The Tennessee Titans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and promoted quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains into the play-calling role.
Palmer was told of the decision by head coach Mike Munchak on Monday. The Titans are 24th in total offense, 29th in first downs per game and 30th in time of possession. They've scored 20 points or less seven times this season -- all losses.
"I have a great deal of respect for Chris Palmer as a coach and that was the reason we brought him here. I appreciate the time and effort he put in here and I want to wish him and his family the best moving forward," Munchak said in a statement released by the Titans Monday night. "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."
Palmer, 63, has been an NFL head coach for most of the past 22 years but was hired by Munchak as offensive coordinator in 2011 after spending one year in the UFL as head coach and general manager of the Hartford Colonels. Palmer was head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 1999, the year the franchise returned to the NFL. He was fired after two seasons with a 5-27 record.