#Titans announce that O.C. Mike Heimerdinger, def. asst. Rayna Stewart & off. asst. Richie Wessman will not be retained for next season.
Mike Munchak isn't playing around. The Titans have put out a release announcing that two more assistant coaches, Rayna Stewart and Richie Wessman, will not be returning to the staff next season (click on each for a bio). Here is Munchak's statement:
"I met with Mike, Rayna and Richie today and informed them that they would not be retained as a part of the new staff. These are not easy decisions, but I have a responsibility to move things in the direction that I have laid out for this team. We will continue to evaluate the rest of the staff moving forward. As it relates to Mike, I have a great deal of respect for him as a person and admiration for the way he is fighting against cancer. He is an innovative offensive mind and we have worked well through the years, but I believe we need to go in a different direction at offensive coordinator. This wasn’t about his health - he is feeling good - it is a change of direction for us. This is not something that I take lightly and I wish him and his family the best."
This is getting really interesting. I think the one thing we have learned in all this is that no one is safe just because they have been on the staff.