The Titans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer on Monday night and named quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains as his replacement.
"As an offense, I didn't feel like we were progressing the way that I had hoped. I believe we needed a change in direction, and I hope to see that progress in our remaining games. Dowell has worked here for a number of years under some very successful coordinators, and he is ready for this challenge."
It's hard not to see Titans owner Bud Adams' imprint here. Adams sounded off about possible changes after the Titans' last embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 9, so it makes sense the 4-7 team would fire a coach the day after a 24-19 loss to the previously one-win Jacksonville Jaguars. It's also not difficult to imagine Munchak being next in line for the ax.
This move sends a loud message, and we suspect it was forced on Munchak. Results need to change down the stretch or we could see an entirely new Titans coaching staff in 2013.