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Timing curious in Fisher exit

Posted on: January 27, 2011 7:48 pm
Edited on: January 27, 2011 11:13 pm
Talk about bad timing. Three weeks ago, Jeff Fisher would have been on everybody's short list as a head coach. Today he's on nobody's short list. The reason? Three weeks ago there were jobs that were available. Today, there aren't, and tell me the timing couldn't be worse for someone wanting to coach a football team.

Now, let's make something clear: I don't know that Fisher wants to coach this season. I haven't talked to him. But I believe he does -- or did -- because he talked to people i know about filling vacancies in Tennessee, and he never let on that he was thinking about walking away. So if he didn't walk away ... uh-huh, it sure looks suspicious when a head coach who is in demand leaves when there are no jobs available.

I'm not talking about a conspiracy, I'm just saying the timing is odd. By all accounts, Fisher and Adams got along -- with Fisher once telling people that the only thing Adams told him to do that he didn't agree with was to draft Young. But Fisher seemed to think he was set for another season after Adams chose him over his quarterback earlier this mongh.

That's why the timing for this is downright weird. If the Titans fired Jeff Fisher after the season he would have been the most desirable candidate on the board. But they waited until now to make an announcement that two sides "parted ways," and I don't know what the Titans do next. but I know what Jeff Fisher does.

Nothing. Unless, of course, he wants to go back to work as a coordinator.
Category: NFL

Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 4:54 pm

Timing curious in Fisher exit

faulk marshall, so because it is a sports site, words dont have to be spelled correctly?  i pointed out a misspelling in the authors article, NOT A POSTED COMMENT, yes it is annoying to be called out (as a poster) because you were typing to fast, but it is just as annoying to read an article written by a sports writer that doesnt spellcheck his work, if there is anything a writer should know how to do, it is spell, or at least use the spellchecker, anyone who doesnt catch this subtle misspellings is the idiot, not the ones calling them out on it, and please explain how calling someone out for commenting on someone's spelling any better than being the one doing the correcting, s#!thead

Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:04 pm

Timing curious in Fisher exit

  It was time to change the head coach in Tennessee - as much as I like Fisher. He was getting stale.

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2011 4:32 pm

Timing curious in Fisher exit

Fisher did not want VY.
Fisher wanted his friend Chuck Cecil to continue as DC and signed him to an extension.
Fisher sign four other assistants to extensions. Then...
Fisher's OC Mike Heimerdinger contracted Cancer

Adams wanted Cecil fired... and told Fisher to do so. 
Adams wanted the four others Fisher people fired....and told Fisher to do so.
Adams delegated more power and influence to GM Mike Reinfeld and P Steve Underwood after Fisher had held TOTAL power after the firing of GM Floyd Reese a few seasons back.

So, Fisher found himself needing a DC, running back coach, filling two other coaching vacancies, and replacing a coach who was a defection to Philadelphia.
He was to have limited influence in the signing of any of these positions. 
On top of all that, he needed draft a starting QB, or sign one, and he was to have limited influence on that hire.
So, Fisher found himself virtually surrounded with vacancies that he had limited influence to fill.
Any new QB would take at least o couple 2-3 years to become effective in any playoffs.

That is an impossible task considering all the aforementioned and even more question marks.
so, I think Fisher wanted out.
I think he brought that to Adams, Rienfeld, and Underwood and it played into and enabled them to change directions without the Head Coach being an obstacle.
It was not a conspiracy, - only the forces in Tennesee playing out.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2011 6:28 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

Certainly don't disagree with you there Clark...I was wondering if you thought the Titans may decide to bring back Vince Young to play QB now that Jeff Fisher is gone. It seems more like a bad marriage than anything. I certainly don't think VY was the right choice, but he did prove he could win games. Jeff Fisher is certainly a good coach, but I wonder if he is behind the times with his approach to the modern game, which is more passing and less running.  I guess without a collective bargaining agreement, this is all a mute point, isn't ???

Since: May 1, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2011 2:07 pm

Timing curious in Fisher exit

I'm sure he'll be okay. He's probably getting paid to sit back next year, but, even if he weren't, I don't think his family will starve. There will be jobs a year from now and he'll have more time to make a good decision rather than grabbing what is offered.

Anyway, he may not be the only guy in the Barcalounger next fall.I think we're going to see some unconventional moves from management over the next couple of weeks.

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 10:53 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

I really think Adams and Fisher couldnt repair the relationship after the VY thing and Adams realized he no longer had a coach he could count on to do what he (adams) thought was best for the team. It was a small disagreement about a player that grew and grew until the tear between them was too wide to get back together...You can forgive and forget and move on, but that doesnt mean you can always work together and succeed again

Since: Nov 24, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 8:01 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

A mongh is an asshole who points out subtle misspellings such as that. You know who you are!
Granted, mixing in a little spellcheck would have been the appropriate move for the author. But this is a sports site, not English class. Come here to read the articles, not grade them, sh#theads!

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:55 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

Earlier this MONGH!

Since: Jul 31, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2011 7:40 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

How is this surprising to anyone? Why would Bud do anyone a favor if there was nothing to receive in return? If he would have let Fisher go three weeks ago then Fisher could have picked up a head coaching job on a rival's team and embarrassed Bud for years down the road. This makes perfect sense, to anyone who's followed Bud.

Since: Dec 31, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 5:00 am

Timing curious in Fisher exit

The timing is odd. I thought he was gone in my blog 4 January but the truth is I am not surprised.  As for where does Fisher bounce back from, perhaps DA BEARS. DOn't you just love reunions.

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