NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An emotional Jeff Fisher says his former quarterback Steve McNair was a "great person" who put the Tennessee Titans franchise on the NFL map.
The Titans coach Monday called the slain quarterback one of the "greatest competitors of all time on the field." Fisher said McNair would want him to tell people McNair was sorry and wasn't perfect.
Fisher was the only coach McNair had for the first 11 years of his NFL career.
McNair was found shot to death Saturday, alongside 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi in Nashville. Police have said McNair, a married father of four, had been dating Kazemi.
The Titans coach had been in Iraq as part of an NFL trip last week to visit the military. Eddie George told Fisher of McNair's death during a stop in Kuwait.
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