by Terry McCormick
July 15, 02013
It is no secret that the Tennessee Titans were disenchanted with Chris Palmer's offense last season.
It is the reason the 71-year-old coordinator was dumped with five games left to give Dowell Loggains a trial run at running the offense. It is one of the reasons a fed-up Jared Cook bolted as a free agent to St. Louis, and it is why Loggains is retooling the playbook to better accommodate QB Jake Locker and the other skill position players.
One of those players, veteran receiver Nate Washington, without naming names, says the players are much happier with the new system being implemented than they were with old one. And, even more, they like the approach being taken now much better.
“I think it's a younger group of guys, so they kind of relate to us on a right now attitude. When I say, 'right now,' it's as far as telling us and speaking to us in a way we can relate,” Washington told TitanInsider. “No offense to the ones we've had here, but sometimes when you get an older coach, they kind of coach off things or the people they may have had in the '90s.
"When you get those guys in there, they might understand those things that might have happened in the '90s, but they don't necessarily know how to speak to us in our language, our lingo and our personal standpoint that can push us in the right direction. So it's been working out for us for the best.”
It is certainly a switch for the Titans go from venerable Palmer to the 32-year-old Loggains, who passed his five-game audition last year, and now takes on the coordinator's role full-time.
But it is one that has gained approval from the players thus far.
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com