Oct 7, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains (right) talks with quarterback Matt Hasselbeck (8) as quarterback Rusty Smith (11) and offensive coordinator Chris Palmer listens during a break in the game with the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome. The Vikings win 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans to Stick with Dowell Loggains as OC

The Tennessee Titans pulled the trigger on the rest of their coaching moves today according to Jim Wyatt and John Glennon of the Tennessean, as the Titans have decided to stick with Dowell Loggains as their offensive coordinator going forward and have moved WR coach Dave Ragone to be their QB coach, which makes sense, seems as Ragone played QB.

The Loggains move was expected and surprises exactly no one. Hopefully he’ll prove to be the secret weapon the Titans are hoping he is, with reports of him being an up-and-coming great. Ragone should do a fine job as the QB coach. He was a good WR coach who was liked by players, but will probably do a better job working with Jake Locker.

Replacing Ragone as WR coach is Shawn Jefferson, who just had his contract expire with the Detroit Lions where he was also the WR coach. He seems to be a good hire. Lions’ WR Calvin Johnson has nothing but praise for him. He also has a brief history as an Oiler, being drafted by them in ’91, the same time Munchak was a Titan. It doesn’t seem that he ever made the team though, as his record shows him as a Charger in ’91.

As for the TE coaching position, the Titans have brought in George Henshaw, previously an OL/TE coach and assistant head coach, being a part of the Oilers/Titans organization from 1997-2005.

Sylvester Croom is the new RB coach for the Titans, moving on from the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to Jim Wyatt, Croom has a pretty good reputation.

As for Jerry Gray, all signs point to him keeping his job as the Titans defensive coordinator.

This all is a bit much to digest, so I’ll let you do that down in the comments if you like. As for me, I’m going to sleep on all these moves. Some I like, some I don’t.


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  • Brandon Paille

    I love the Croom hire. ST’s coach has some big shoes to fill. LB’s coach I got no opinion on, but I feel the LB corps will make him look good regardless. WR’s coach…I mean he’s been coaching Calvin Johnson, so that can only help right?

    Here’s how I think these hires are lining up, at least offensively. Crooms been an OC before, for Barry Sanders no less. Also coached SJax and Mojo. We have CJ2k. Jefferson had Megatron, we have Britt. Loggains/Munchak whoever chose these guys, at least will be getting input on how to make a playmaker produce. Which is what we desperately need.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      That’s a good way to look at it. I’d hate to have to follow in Alan Lowry’s footsteps.

  • http://twitter.com/Armchair_Psycho Joshua Huffman

    Position coaches don’t look too bad. The Chet promotion just seems like a buddy promotion.

    It’s kind of funny though… Supposedly, before Chet joined the Titans in 2011, he was a HC at Elizabeth H.S. in New Jersey. They went 1-9 in 2009. To go from that to NFL LB coach in four years… crazy.

    Don’t like the coordinators. Was hoping for at least one change. Guess we’ll see there. Munchak is the one who’ll live or die with them.