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Norm Chow Fired as Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator

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Update [2008-1-15 15:57:52 by Jimmy]: The Tennessean is reporting that Norm Chow received a call from Jeff Fisher informing him he was fired. From the linked article:

"I’m as shocked as the next guy,’’ Chow said Tuesday. "He said he wanted to go in a different direction."

"I don’t know what I am going to do,’’ Chow said. "I’m disappointed. I didn’t see this coming. No one had said a word about any of this until all of a sudden … I made a lot of good friends there.’’

Asked if he thought the next offensive coaching staff could make things work with quarterback Vince Young, who threw nine touchdowns and 17 interceptions last season, Chow replied: "Obviously Jeff didn’t think that I could. I thought I was. That’s the thing. I don’t know… but it’s going to take some patience.’’

Here is what Fisher said in his statement:

"Over the last week, we have done a lot of self-evaluation and I think we still have work ahead of us to reach our ultimate goal. I have informed Norm that he will not be retained as our offensive coordinator. I appreciate all of the hard work and contributions he made to the organization during his time here, but I have decided to go in a different direction and will start the process of finding a new offensive coordinator. We wish Norm and his family the best in their future endeavors."

It is a shame that Fisher did it over the phone. You would hope that he would take the time to sit down and talk with Norm about it. It will be interesting to see if the Titans hire someone else quickly and that is why Fisher had to get Norm out right away. Stay tuned....