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Mike Heimerdinger just keeps going

Updated: October 1, 2011, 10:44 AM ET
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

There is a saying in the industry that NFL coaches don't get sick. Coughs turn to chest-rattling hacks; virulent stomach flus are handled with fluids and very little discretion, and the season churns on, just like a football coach. They don't do doctors' offices. They live by different clocks, which run somewhere from 5 a.m. to midnight.

When Brian Heimerdinger called his dad last month, he knew something was off. Big Mike Heimerdinger, offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, ...

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