Punchless Texans fire offensive coordinator Palmer

Updated: September 19, 2005, 9:32 PM ET
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HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer on Monday following the team's second straight embarrassing loss.

Joe Pendry, the team's offensive line coach, was introduced as his replacement by coach Dom Capers Monday afternoon.

"We have not performed up to our expectations," Capers said. "We needed to make an adjustment to help us move forward in the direction we want to go."

Capers and quarterback David Carr agreed that offense needs ...

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