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Snead likes the presence of Bradford

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--Like head coach Jeff Fisher, what excites general manager Les Snead is the presence of Sam Bradford.

"I like Sam," Snead said. "I believe he's a franchise quarterback. Believe me, every team that doesn't have that spends every waking moment searching for one. There is good young talent on this team. Obviously, when you are last in the league in wins over the last five seasons, there are holes. But at least you're not looking for a quarterback."

--Fisher is continuing to work on completing his coaching staff, which he hopes to accomplish by the start of the scouting combine next week.

The latest hire is Chuck Cecil as secondary coach. Cecil was with Fisher in Tennessee and also served as defensive coordinator with the Titans before being out of football in 2011.

Said Fisher, "I still have several vacancies I'm in the process of interviewing. As I mentioned to you, I will be rewarded for patience. I'm really excited so far. It's an exhausting process but I hope to have everything done - probably before the end of next week."

As for that exhaustive process, Fisher added, "You do your research. You discuss your philosophies. And then you make decisions on what you think is going to be a perfect fit. You'll never hear a coach say anything other than this is the best staff in the NFL. All coaches are going to stay that.

"I'm a little different from the standpoint that I think it's hard to hire the best staff in the NFL over a two- or three-week period. I don't think you do that. I think you take your time."

--With wide receiver Randy Moss saying he wants to play again after missing the entire 2011 season, Fisher was non-committal when asked if the Rams would have an interest.

The Titans were one of three teams Moss played for 2010. He started the season with the Patriots, was traded to the Vikings and was then claimed on waivers by Tennessee after being cut by Minnesota.

Said Fisher, "At this point it's too early to say."

However, Fisher did say, "I thought the world of him over the six or eight weeks that I think we had him. I thought he was a terrific teammate and he did a great job in our locker room."

In eight games with the Titans that included four starts, Moss had six receptions for 80 yards.

--Fisher was named to the league's Competition Committee by commissioner Roger Goodell. Fisher had been on the committee since 2000 and was a co-chair since 2001. While out of the game last season, he still helped the committee as a non-voting member.

He said, "I'm just honored to be able to jump right back in there, pick up where we left off."

Fisher is one of three coaches on the committee joining Marvin Lewis of the Bengals and Ken Whisenhunt of the Cardinals.

"This is a three man team now. We're looking forward to it. There's no doubt in anybody's mind that this is a partnership and we're going to move forward and we're going to make the right decisions. We're going to make collective decisions in all aspects of this roster." - Head coach Jeff Fisher on working together with Kevin Demoff and Les Snead.

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