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Did Jeff Fisher spill a secret?

Posted on: October 19, 2010 7:39 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 7:41 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

It was chaos earlier today for my poor colleague Will Brinson. First, Jeff Fisher suggested that he was asked to use his timeouts late in the Monday Night blowout because the network (ESPN) still had some commercials to get to. Not long after Will wrote about this (with a little critical analysis sprinkled in), it was reported that Fisher was actually joking. So, Will had to do a mea culpa (not his fault; we’ve all been there). J. Fisher (US Presswire)

But it was later learned that Fisher was NOT joking after all. (Is there a specific word for undoing a mea culpa?) Fisher tried to explain to the media on Tuesday exactly what happened. This is potentially big news because Fisher may be lifting the veil off one of the secret hush-hush business aspects of football and television.

Take a look at what he said:

“At the two-minute warning in every game in the fourth quarter, there are conversations that go by. There's conversations that take place at the two-minute warning before the first half. But there's conversations that take place, and it's the official's responsibility to give the head coach a status of commercials and TV timeouts. Yesterday, I was told that they were two short. And they looked at me and smiled, and I said, 'Sorry, I can't help you.' Mike Carey came across and said, 'Here's the deal. We're two short.' And I said, 'Mike, I can't help you. I'm trying to get a first down and I'm gonna kneel on it.'”

“Jack (Del Rio) used his timeouts. Whether Jack used his timeouts because the official said we're two commercials short, or he used them to stop the clock to get his quarterback Trent Edwards some reps remains to be seen,” Fisher said. “My feeling is I had no issue with him using the timeouts. I completely understand. You've got a backup quarterback in that's been there for what, two weeks, and he wants to get him some reps. So I completely understand it, even though the game was out of reach.”

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Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:33 pm
 

Did Jeff Fisher spill a secret?

Next thing you know we are going to be told that the games are fixed or that certain players participate in fantasy football, or that coaches, players, and executives are betting on their teams.  Like we didn't already know that the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR runs this league and society in general.  Thanks for the irrelevant secret Fish!



Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: October 19, 2010 10:17 pm
 

Did Jeff Fisher spill a secret?

Is it really a secret that this is a business, and that businesses direct employees to help in making more money for the business? Generally, employees don't come right out and tell you they are making money from you, or how much a profit you are bringing the business. That's what makes this a little odd. Guess Jeff doesn't have that used car salesman side of him. He is supposed to keep that under wraps. He let it out, so now we know what we already knew...




Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2010 9:29 pm
 

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