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Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Posted on: January 1, 2012 9:55 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 11:31 am
 
FisherBy Josh Katzowitz

Jeff Fisher certainly has been getting around lately.

Last week, the former Titans coach was in Detroit to catch the Lions-Chargers matchup (Fisher’s son is a defensive assistant under Jim Schwartz), and before the game, Fisher was seen on the field talking to Norv Turner, likely in his last days as the San Diego head coach. The weird thing about that: Fisher has been mentioned prominently as a potential replacement for Turner.

Now, we have word (via the Tampa Bay Times) that Fisher was spotted at the Buccaneers team hotel in Atlanta on Saturday.

Although another of Fisher’s sons is a walk-on at Auburn, which beat Virginia in the Chik-Fil-A bowl on Saturday night, you have to wonder if the Buccaneers -- most likely looking to fire Raheem Morris after nine-straight losses -- spoke to Fisher about their potential future opening.

As the Times writes, Fisher would be considered one of Tampa Bay’s biggest targets if the team fires Morris.

And luckily for the rest of the NFL coaches on the hot seat, Fisher doesn’t have any more sons around the league that he can visit that would coincide with talking to another NFL team. Especially since Fisher apparently is willing to listen to anyone.

UPDATE: According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Fisher and the Buccaneers did NOT meet this weekend and that his appearance at the hotel was purely coincidental.

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Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 1, 2012 5:20 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

If Jeff Fisher does become the next Bucs head coach, the first thing he needs to figure out is of Freeman is going to be the franchise Qb because it's very clear he has taken 2 steps back this year.



Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:49 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Fish was good several years ago.  IMHO he has not changed with the new NFL



Since: Oct 24, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:38 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

IMHO, Viking ownership and management won't fire Frazier because 1. He is in his first year 2. They don't want to admit they made a mistake by promoting him.  Likewise, they won't pick RGIII because they don't want to eat crow and admit Ponder was a huge stretch with the 12 pick in the draft.




Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 4:16 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Fish would be a great hire for Tamps Bay.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 3:06 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

rule no 1. you have a boss. it is the owner. if you find out there is a player the owner likes and he wants to overpay him, and wants to have you play him do it. he will not fire you for doing what he wants. just hang in there, the player will do really bad or he will get hurt. sounds like anybody could do better for tb than the current coach. the players will not play for him. he has to goFrown 



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Why doesn't Minnesota pursue Jeff Fisher ???


Seriously, Jeff Fisher would be just what the Vikings need to make them a playoff team !!   He is a great coach and leader !!!!   He would kick someone in the butt to get them to play up to their ability and then some !   Just what the Vikings need !!


Has management even considered Fisher for coach?  Fraizer is not the answer.  Fisher would be idea !!!!


Come on, let's bombard management and local stations with a HIRE FISHER CAMPAIGN !!!!!!!!



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Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

UPDATE: According to  Peter King, Fisher and the Buccaneers did NOT meet this weekend and that his appearance at the hotel was purely coincidental. 

sorry peter I don't buy it, I have an feeling that we will se Fisher on the sidelines next year some where!!



Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Years agian when 14 and 2 the onwer fired wrong guy Marty S instead of its GM. The GM didn't like Marty even when 14 and 2. Well that move was bad and now get rid of GM or nothing will change. Fire GM now since should have years ago. Then any coach has better chance.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:45 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Fisher would be a great hire wherever.  At this point where ever he lands is pure speculation.  I do not see San Diego as a slam dunk hire.  Too many teams with promising talent need a good head coach.  Tampa cannot retain Morris under any circumstances and the only person that saved John Fox from the un-employment line was Tim Tebow.  Kansas City needs coaching help, as does Buffalo, Miami, Minnesota and a host of others.  Too many teams needing coaching and not enough coaching talent to go around is how I see it.  Bill Cowher coming out of retirement or John Gruden mere conjecture and both great SB winners.  Both those guys are loving what they do now.  Why trade that in for the pressure of the weekly NFL grind and bailing your football team out of jail?  Fisher still wants to coach and can pick his spot and I don't see San Diego as the "natural selection" here.  There is something fundamentally wrong with San Diego and I don't think Fisher can fix it.  I see a more "hard nosed" approach ala Gruden or Cowher being a better fit for the Chargers.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 12:31 pm
 

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Don;t know where but he should be coaching somebodys team next year.
I think he's  good HC.


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