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The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:43 am
 
OPENING HIT: I can't remember the last time a head coach was in this type of demand. Maybe Bill Cowher not long after he left Pittsburgh. Believe it or not, Jason Garrett was highly thought of around football. Jon Gruden comes to mind. Urban Meyer in college football. But perhaps none of those names compares to the demand for Jeff Fisher right now.

Every team with an opening or potential opening will contact him. He'll have his pick of jobs. He'll be offered a fortune.

But I'm told by a source close to Fisher that of all the jobs, two mainly intrigue him.

One is Indianapolis (though it's not certain the Colts will fire Jim Caldwell). Fisher, I'm told, loves the idea of coaching either Peyton Manning or Andrew Luck (or both). Well, yeah, of course he would. What coach wouldn't?

I'm told another top choice for Fisher is a surprising one--Tampa Bay. Fisher feels the roster is more talented than it shows. I'd argue with Fisher on that one.

Also, keep this in mind. Though Fisher's name will appear in many different places, I'm told he will likely only interview with one or two teams. Possibly three. Fisher has no intention of doing mass interviews.

He's the most sought after coach in a long time which is interesting when he was practically run out of Tennessee.

Funny how quickly things change.




Category: NFL
Tags: Fisher, NFL
 
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:53 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

The only problem I would have with Fisher, is his lack of control of a team.  If you go back through his time at Nashville, you will notice he always had at least one starter who just couldn't stay out of trouble.  The Colts have always been a class act and I don't believe Jeff has the touch to keep them that way.



Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2012 12:52 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

The only problem I would have with Fisher, is his lack of control of a team.  If you go back through his time at Nashville, you will notice he always had at least one starter who just couldn't stay out of trouble.  The Colts have always been a class act and I don't believe Jeff has the touch to keep them that way.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 9:55 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

Fire Caldwell and get Fisher now!  Before it is too late!



Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:32 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

It will never happen short term, but I wish Fisher would come to Chicago. Old school and conservative,perfect for a team that even with Cutler relies on the D and once again (2011 not 2010) the running game. Come home Jeff and get rid of Martz and Lovie.



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:55 pm
 

Pay up

fisher will go to san diego or st. louis, but will want a boatload of money and benefits--maybe more than they will pay.



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:23 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

Fisher is very conservative.  I don't know if that will work in the new NFL. 

I like that he's an old school, tough nosed guy..   But the game has changed and he might have to open up the offense a bit to win.  Kicking field goals and hoping the defense can stop 'em every time might not work.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:20 pm
 

Here to give my opinion

The Bucs have talent, defensive line have 1st and 2nd round picks. Offense has weapons, just did not live up to it. Texans fans, don't pray for us, pray for a Superbowl victory cause we already have one. We will be back, Tampa Bay all the way!
 



Since: Sep 26, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:25 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

Jeff Fisher was under .500 if you take away the wins and losses that Vince Young started. He never won a super bowl.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:40 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

I think Jeff Fisher would be a great get.  He only won 142 games in 16 full seasons.  That's an average of 9 wins per season.  That's pretty darn good!  Of his five losing seasons, he went 7-9 twice.  Bottom line...his teams were in playoff contention all but three years.  There aren'y many coaches who can claim that.  Add to that, the small market mentality, which was the Titans...I'd have him!



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:28 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

Still do not understand how Fisher is such a great coach.  His record is not that much over .500.  He is average at best.


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