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Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt answers questions at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Whisenhunt says one thing he's learned about the NFL is the importance of chemistry, and he decided the Titans were the best fit for his second chance to run a team. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt answers questions at a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Whisenhunt says one thing he's learned about the NFL is the importance of chemistry, and he decided the Titans were the best fit for his second chance to run a team. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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