Chris Palmer defends Munchak, offense

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  1. Titans Insider

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    Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer preaches patience, even though he knows it might be unrealistic expectation in today’s NFL.

    “There is no patience in this league,” Palmer said. “It is a microwave league, ‘I want it now.’ ”

    The Titans’ inconsistent offense has frustrated Palmer at times. The Titans are ranked 24th overall, 22nd in scoring. They have been good enough to score more than 30 points twice, but they have also been held to 14 points or less five times.

    Palmer said the inconsistencies are “the sign of a young team.”

    But in a week when Titans owner Bud Adams put everyone on notice after the a 51-20 loss to the Bears, Palmer defended coach Mike Munchak, and the struggles of the offense.

    “It is a difficult time, it is a difficult time for fans,” Palmer said. “But Mike Munchak didn’t take over a playoff team, you know? There’s some things he has to change — and do — and he is doing a good job at it. You can see from a coaching standpoint, there’s times we look very, very good, and there’s times where we stub our toe.”

    Palmer made it clear he hopes the coaching staff will to be able to see the job through during a period of transition. Quarterback Jake Locker will be back in the lineup this Sunday after missing five games with a shoulder injury.

    Munchak is in the second year of a three-year contract. So are Palmer and defensive coordinator Jerry Gray.

    “As a coach you know you have to go through this,” Palmer said. “… When you start changing the coach every 2-3 years … you get a hard-nosed coach because the team is too soft, and now players don’t respond to him, so you get a ‘soft’ coach and then they don’t respond to him. You just keep going back and forth. We have the makings of becoming a good team with time.”

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  2. TitanJeff

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    I wonder if he thinks Munch is a hard or soft coach?
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  3. SawdustMan

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    Don't grovel, Chris. It's unbecoming.

    A simple "We've been gigantic failures as a coaching staff" would've done.
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  4. GoT

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    that might mean something if CP had any clout
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  5. Alzarius

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    Just sticking up for the guys he is working with considering Bud doesnt know how to keep his old nose out of stuff.
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  6. SlidePiece

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    So when we're getting blown out week after week, the team is a complete train wreck, the coaches aren't making any changes, munch makes it known that there won't be any changes made, and Bud (the owner of the team) isn't supposed to say anything? Bud speaks up once every 5 years or so and fans act like he's always butting in. Munch and co. are just farting around with this team. Bud is just trying to light a fire under them.

    I don't see how Bud expressing his displeasure after getting boat raced by the Bears at home is "sticking his nose in stuff".
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  7. The Playmaker

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    he's trying to suck up to attempt saving his job
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  8. RollTide

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    I don't mind him sticking up for the head coach but the growing pains excuse doesn't wash when you are getting dominated by 20 points or more.

    This offense should never score fewer than 14 points.
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  9. RollTide

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    No because the younger players are on defense. He has an experienced offense for the most part.
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    yep

    the only excuse would be JL and KB not getting real snaps together. But that is weak sauce
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