Up for Debate: Titans fire Chris Palmer

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 12:14am

Are you shocked at the Tennessee Titans' decision to fire offensive coordinator Chris Palmer Monday evening? Do you think it's a good move for the team? What other changes should be made, and are there others you think should have been made before this one?

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157 Comments on this post:

By: Ask01 on 11/27/12 at 5:18

I guess everyone needs a scapegoat.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 5:31

Need new owner.

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 5:41

Nemo - That should be the #1 preference & Munch #2, but not likely to happen. Firing 1 coordinator is NO help.

By: Rasputin72 on 11/27/12 at 6:49

Will wonders never cease!! NEMO and I have found common ground.

By: govskeptic on 11/27/12 at 6:52

I suppose firing both Offensive and Defensive Coordinators at the same time
would be too much of a single blow in one day. Being 24th in the league on
offense does show the need for this action. We'll see if newly acting
coordinator can help with the games left. We can forget about the upcoming
game with the very likely Super Bowl contender Houston.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 7:07

No Rasputin, just you are common.

By: treehugger7 on 11/27/12 at 7:14

I think we need to fire the owner! He is the biggest problem!

By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 7:15

Choosing the name Titan was a bad idea. The Titans were defeated by the Gods and in doing so, Adams seems to has doomed the team.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 7:29

Good morning, Nashville.

This "story" is also covered here:


Is this news so earth-shaking that it deserves this much space and attention?

Me thinks not.

By: Rasputin72 on 11/27/12 at 7:31

NEMO, I could think of even more words than common to differentiate the lifestyle between myself and the "SimpleSix"

I would start with, "few and far between"

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 7:33

I agree. Rasp is a con artist and Nemo is a good, hard working man that doesn't lie and take advantage of women. (Joy)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 7:34

A change of ownership is what's in order.

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 7:38

Rasp - Don't you know anything? A**holes are not that rare, just look in a mirror.

By: Kosh III on 11/27/12 at 7:39


By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 7:41

The common troll retorts with his fantasy world mundane attempt at wit. Let the big ratputin naw.

By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 7:44

Thank you for the nice words Blanket, but I am far from a saint, but I am certainly no Rasputin.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 8:26

What a boring topic for the day! Yawn..................

By: Captain Nemo on 11/27/12 at 8:32

Not if you are winning....

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 8:52

With the Titan's record for the past few seasons, what is that?

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 8:53

Captain Nemo, perhaps a name-change could help: The Tennessee Tight'uns?

By: BenDover on 11/27/12 at 8:53

It seems to be a coaching problem and the Defense has great stats. Either Munch or the Offensive Coordinator had to go. If it continues Munch will get his at the end of the season.

The worst Adams sin this year was sticking with CJ; but although inconsistent as always, he has put up a lot of yardage this year so what can you say?

This team seems to be going through ups and downs like a moody woman. They need a stronger head coach to lead and reign them in.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 8:56

The Cumberland Coon-skinners?

Fans would wear Davy Crockett paraphernalia....coonskin caps etc.

PETA would protest at their games?

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 8:58

Ben used a saucy phrase: "like a moody woman"...and just what are you trying to incinerate, Ben Dover?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 8:59

Loner, PETA doesn't actually have a stronghold here. The good ole boys would use them for target practice.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 9:05

I see, Bn, if PETA is agin' 'em, Tennesseans are with 'em...a name change, from the Titans, to "The Cumberland Conn-skinners" could rally the fan base...and get rid of the jinx that comes with the current name.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 9:07

Oy! The Cumberland Coon-skinners, that would be...need my meds...Conn makes a great saxophone, however.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 9:10

How about the Tennesse Trailerparks?

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:13

Make Mitt Romney General Manager.. Mitt saved the Olympics...no?
The Nashville Mittarammerjammers.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 9:14

Then they would be the TN Flippers.

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:15

Substitute unemployed Hockey players.

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:15

Hire Sandra Fluke as ''the moody women.''

By: Blanketnazi2 on 11/27/12 at 9:17

I don't know, she'll need a strong head coach to rein her in.....

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:17

Mitt would ban the players wives birth control, creating aggressive play.

By: dargent7 on 11/27/12 at 9:17

Munchak is paid to WIN. Period. He needs a winning team of coaches.
This Palmer guy is part of the team...a team which this year sucks. Last year was 8-8.
This year is worse.
Adams is how old? 89,...91....He'll pass the team off to his family if he has any sons.
His days are numbered.
He bet the farm he'd get Manning which blew up in his face.
And look at Denver.
Hasselbeck is too old and Locker is to frail and inexperienced.
It's the QB who makes a team win.
Oh, and Buenos Dias.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 9:20

I can hear the play-by-play now...."Skinner's ball, first and goal..." , it just has a nice ring to it, doesn't it?

The Cumberland Coon-Skinners....acronym: CCS....yep, that's a winning moniker, fer sure.

The name, "Tennessee Titans", is too boastful, IMO.... tough to back that up, year after year.....but "The Coon-Skinners" has the same sort of appeal as these other names: "The Packers"... "The Steelers"...."The Raiders"...they are all occupation-related.

Be proud of your coon-skinning heritage and be proud of the Cumberland....to me, that's Tennessee.

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:22

Hi Darge!
How's your mamma an' them?

By: Rasputin72 on 11/27/12 at 9:22

I am a huge fan of NFL football. Very excited when Titans came to to town. First,I bought seats at the Club level. Then partnered with friends in one of the boxes. As I became more familiar with the Bud Adams franchise I sold my share of the box. I have never looked back.

I am not sure what nickname best suits this franchise, but their play very closely resembles
"Tennessee Trash"

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 9:24

And Buenos Dias, to you too, Darge...our West Coast correspondent...he's assimilating, but maintaining the ties to TN.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 9:26

And Slack attacks with his own brand of online one-liners....now the board has livened up.

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 9:39

I remember thinking at some point in time that a stench had left LP field. Now I know, had to be when Raspy quit going, if he ever did.

By: Rasputin72 on 11/27/12 at 9:43

BFRA.......Everything is a mystery to you. How long before 2 plus 2 equals 4 became commonplace in your mind?

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 9:47

Simple minds deal with 2 + 2!

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 9:53

ok..I'm bringing out the heavy artillery..Rachel Maddow player/coach

By: slacker on 11/27/12 at 10:00

I'll see myself out..

By: BenDover on 11/27/12 at 10:02

They could call them the 'Nashville Predators', as no one is using that name at the moment.

Titans was chosen, like Predators, so the team could be moved on a whim without sacrificing any branding value or expenses.

It helps in extorting the sweetheart deals for public venues every couple of years.

By: bfra on 11/27/12 at 10:05

Slacker - Is that because Maddow eats people live Rowe for breakfast? LOL

By: BenDover on 11/27/12 at 10:08

Hey Darge... I hear Cali is trending from a Meritocracy to a Mediocracy... and everyone is fleeing for Texas and Tennessee. what's the attraction?

By: gdiafante on 11/27/12 at 10:15

Actually, Ben, both names were chosen to represent something unique with the city...the Titans related to Nashville's Greek connection (the "Athens of the South"...the Parthenon).

The Predators because they found that saber-tooth tiger fossil years ago.

I'd say it's about 50/50 that a team changes their name in the NFL. The Rams and Cardinals didn't change, the Oilers and Ravens did. You're much more likely to change your name in the NHL...Nordiques to Avs, Whalers to Hurricanes, etc.

By: pswindle on 11/27/12 at 10:20

Bud Adams,
It is time to fire the head football coach. He is not a good match for the Titians or Nashville and I've sure the other coaches will not shed a tear.

By: Loner on 11/27/12 at 10:21

Actually, Ben, I thought that the name Tennessee Titans was chosen for its alliteration on the "T"'s....then there is the ideological link to the 1956 movie, "Giant", starring James Dean, which was all about discovering black gold...a "giant" is a synonym for a "titan"....that oil-suggestive name was a natural follow-up to the "Oilers"....another occupation-related name...after all, the Titans started out as the Houston Oilers, right?

Sadly, the SS Titanic was also named in honor of the Titans...the name does seem to be jinxed.