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Report: Teams have contacted Fisher

Two teams have already been in touch with former Titans coach. Terry McCormick

Print This December 05, 2011, 10:23 PM EST

With several NFL head coaching vacancies upcoming every off-season, it is no surprise that long-time Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher's name would be bandied about as a hot candidate this off-season.

But Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reports that a couple of teams haven't even waited for the coaching carousel to begin in the off-season and have already been in contact with Fisher, who left the Titans earlier this year after 17 seasons at the helm.

LaCanfora speculates that the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, San Diego and St. Louis Rams are teams that might be in the market for Fisher. Although his ties to Jerry Jones are strong from being on the NFL's Competition Committee together, it would be interesting to see whether Jerry would jettison Jason Garrett so quickly, even with Sunday's gaffe of icing his own kicker before what would have been a game-winning field goal.

As for the Giants, there has been speculation again that Tom Coughlin's style may have run its course and Fisher's relaxed hand might be a good fit there.

As for the Chargers, Norv Turner (and quite possibly GM A.J. Smith) could be on the way out, while the Rams are a mess, and Fisher or anyone else who took that would have a major mess to clean up.

One team not mentioned in the report's speculation that already has a head coaching vacancy is Jacksonville, where Fisher once claimed his Titans had home away from home (though that one might not be Fisher's first choice). Also, not mentioned is Philadelphia, where Fisher was once defensive coordinator should Andy Reed not stay on with the Eagles.

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Dec 05, 2011
11:14 PM

Why would anybody want to coach in the city of empty seats??

Dec 06, 2011
12:28 PM

My guess is that the winner of the NFC East doesn't fire their coach for Fisher this year barring some kind of complete disaster in their playoff game.

Garrett has yet to impress, and that goes back to his days as Miami's QB coach where he somehow got promoted for coaching Harrington, Culpepper, and Lemon. He took over a great offense in Dallas, and they have fallen off quite a bit IMO.

Turner and Spagnuolo sure, I can see both of them gone easily. Of course I think STL needs a more offensive minded head coach to work with Bradford. Fisher always seemed to rely on guys like Heimerdinger to run more of the offensive side.

Dec 08, 2011
08:36 AM

Andy Reid, come on man

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