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Titans confirm that Jeff Fisher have “parted ways”

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  1. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Titans confirm that Jeff Fisher have “parted ways”

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on January 27, 2011, 6:57 PM EST

    The Titans didn’t wait long to confirm Don Banks’ report that coach Jeff Fisher is on his way out:

    “The Tennessee Titans and Jeff Fisher have agreed to part ways and Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the team,” the team announced Thursday evening.

    Just minutes before, Titans owner Bud Adams seemed surprised the news was public.

    “Where did you hear that?” Adams asked Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “I better check on that. I can’t talk about it now. I really can’t talk about it now because I don’t know what’s been said. I want to see what is going on.”

    The news has taken the league by surprise: Even Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger told Wyatt that he hasn’t heard anything.

    Appearing on NFL Network, Banks wasn’t sure why Fisher and Adams were parting ways now. Banks mentioned losing defensive line coach Jim Washburn was a blow to Fisher. Having to “bite the bullet” and fire defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil could have also been a factor.

    Titans confirm that Jeff Fisher have “parted ways” | ProFootballTalk
     
  2. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Departure of Fisher raises eyebrows, questions

    Posted by Mike Florio on January 27, 2011, 7:35 PM EST

    It’s rare but not unprecedented to see a surprise firing of a head coach in late January. Two years ago, the Bucs and Broncos dumped Jon Gruden and Mike Shanahan, respectively, long after Black Monday had ended.

    But for the move to come after the team announced that the coach would return breaks new ground — and borders on the boundaries of bizarre.

    “With what I am paying him, I am not going to let him go and pay him a lot of money,” owner Bud Adams told Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean earlier this month. “I was thinking we could get him and Vince [Young] together, but it wasn’t going to work so I had to stick with Jeff and let Vince go.”

    Apart from the most obvious question, the move raises plenty of issues for further consideration.

    1. Does this mean quarterback Vince Young will stay?

    Adams’ past words suggest an either-or proposition. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Titans still plan to trade or release Young. (They most likely won’t be able to trade him, given that he’s owed a hefty roster bonus on the fifth day of the 2011 league year.) Given the abrupt reversal that has occurred regarding Fisher, we can’t rule out an eventual reversal regarding Young, too.

    2. Is Fisher being paid not to coach the team in 2011?

    Adams made it clear he had no interest in paying Fisher not to coach. So did Fisher give up his right to be paid in 2011 for the ability to make his exit?

    Apparently, yes. FOXSports.com reports that Fisher will receive nearly $8 million to not coach the team in 2011, the final year of his contract.

    3. Who will coach the team now?

    Over the weekend, Charley Casserly of CBS reported that offensive line coach Mike Munchak would be the best candidate to succeed Fisher after 2011. There’s a chance that timetable has been accelerated.

    Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean says the “early indications” point to Munchak.

    Promoting Munchak would provide some continuity in an offseason in which, given the lockout, continuity would be critical.

    But what about Eric Mangini, lurking in the weeds as a candidate for defensive coordinator? Maybe he actually has been lurking for a spot one level higher on the organizational chart.

    Regardless, the Titans will have to comply with the Rooney Rule. So they’ll need to keep their cards close to the vest as to the identity of Fisher’s successor.

    4. What’s next for Fisher?

    The media-friendly Fisher could land a job with ESPN or NFL Network. Or he could roll up his sleeves and serve as defensive coordinator with a team that still hasn’t hired one, like the Eagles.

    Or, possibly, his departure could be the first domino in a late-January chain reaction that sees another team pull a surprise switcheroo.

    What if, for example, Peyton Manning were to include in his contract demands with the Colts an off-the-record request for a potential upgrade at the position of head coach?

    Not many players could pull off such a power play. Peyton Manning is one of the few who can.

    We know, we know. It’s a crazy, kooky-talk suggestion. But stranger things have happened. Today.

    5. What made this happen now?

    After everything that has occurred since the 2010 season ended, the true story regarding Fisher’s departure surely has details that will provide plenty of fodder for analysis and debate.

    The notion that the 88-year-old Adams suddenly decided to pay Fisher $8 million to walk away has a Leon Hess feel to it. Adams apparently thinks he has developed a strategy for winning a Super Bowl that doesn’t include the guy who finagled only one appearance in the NFL title game in 16-plus years on the job.

    Or maybe Adams realizes that, with only one more year together, Fisher likely wouldn’t do what he hadn’t previously done since getting the job in 1994. So why not start his successor’s tenure one year sooner?

    Rumor Mill | ProFootballTalk
     
  3. sdrocks

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    I just hope he doesn't got to the Raiders.
     
  4. Ride The Lightning

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    BRING HIM IN IMMEDIATELY FOR WHATEVER JOB HE WANTS
     
  5. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Oh, pissboy, bring the bucket!

    Pointy (It's good to be the king...)
     
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    I WANT HIM TO TEACH OUR TEAM HOW TO BE RUTHLESS
     
  7. Aggieman

    Aggieman I bleed blue and gold

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    Oh God, please don't let him to go to Oakland.
     
  8. Dublin Bolt

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    He'll be going to TV land. I reckon he is done coaching for now. I never really liked the guy, best place for him then is the TV booth.
     
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    unless we fire Norv or Manusky there isn't any job we can bring him in for that he'd accept.
     
  10. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Assistant Head Coach? Anyone? Bueller?
     
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    Ruthless? How? By placing bounties on players like he did with Merriman?

    Don't want him, don't need him.
     
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    If we hired Jeff Fisher as an assistant tight end coach he would immediately be the best coach we had on staff.

    Put all your "HE PUT A HIT ON MERRIMAN" butthurt away and realize you know I'm right.
     
  13. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I'd have him in Dego in a heartbeat as DC, I don't think Manusky will bring that in you face tude the Bolt's lack. Hope I'm wrong and only time will prove it out.
     
  14. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    I'm just happy they didn't fire him 2 weeks ago, he may very well have been Denver's new HC.
     
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    LOL!

    Butthurt? Guess that's what someone like you calls FACTS.

    As I said before, don't need him, don't want him.

    Plus, he really sounded DONE at his presser.
     
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    No, I call the "hit on Merriman" crap butthurt.

    I did not see/hear his presser so I can't comment on it. Maybe he was just in shock?
     
  17. powayslugger

    powayslugger Feckless Slappy

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    I can see Fisher sitting out this year and when Norv gets the boot after another crappy year we hire Fisher in 2012.

    edit this to add... Fisher gets hired after AJ and Norv get the boot... No way AJ hires a tough guy like Fisher.
     
  18. titanfan24

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    That's the rumor we're hearing here in Tennessee.

    Gary Kubiak and Norv would be wise to have great seasons in 2011!
     
  19. HollywoodLeo

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    Do you seriously believe Jeff Fisher would accept a position of Assistant Tight End coach?
     
  20. HEXEDBOLT

    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    can the Bolt's fire Sky and hire Fisher, has anything like that ever been done before?
     
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  21. SDRaiderH8er

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    why, he has never beaten the Chargers yet as a head coach
     
  22. SDRaiderH8er

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    you watch way too many movies
     
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  24. gettough

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    I was hoping Norv and Fisher would get fired at the same time so we could hire Fisher. Oh, well!!!

    With that said, I think this guy Rich Bisaccia could be the best coach we have on staff right now. I think he should be given serious consideration after Norv gets fired in January 2012.
     

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