Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:24 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Jeff Fisher will make a decision soon and I'm told, for the moment, there's no clear favorite.

A source familiar with Fisher's thinking tells me Fisher's representation has discussed financial parameters of a deal with both Miami and St. Louis and for now Fisher is "completely torn" about where to go.

The source said Fisher would likely become one of the top five highest paid coaches in football if he went to the Dolphins. The source also said the deal Fisher's representation is discussing with the Rams may not be as lucrative. However, during his meeting with the Rams, I'm told, Rams officials pushed on Fisher the idea that he'd have a franchise quarterback in place.

In Miami, Fisher could make more money. With the Rams, he might have an easier route to a title because that team has a solid quarterback situation (not to mention a great running back situation).

People who know Fisher well say cash isn't foremost on his mind which is why Rams seem to be the likely landing spot.

But again, Fisher is genuinely torn, I'm told, and hasn't made a concrete decision.

And as I've reported before he is still looking to make a decision sometime early next week and though it remains unlikely don't be surprised if a surprise team jumps into the fray at the last second.

Category: NFL
Tags: Dolphins, Fisher, NFL, Rams
Posted on: January 2, 2012 10:43 am

The Daily Shoutout: Jeff Fisher man of the hour

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
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