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Fisher faces classic choice

Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:24 pm
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

Since: Jan 30, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:53 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Cowher overrated???? "In Cowher’s 15 seasons, the Steelers captured eight division titles, earned ten postseason playoff berths, played in 21 playoff games, advanced to six Championship games and made two Super Bowl appearances. He is one of only six coaches in NFL history to claim at least seven division titles."  Yeah, that sounds overrated to me.  Get a clue Kubbfan

Since: May 9, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:50 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I think everyone wants to pick their job

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:36 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

he forgeot his last owner was his boss. he forgot ego-centric billionairs dont want to hear a guy they are thinking of hiring, dreams of coaching a team that does not have an opening. he better grab a job before they wise up to him. he is like the players, he wants to pick his job. 

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:33 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

fisher is trolling the countryside, stopping for interviews. fisher like grudn and cowher is overrated. he will command a lot of money for average results. 

Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:33 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

If I were Fisher, I would choose Miami.  St Louis brass seems to be entrenched with Bradford, so if Fisher comes in and sees Bradford as a mediocre QB and not the future, he may be stuck with him.  In Miami, Fisher's word and player personnel choices may carry more weight, so getting the player he wants sounds much easier.

Miami has some positives that St Louis doesn't and vice-versa, neither is truly better on talent (overall).  The biggest factor for me would be the higher level of autonomy I would get in Miami.  My team, my opportunity to succeed.

Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:32 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Both are terrible situations...flip a coin. Lol

Since: Apr 29, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:28 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Bradford is too fragile to be a franchise quarterback.  Miami has got something building.  So does Jeff want to be part of that?

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:27 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

The way Miami finished this year shows signs of a decent team for next year. Fisher has always had a great relationship with his QB's with one exception, but that kid was a loon (Lest we forget his "Dream Team" comments) I think Miami has a legit shot with Fisher if they commit to a QB and make some moves to move up in the draft and have Fisher bring whom ever it is along the way he know's how to

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:21 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Take the cash and go to Miami. I don't think having Bradford would be that much of an advantage for St. Louis. Miami is the franchise with the most history. I think it would be more rewarding to accomplish a turnaround there.

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