NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Titans coach Mike Munchak has fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer and replaced the veteran with quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.

The Titans said Munchak told Palmer of his decision Monday night.

Munchak said in a statement he has a great deal of respect for Palmer but feels the offense was not progressing as he would hope. Munchak says he believed a change was needed and wants to see progress in the final five games.

Loggains had worked for coordinators including the late Mike Heimerdinger and Palmer.

Munchak says he believes Loggains is ready for the challenge.

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