It is very clear in this article by Terry McCormick from TitanInsider, that there was a disconnect between the players on offense and former Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer who was fired this week by head coach Mike Munchak.
Disconnect hastened Palmer's exit
Part of the reason the Tennessee Titans fired Chris Palmer as offensive coordinator likely stems from the fact that there was a disconnect of sorts between Palmer and his players and even some position coaches, according to sources.
There have been whispers and rumblings about the play-calling at times this season and that many of the Titans players seemed to have little connection to Palmer or his ideas throughout the course of the season.
The move to Dowell Loggains, who is popular not only with the quarterbacks, but with the offensive players in general, should placate some of those who were disgruntled with or did not relate well to Palmer’s methods and style.
While there was no mutiny, a number of players had been frustrated behind the scenes regarding their use this season, with tight end Jared Cook even vocalizing on occasion his frustrations at not being used enough earlier this season.
Running back Chris Johnson’s frustrations last year and through the early part of the season were very evident as well.
While certainly all of that was not on Palmer, there were some players and even assistants alike, who seemingly did not completely buy in to the approach. TitanInsider was told that Palmer and the offense were not always on the same page and that players sometimes had very little communication with the offensive coordinator in general.
Palmer had promised that the Titans offense would be explosive with weapons like Johnson, Cook, Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright. However, Tennessee is ranked 24th in offense and Sunday’s failures to finish drives in a 24-19 loss apparently hastened the move to sack Palmer, who was probably out at the end of the season anyway.
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