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Look: Tony Dungy Is Very Confused By NFL GM's Firing On Tuesday

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy.

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy took to Twitter Tuesday to express his confusion about the Tennessee Titans' decision to fire general manager Jon Robinson.

The big news in the NFL world on Tuesday was the Tennessee Titans' surprise decision to fire general manager Jon Robinson.

The timing of the firing, with the Titans leading the AFC South and appearing primed to make the playoffs for the fifth time in the past six seasons, left many across the NFL scratching their heads.

Count former head coach Tony Dungy among them.

Dungy, who spent 13 seasons as the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took to Twitter to express his confusion at the move.

 "Why today?" Dungy tweeted. "What do they gain by making this change now in the middle of another playoff run? Did they just figure out last night they didn’t like the direction of their roster?"

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported earlier Tuesday that Robinson's firing was precipitated by disagreements over the direction of the Titans' roster. 

But Dungy isn't quite buying that reasoning. He's not alone, either, as several others around the NFL have voiced similar questions.

The seemingly strange timing has given rise to the theory that wide receiver A.J. Brown, whom the Titans traded to the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason, singlehandedly doomed Robinson. Brown caught eight passes for 119 yards and two touchdowns in his return to Nashville on Sunday as the Eagles cruised to a 35-10 win over the Titans.

That seems as plausible an explanation as any, although it's also still possible more details emerge of the circumstances surrounding Robinson's firing.

The Titans (7-5) had logged winning records in each of Robinson's first five seasons on the job and appeared headed toward a sixth this season. They have a three-game lead for first place in the AFC South.

Vice president of player personnel Ryan Cowden will take over as acting general manager for the remainder of this season.