a certain level of understanding from team supporters.
While it may be viewed as team-friendly propaganda, the effort by Strunk should give hope for Titans fans that she appears to have a genuine interest in making improvements and being out in public view as we move forward in the new regime.