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Marcus Robertson
Assistant Secondary

Biography

Marcus Robertson is in his 21st season in the NFL, fifth season as a coach and 19th season with the Titans organization as a player, coach and front office member. He enters his third season as secondary coach after spending two years as the assistant secondary coach.

Last season, the Titans ranked 11th in the NFL in interceptions with 17 picks and four of the team’s top five tacklers were members of the secondary. Michael Griffin earned his second Pro Bowl invitation, while totaling 153 tackles and four interceptions. Alterraun Verner started 12 games as a rookie and registered three interceptions.
In 2009, the Titans ranked eighth in the NFL in interceptions (20) and second in interceptions returned for touchdown (4). Over the last four years, Tennessee ranks third in the NFL in interceptions (79) behind Green Bay and Baltimore.

In 2008, three of the four secondary players (Cortland Finnegan, Chris Hope, Griffin) were invited to the Pro Bowl for the first time in their careers. It was the first time in franchise history that three players from the secondary represented the team in the Pro Bowl. Overall, the defensive backs collected 19 interceptions, which ranked second (Green Bay) in the NFL in interceptions by a secondary. The Titans ranked ninth in pass defense and seventh in total defense.

The 2007 season was Robertson’s first year assisting Chuck Cecil with the secondary, and he was responsible for breaking down and analyzing third-down and two-minute packages. He also was instrumental in helping rookie Griffin grow as a starting NFL safety and guiding the continued development of Finnegan into a top-flight cornerback. The secondary as a whole greatly improved as well, rising from 27th in passing defense in 2006 to 10th in 2007, increasing interceptions from 17 to 22 and overall yardage allowed from 32nd to fifth.

Before joining the coaching staff, Robertson spent four years (2003-06) as the Titans Director of Player Development. He assisted Titans players with career transition into and out of the NFL through continuing education, financial education and dealing with family matters through player programs. In 2006, Robertson was selected by Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. to represent the club at the NFL’s Stanford Executive Training Program at the Stanford Business School where he took part in upper level executive training. Robertson, whose staff won the Winston and Shell Award in 2006 for its innovation and commitment to player development in the NFL, took over the department in August 2003.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Robertson played 10 years with the Oilers/Titans and two seasons in Seattle. Robertson, named first team All-Pro at free safety in 1993 and 1997, recorded 22 interceptions in his Titans/Oilers career and played in the post-season in five of his 10 seasons with the franchise. Over the course of his 12-year NFL career, Robertson played in 157 games (144 starts) with 851 tackles, 24 interceptions and 1.5 sacks. He was originally drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft from Iowa State. In 2009, Robertson was inducted into the Iowa State Athletic Hall of Fame, where he starred as a cornerback and totaled 257 tackles, six interceptions and nine forced fumbles during his four-year career.

A native of Pasadena, Calif., Robertson (10/2/69) and his wife, Holly, reside in Franklin, Tenn., with their three children: Morgan, Milan and Marcus Andrew.

Marcus Robertson Coaching Ledger:
2009-11: Secondary, Tennessee Titans
2007-08: Asst. Secondary, Tennessee Titans

Marcus Robertson is in his 21st season in the NFL, fifth season as a coach and 19th season with the Titans organization as a player, coach and front office member. He enters his third season as secondary coach after spending two years as the assistant secondary coach.

Last season, the Titans ranked 11th in the NFL in interceptions with 17 picks and four of the team’s top five tacklers were members of the secondary. Michael Griffin earned his second Pro Bowl invitation, while totaling 153 tackles and four interceptions. Alterraun Verner started 12 games as a rookie and registered three interceptions.
In 2009, the Titans ranked eighth in the NFL in interceptions (20) and second in interceptions returned for touchdown (4). Over the last four years, Tennessee ranks third in the NFL in interceptions (79) behind Green Bay and Baltimore.

In 2008, three of the four secondary players (Cortland Finnegan, Chris Hope, Griffin) were invited to the Pro Bowl for the first time in their careers. It was the first time in franchise history that three players from the secondary represented the team in the Pro Bowl. Overall, the defensive backs collected 19 interceptions, which ranked second (Green Bay) in the NFL in interceptions by a secondary. The Titans ranked ninth in pass defense and seventh in total defense.

The 2007 season was Robertson’s first year assisting Chuck Cecil with the secondary, and he was responsible for breaking down and analyzing third-down and two-minute packages. He also was instrumental in helping rookie Griffin grow as a starting NFL safety and guiding the continued development of Finnegan into a top-flight cornerback. The secondary as a whole greatly improved as well, rising from 27th in passing defense in 2006 to 10th in 2007, increasing interceptions from 17 to 22 and overall yardage allowed from 32nd to fifth.

Before joining the coaching staff, Robertson spent four years (2003-06) as the Titans Director of Player Development. He assisted Titans players with career transition into and out of the NFL through continuing education, financial education and dealing with family matters through player programs. In 2006, Robertson was selected by Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams, Jr. to represent the club at the NFL’s Stanford Executive Training Program at the Stanford Business School where he took part in upper level executive training. Robertson, whose staff won the Winston and Shell Award in 2006 for its innovation and commitment to player development in the NFL, took over the department in August 2003.

A 12-year NFL veteran, Robertson played 10 years with the Oilers/Titans and two seasons in Seattle. Robertson, named first team All-Pro at free safety in 1993 and 1997, recorded 22 interceptions in his Titans/Oilers career and played in the post-season in five of his 10 seasons with the franchise. Over the course of his 12-year NFL career, Robertson played in 157 games (144 starts) with 851 tackles, 24 interceptions and 1.5 sacks. He was originally drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fourth round of the 1991 NFL Draft from Iowa State. In 2009, Robertson was inducted into the Iowa State Athletic Hall of Fame, where he starred as a cornerback and totaled 257 tackles, six interceptions and nine forced fumbles during his four-year career.

A native of Pasadena, Calif., Robertson (10/2/69) and his wife, Holly, reside in Franklin, Tenn., with their three children: Morgan, Milan and Marcus Andrew.

Marcus Robertson Coaching Ledger:
2009-11: Secondary, Tennessee Titans
2007-08: Asst. Secondary, Tennessee Titans

 

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