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No Fisher won't seem right

Posted on: January 27, 2011 6:54 pm

Jeff Fisher not coaching the Tennessee Titans? It won’t seem right.

Fisher is the Titans, the only coach they’ve had. Even though Fisher never won a Super Bowl, his tenure with the Titans has to be considered a success.

In his 16 full seasons, Fisher had just six winning seasons, but his team came within a yard of possibly winning a Super Bowl and he had three 13-win seasons.

Fisher was liked by his players – OK, except Vince Young – and he always treated them as pros. He let veterans go home for camp, a rarity in this league.

The one knock on Fisher was that he failed to change with the times. He always wanted to be a run-first team.

That was fine when he went to the Super Bowl in 1999, but this is a passing league. His teams could never throw it well enough to sustain the success. They always seemed to have a good season, and then fade. That’s what that style does.

If Fisher is out, he will land somewhere next season.  If he does, he will need to change the way he plays.

I think Fisher really tired of the way things were going in Tennessee. Maybe the timing was right.

All things come to and end.

It’s just going to be weird not seeing that mustache and that spunky demeanor coaching the Titans.


Category: NFL
Tags: Jeff Fisher

Since: Feb 18, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:45 pm

No Fisher won't seem right

Not sure Titans will be able to lure an established high profile coach like Cowher or Gruden, even if they did Bud Adams would more than likely not want to pay them what they ask.  This situation could end up being a blessing in disguise though, hopefully the future of the Titans is not as conservative as the past.  I think this shows that the organization is no longer complacent with mediocraty or back to back losing seasons, could be the change of culture the Titans need to turn the corner as a franchise.

Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:21 pm

No Fisher won't seem right

If this guy doesnt get snatched up quick I will be surprised. He has managed to have a great defense almost every year and made the playoffs with a weak offense quite a few times.Lets not forget he has had to duel it out with Manning for years and won a bunch of those matchups. I am not a Titan fan but their owner is a retard. Every time an owner chooses a player over a coach it ends up BAD. Wow what an idiot. Young will never be an elite QB but we will see Fisher again. NO DOUBT!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:06 pm

No Fisher won't seem right

If the next coach is 'forced' to use Vince Young as his quarterback.........lotsa luck.

Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2011 8:02 pm

So long mustache bring on "The Chin"

Bring on "The Chin" Bill Cowher, and sign Dick Lebeau also. Jeff Fisher is a great guy, but this probably is the best move for both parties. Jeff Fisher was pretty much the face of Nashville, TN along with McNair and George. Truthfully Jeff was really only an above-average coach. This may be because Bud Adams isn't a big spender. Five 8-8 seasons isn't great coaching along with no playoff victories since 2004. I don't know how he survived it, but he did.  I do have to give Jeff Fisher credit for getting more out of the players he did have.

Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:50 pm

No Fisher won't seem right

sure bro... i have him at 6-5-5 in his 16 years, and one of the loosing seasons he only coached 6 games... his record in the playoffs is a better arguement than this strawman bs... lets see how good the titans and johnny random at coach do the next 3 years..... I'm just sad:(  and mean spirited?.. did you ever watch any of his interviews and such.... the guy is pretty much as even keeled as they come...

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:40 pm

No Fisher won't seem right

Appears to me that success is measure in this article by whether you like Jeff Fisher or not. 6 winning seasons out of 16 is less than a 50% winning percentage. Like Joe Paterno, success appears to be measured by some in terms of tenure and winning has nothing to do with it. Fisher's claim to fame is that he "almost won a Super Bowl and he's the NFL longest tenured coach. People with knowledge know that he was willing to sink the Titan's ship simply because he didn't like Vince Young. Had Bud Adams not stepped in last year when the Titans were 0-6 and demanded Vince Young play, they would have had a losing record last year. Seems liked he'd rather lose with anybody than win with Vince Young. It's a business Jeff Fisher, can't let personal feelings get in the way. The days of hard nosed coaches are over. There's no place in the league anymore for mean spirited coaches contrary to popular belief. The Mike Shanahan's, Jeff Fisher's, Tom Coughlin, Josh McDaniels, Mangini's, Brad Childress and Mike Singletary's of the world are done. Successful NFL franchises have players' coaches...See Sean Peyton, Mike Tomlin, Raheem Morris and even Pete Carroll. I had alot of respect for Fisher prior to the Steve McNair debacle and the manner in which he's treated Vince Young. If memory serves me correctly, Kerry Collins had a shady past with alcoholism, but that didn't seem to hinder his opportunity to play in Tennessee.

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