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Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Posted on: January 1, 2012 9:55 am
Edited on: January 1, 2012 11:31 am
FisherBy Josh Katzowitz

Jeff Fisher certainly has been getting around lately.

Last week, the former Titans coach was in Detroit to catch the Lions-Chargers matchup (Fisher’s son is a defensive assistant under Jim Schwartz), and before the game, Fisher was seen on the field talking to Norv Turner, likely in his last days as the San Diego head coach. The weird thing about that: Fisher has been mentioned prominently as a potential replacement for Turner.

Now, we have word (via the Tampa Bay Times) that Fisher was spotted at the Buccaneers team hotel in Atlanta on Saturday.

Although another of Fisher’s sons is a walk-on at Auburn, which beat Virginia in the Chik-Fil-A bowl on Saturday night, you have to wonder if the Buccaneers -- most likely looking to fire Raheem Morris after nine-straight losses -- spoke to Fisher about their potential future opening.

As the Times writes, Fisher would be considered one of Tampa Bay’s biggest targets if the team fires Morris.

And luckily for the rest of the NFL coaches on the hot seat, Fisher doesn’t have any more sons around the league that he can visit that would coincide with talking to another NFL team. Especially since Fisher apparently is willing to listen to anyone.

UPDATE: According to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, Fisher and the Buccaneers did NOT meet this weekend and that his appearance at the hotel was purely coincidental.

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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:47 am

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Fisher would be a great hire for San Diego, IF the front office allows him to run the team and does not interfere.  The Chargers need some major changes, and their attitude is #1 on the list.  They have talent.  That talent simply does not produce.  The Chargers are currently 6th in scoring offense, and total offense and 11th in total defense.  That is too good of a record to finish the season at .500 or worse.  Fisher would change the attitude on that team, and that is job #1 for the next Charger head coach.

Since: Dec 12, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 11:25 am

Report: Fisher spotted at Bucs hotel in Atlanta

Why would it be unusual for Fisher to be talking to Norv Turner. Maybe he was asking him if Turner liked coaching in San Diego and are the pluses and minuses of working there. I could see Fisher on either T.B. or S.D. just as I could see Mike Martz on either one of those teams. So does that mean that Cowher is going to St. Louis? The hardest teams to step into as a head coach will be Tampa Bay or Minnesota, the easiest will be San Diego, St. Louis, Philadelphia. Fisher seems to like taking on the challenge of trying to rebuild the worst teams 

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