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Terrible Towel Tales: Former Steelers LB Mike Vrabel fired by Titans

Steelers news and commentary Tuesday, January 9th

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news…

Titans fire head coach Mike Vrabel after six seasons | ESPN

The Tennessee Titans fired coach Mike Vrabel on Tuesday.

Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk released the following statement Tuesday:

“Earlier today, I spoke with Mike Vrabel and told him about my decision to make a change at head coach. As I told Coach Vrabel, this decision was as difficult as any I’ve made as Controlling Owner,” Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk said in a statement.

Vrabel’s firing comes a year after the Titans made a change at general manager, hiring Ran Carthon.

The Steelers are in the playoffs. Now, what are their chances of making a run? | Mike DeFabo, The Athletic

Coming into this season, the Steelers planned to lean heavily on the running game to take some pressure off of Kenny Pickett’s right arm. After struggling out of the gate, the running game is finally living up to its billing in the second half of the season.

The Steelers have a reliable one-two punch, with Najee Harris playing some of the best football of his NFL career and Jaylen Warren continuing to make an impact every time he touches the ball. Harris is coming off back-to-back 100-yard performances for the first time in his career and will surely continue to be the workhorse in the playoffs.

West Virginia restaurant bans sale of Buffalo sauce until after Steelers-Bills playoff game | John Lynch, WIVB

An Ohio Valley restaurant is banning the sale of Buffalo sauce until after the Pittsburgh Steelers game.

Bubba’s Burghers at The Highlands in Triadelphia, W.Va. says they will not sell their Buffalo sauce this week until the Wild Card playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers is over on Sunday.

“You can order any other flavor, but we will not be selling Buffalo sauce all week long,” Bubba’s Burghers said. The ban extends to other menu items, Bubba’s said, like its Buffalo chicken dip.