I will always be most impressed that Heimerdinger actually was turning Vince Young into an NFL quarterback. There is no question in my mind.
Instead of writing a simple few paragraphs about one of the most well-respected men in the NFL. I’d much rather give you a link round-up, if you will. So, here are a number of articles on the passing of Mike Heimerdinger.
-They mentioned his coaching for Tennessee twice, including helping McNair win co-MVP in 2003.
Statements from the team (TitansOnline.com)
-GM Mike Reinfeldt’s, in particular
“We are saddened today to hear the tragic news of Mike passing. Mike was a good man that brought a great level of dedication and professionalism to his job. He was brave in his fight over the last year and showed such a commitment to the game. Nothing was going to stop him last season from being a part of the team and having his stamp on the games. Our thoughts go out to Kathie and his kids through this difficult time. Mike and his family will always be with us.”
-They mention that ‘Dinger’ died in Mexico while undergoing experimental treatment.
-Shares a great, descriptive quote from former Titans Head Coach Jeff Fisher
“He was a man’s man. No matter how weak he looked, how weak he sounded, he never had a complaint and fought this cancer as you would only expect him to fight it.”
-Reminded us that Heimerdinger coached for the Broncos during both Super Bowl wins.
Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher on Mike Heimerdinger’s death: “He was passionate about the fight, obviously because of his love for his family but what also drove him passionately was his desire to get back on the sideline. He loved his family, he loved this game and all that came with it. We’ve lost a great one.”
We here at Titan Sized want to send out our thoughts and prayers to everyone personally involved in the passing.