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Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:53 am
Edited on: January 4, 2012 1:54 pm
Jeff Fisher would reportedly be thrilled to land the Bears gig. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Jeff Fisher's the hottest name in coaching right now, likely getting his pick of open jobs around the NFL. But here's a spicy meatball: Fisher's top choice of NFL gigs isn't one that's open, as he reportedly has "always wanted" the Chicago Bears job.

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That's what Albert Breer of NFL Network reported on Tuesday night, and it's a bit of a stunner, though the connected dots do make some sense. For starters, Fisher was a Bear when he was in the NFL from 1981-1984. According to Breer, Fisher has "maintained a close relationship with ownership" since his playing time.

Additionally, Fisher's old offensive coordinator, the late Mike Heimerdinger, worked with current Bears quarterback in Denver ... where Cutler played only because Bud Adams forced the Titans to draft Vince Young over Cutler in 2006. (Also, re: Cutler; he played at Vanderbilt. Which is in Nashville. Which is where the Titans are. There's a connection here.)

Breer notes that Fisher is also "aware of the player Cutler has become" since leaving Denver. Ultimately, Cutler would satisfy Fisher's desire for a franchise quarterback at his next job. And the Bears defense is a pretty good building block to start with.

Just one problem: Lovie Smith's still coaching in Chicago. Despite firing their general manager, the Bears decided that Smith "will remain" as the coach of the organization. So there's no place for Fisher in Chicago right now, and Breer writes that it ultimately isn't something that's likely to happen, and the "more likely result" is Fisher landing with the Rams.

The Bears would need a significant swing in management -- a la Bill Polian -- in order to warrant that sort of drastic coaching change. But if the 2012 coaching carousel's taught us anything, it's that the unexpected is pretty normal and ruling anything out is foolish.

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Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:40 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

great then dont come back with your tail tucked begging for a job in miami then. we dont want your sorry ass here anyway. you have never won shit and you will not ever win a superbowl. your ego got in the way more than once in your career. now your gonna come out publicly and say you want the bears job. you are a real turd. just do us all a favor and stay retired.

Since: Oct 5, 2010
Posted on: January 5, 2012 5:27 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Nothing like keeping a secret when you are unemployed and pursuing open head coaching jobs. This reminds me of inviting a down on his luck friend over for dinner and he tells you he would rather bang your wife than his own. VY is just plain crazy, at least Fischer saw that coming...

Since: Oct 4, 2009
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:47 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Yeah he never wanted VY, apparently he wanted to draft Cutler. It's not smart to go against the coach like that. And it turns out he was correct, Cutler is better than VY. 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 2:41 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

not sure how cool it is to tell the media you want a job another man already has... but whatever.  As to the questions of Fisher's value to a team, he is unquestionably a very solid, stabile coach to build an organization around.  He hasn't demonstrated an ability to unlock that SB mystery, but he's put up many strong seasons inside a division that had one of the NFL's all time best QBs thwarting him at every turn.  I'm not sure he'd be a good fit with the Giants; Couch C seems to be doing just fine up there. BUT I think he'd be an excellent replacement for the Jets.  Lot of talent on defense and let him draft his franchise QB.  I also think he'd be a good fit in KC. That group needs a strong hand on the leads and he can build to suit his vision.  Same thing with Cleveland.  All that said, I think the place that makes the most sense is Tampa.  They have a VERY talented young QB there, and Fisher can rekindle that defensive spark that was their hallmark thru the 90s. 
He's best suited for a gig that will give him some latitude and longevity, and he'd help any of those franchises get significantly better.

Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 5, 2012 2:05 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Fisher has been all over the past few days!  Not crazy about the way he treats his QB's that play for him, or was that just a "vy" thing......

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 5, 2012 1:51 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

I still don`t get all of this over Fischer, ALL those years with the Titans organization, and ONE superbowl trip? I guess if your looking for Good, his your choice, but if your looking for Great, I think you look elsewhere.

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 5, 2012 3:29 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Jeff Fisher is kindof a tool..  like that one in the work shop that thinks it is the best one.. but is hardly worth using!! it cost alot to have. but its worthless!!!  Fisher reminds me of a ONE and DONE!!     A 1st good year and the rest r mediorce ... OH WAIT thats NORV TURNER Also!!!!! Dam i Hate Football....    
;  Not.. Draft Season Has Almost Started!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 5, 2012 12:39 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

last i heard the position is not open. fiher may talk himself out of the jobs he might gret.

Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:08 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Maybe Jeff was "misquoted"?  Or, it could have been that the reporter "misunderstood" or, heaven forbid, "misremembered"?  Jeff probably meant the "Charg'airs", Buccann'airs", "Panth'airs", "Bronc'airs", "Raid'airs" and not the Bears...Eh! If a disc or disk can turn into a d*ck, anything is possible in today's media reporting...Unless he said the "Jets"???  But that is a subject for another day!!!

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 9:25 pm

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Do I think Fisher would be an upgrade over Lovie?....Honetly I dont know.  If you are honest with your assesment of the Bears than you will have to conclude that Lovie did a better than average job with the talent he was given.  Now did Lovie have input on that talent, i guess we will not know till Jerry comes clean down the road.  Could Fisher have done better with that talent?  Id have to so probably not.  Lovie took them to a super bowl and a NFC championship game.  The real killer for the Bears and Bear fans was them going to the NFC championship last year.  This thing was all set to be imploded.  Jerry would have been fired as well as Lovie and the entire coaching staff.  In closing, I do want to comment on the Martz feedback here.  Yes, he is a very inteligent man with a complex offense.  My problem is that he was reluctant to change and he finally did after he basically put his QB in traction because of the 7 step drops.  How can any offense operate if you do not allow your QB to change plays at the line of scrimage?  That's right.  Martz does not allow his QB's to audible.  When you see Jay Cutler call a time out its because they had the wrong play called so he would have to burn a timeout.  Martz was successful when he had 4 HOFers on that St Louis team.  The Bears will ultimatley hire a coordinator who will implement some type of west coast offense that Culter was comfortable with when he was in Denver.  Just my opinion

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