Earlier this week the Tennessee Titans‘ organization made the decision to dismiss offensive coordinator Chris Palmer, who has been replaced by quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains. Is this change going to be enough for the Titans?
Looking at the season that they have had, it’s safe to say that it did not pan out the way the franchise had intended it to. Defense was the main goal this year and it is just not clicking. But it is situations like having the ball with over two minutes left in a game with great field position, and not doing anything with it are what really puzzle the fans.
Cases like this were taken into consideration in the dismissal which head coach Mike Munchak said was hard for him to do because he had great respect for Palmer, but it just wasn’t working. Munchak also stated though that that isn’t the only issue this season.
It is a business and that is really what it comes down to. Players like wide receiver Marc Mariani, tight end Jared Cook and cornerback Jason McCourty said they all understand and embrace the coaching change.
The defense, now that they are not ranked last in the NFL; still has a lot to be worked on, but the offense has now slipped to 24th overall. The offense has always been one of the Titans stronger suits. They can score points, it is just a matter of stopping the other team from doing the same. Now the problem is on both sides of the ball for the team.
Along with the many strands of injuries that they Titans have had to deal with this season it doesn’t look like a quick fix at this point in time.