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Could Munchak's decision to fire Palmer inadvertently cost him?

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By Arthur Arkush

There is one line of thinking regarding Titans head coach Mike Munchak’s firing of former offensive coordinator Chris Palmer that says it should have happened earlier, what with Tennessee’s playoff aspirations now dead.

However, there is another camp that thinks Munchak acted prematurely.

As one source close to the situation points out, what happens if the offense shows no progress in the final five weeks under interim coordinator Dowell Loggains? Munchak has already spent one of his few lifelines.

We hear 89-year-old owner Bud Adams definitely wants to keep Munchak, as the clock is ticking and starting from scratch typically slows down a rebuilding process, but it is difficult to know what Adams ultimately will decide.

Under Loggains, 32, the belief is that players will rally around him. We hear there is also the likelihood that the offense will be more aggressive, likely to get QB Jake Locker outside of the pocket and on the move where he is most dangerous.

A few days after promoting Loggains, who spent the previous three seasons as QB coach, Munchak hired former Colts offensive coordinator Tom Moore as an offensive assistant.

We hear that bringing in Moore, who has intimate knowledge of designing game plans (something Loggains has never done in the pros) and the Titans’ divisonal opponents, as he spent 12 years with the Colts, makes sense, though our source sounded somewhat skeptical about the impact Moore can have over the final five weeks of the season.

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