Jim Wyatt tweeted that Tennessee Titan offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger shared with the team today that he has been diagnosed with cancer and will need to undergo chemotherapy. Head Coach Jeff Fisher informed the team today during practice and shared that quarterbacks coach, Dowell Loggains, and offensive line coach, Mike Munchak will split his duties going forward.
Music City Miracles believes that Loggains is the likely candidate to assume play-calling duties in Dinger’s absence. Fisher also asked Titan players and coaches to pray for Coach Heimerdinger and his family during this time. The Titans closed practice with a prayer, as well.
On behalf of the TitanSized family, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Coach Heimerdinger.
Good news (sort of):
“… a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Young thanked Fisher for the opportunity to play for the Titans and wished him and the team good luck for the rest of the season. Young ended the text by asking Fisher to have more faith and confidence in him moving forward, and said that they each wanted the same thing — to win a Super Bowl.” (courtesy of ESPN.com news services)
It is also reported, that when Coach Fisher was asked if he would have preferred the apology face-to-face, Fisher responded with, “You guys draw that conclusion” and “someone could have grabbed his phone.” So much for Fisher and Young having Thanksgiving dinner together. But still, this is progress.
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