Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger left the team today to seek treatment after his cancer diagnosis.
Fisher did not offer many details, but Heimerdinger had not been feeling well for the past few weeks and was recently diagnosed with a form of cancer.
“Mike is very sick,” Fisher said. “And Mike is going to be, potentially as early as today, undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatment. I don’t know whether or not he’ll be back [Thursday] or whether he’ll be here inside the facility or whether or not he’ll be able to participate in coaching this game.”
Dowell Loggains will handle the play calling during Heimerdinger’s absence while Fisher will have a close oversight over the operation.
“He needs us right now. He needs us to be supportive,” Collins said. “Obviously, all our thoughts and prayers are with him, and I know one thing about Dinger, the guy’s a fighter. He’s stubborn. He’s tough. I know he’s going to give everything he has to this fight, and I know he’s going to get through it and be fine.”
Perhaps this situation will put the Vince Young, Jeff Fisher debacle in perspective, and give the Titans a reason to fight for their coach and their season.
“The Vince Young stuff is behind us,” Fisher said. “We’re going to move on, get ready to play a football game and our guys are going to play hard.”