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Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:16 am
Edited on: December 29, 2011 5:36 pm
 
By Will Brinson

One of the biggest names in coaching searches -- three, at least, by my count -- this offseason will be former Titans coach Jeff Fisher, who's been connected with just about every possible opening and/or potential opening thus far.

Here's some good news for those would-be suitors: Fisher's agent Marvin Demoff says the coach is interested.

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald asked Demoff about the opening with the Dolphins (Tony Sparano was canned on Monday) and Demoff said he hadn't spoken to Fisher about the Miami job specifically but said Fisher "will listen to anyone."

Thus far, Fisher's been connected to the Dolphins and Chiefs jobs, and it's entirely possible that Stephen Ross sped up the timeline for dumping Sparano in order to stay abreast of the Chiefs, who fired Todd Haley earlier Monday.

Not that it matters -- teams that appoint an interim coach aren't allowed to hire their full-time coach until the season ends and only after complying with the necessary interviewing guidelines.

Coaching Carousel

"Once the season is concluded, the head coaching position must be considered open and the club must fill the position in accordance with the interviewing guidelines,” NFL VP of Communications Greg Aiello told Jackson.

There was some rumbling on Tuesday that hiring minority interim coaches (Romeo Crennel, Todd Bowles and Mel Tucker are all African-American) would allow the teams in question to circumvent the Rooney Rule. It does not.

But the Jaguars, Chiefs and Dolphins can all talk to potential head-coaching candidates before the end of the season, which means that Fisher will absolutely get a chance to listen over the next couple of weeks.

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Comments

Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 9:39 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

Oh please Vikes get rid of that idiot and hire fisher



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

I would love to see Jeff Fisher coach the Dallas Cowboys but I doubt Jerry Jones will bring in a big name head coach



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:20 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

The Rooney Rule is the dumbest well-intentioned rule I can think of.  I remember when Pete Carroll was all but hired by Seattle and then they had to fly a black guy out there just to comply with the rule.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 6:17 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

Teams who have won championships bring in new coaches w/o pro football head coaching experience.  The best examples of multiple championships franchises with "virgin" coaches are the Steelers (Noll, Cowher, Tomlin), Raiders (Madden, Flores), Cowboys (Landry, Johnson), Packers (Lombardi),  Redskins (Gibbs), Giants (Parcells) and 49ers (Walsh, Siefert).  Examples of coaches who won two or greater championships in their second tenures are Belichick (3), Shula (2) and Shanahan (2), yet the common element in each of these teams is the leadership of a Hall of Fame quarterback.  The last three coaches worked under oppressive owners (Modell, Rosenbloom and Al Davis) before they were given complete control by their new owners (Kraft, Robbie and Pat Bowlen).

Competition for football head coaches will be exciting this off season.  Tampa Bay, San Diego, St Louis Rams, Indianapolis will can their HCs and it's hard to see Shanny surviving a second losing season with the Redskins.  The Dan fired M. Schottenheimer after an 8-8 season.

The NFL, unlike the pro basketball association is always interesting.  The 2011 NFL season will be drawing to a close soon enough and until baseball starts up in the spring, the sports landscape is a wasteland until the NCAA basketball tournament.  


hoobasking
Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 4:14 pm
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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

The NFL needs new coaching blood for sure.  Fisher again, no, not for any of these teams.  I want to see someone new.  As for the Rooney rule, I think it is good for football and is fair.  But, most teams cheat around it.  Pittsburgh was going to and they hired Tomlin, the Rooney Rule interview.  I do not like the old man view of football.  I want new ideas, new coaches, new everything.  That is why Tebow is good for the game.  I like to see Romeo get a chance again (I know, repeat...) along with Bowles and Tucker.  But with names like Fisher and Cowell out there, they have little to no chance.  Argh! 



Since: Oct 15, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

Fisher is a joke what has he done...yes he is god at getting to .500 (8-8) for you non football people..

he has 6 wining seasons out of 17 that's 35% win percentage.

He  has talented players and can not win a super bowl
 
1 afc chanpionship in 17 years that's only 5%

why all the hate on Lovie though .....




Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

It would be great to see him on the Bears sideline next season.  It would be great to see Jerry and Lovie in the unemployment line next season.  


FantasyQB5
Since: Mar 24, 2009
Posted on: December 14, 2011 12:16 pm
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Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: December 14, 2011 11:50 am
 

Agent: Jeff Fisher 'will listen to anyone'

The Bears would be a perfect fit, but unfortuately we have to put up with dynamic Lovie for awhile yet.


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