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Heimerdinger eulogized for being more than a coach

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Mike Heimerdinger was praised by friends and NFL colleagues for being not only a good coach but a great person during a private funeral for the former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator on Friday.

Those attending the memorial at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville included current NFL coaches Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins, Jim Schwartz of the Detroit Lions and Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans. Former coaches Jeff Fisher and Dave McGinnis also attended.

Many former players and assistant coaches who worked with and played for Heimerdinger during his career also attended, including Denver Broncos Hall of Fame quarterback and current team president John Elway and former Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl tackle Brad Hopkins.

Heimerdinger died of cancer on Sept. 30. He was 58.

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