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Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Posted on: January 4, 2012 10:53 am
Edited on: January 4, 2012 1:54 pm
Jeff Fisher would reportedly be thrilled to land the Bears gig. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Jeff Fisher's the hottest name in coaching right now, likely getting his pick of open jobs around the NFL. But here's a spicy meatball: Fisher's top choice of NFL gigs isn't one that's open, as he reportedly has "always wanted" the Chicago Bears job.

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That's what Albert Breer of NFL Network reported on Tuesday night, and it's a bit of a stunner, though the connected dots do make some sense. For starters, Fisher was a Bear when he was in the NFL from 1981-1984. According to Breer, Fisher has "maintained a close relationship with ownership" since his playing time.

Additionally, Fisher's old offensive coordinator, the late Mike Heimerdinger, worked with current Bears quarterback in Denver ... where Cutler played only because Bud Adams forced the Titans to draft Vince Young over Cutler in 2006. (Also, re: Cutler; he played at Vanderbilt. Which is in Nashville. Which is where the Titans are. There's a connection here.)

Breer notes that Fisher is also "aware of the player Cutler has become" since leaving Denver. Ultimately, Cutler would satisfy Fisher's desire for a franchise quarterback at his next job. And the Bears defense is a pretty good building block to start with.

Just one problem: Lovie Smith's still coaching in Chicago. Despite firing their general manager, the Bears decided that Smith "will remain" as the coach of the organization. So there's no place for Fisher in Chicago right now, and Breer writes that it ultimately isn't something that's likely to happen, and the "more likely result" is Fisher landing with the Rams.

The Bears would need a significant swing in management -- a la Bill Polian -- in order to warrant that sort of drastic coaching change. But if the 2012 coaching carousel's taught us anything, it's that the unexpected is pretty normal and ruling anything out is foolish.

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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:49 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

I love all these people claiming Fisher is overrated. Fisher just happened to be the coach in the same division at the same time as Peyton Manning. You know, one of the best QB of all time. Also overrated, every coach for the Jags, and Texans. Or for that matter, every coach for the Jets, Bills, and Dolphins during Tom Brady's reign in the AFC east. Hard to be considered a good coach coaching against one of the most dominant QB's of all time with Vince Young,Billy Volek, and Kerry Collins. He did pretty well with McNair if I remember right. I wish the Colts would fire Caldwell and hire him in an instant.  

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:49 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

If Fisher is overrated what is Lovie? Lol 

Go ahead and "Lol" all you want, but if you honestly think Lovie should have done more with the talent he currently has with the Bears then here's a big LOL for you.   The Bears o-line is suspect at best, and they don't even have one great wide receiver on their roster. They had a good tight end and they let him go before the start of the season.... they have one great running back that was unbelievable before he got hurt but won't commit to him, they won't sign him to a contract extension.   Defensively this team was in the middle of the pack in almost all major defensive stats and categories, the team is getting older at key defensive positions and doing nothing about it. 

Yet you blame Lovie for all of this?  I guarantee you if the Bears let Lovie go he'll have another head coaching job before next season if he wants one.  Before Cutler and Forte got hurt the Bears OVERACHIEVED.... give Lovie a ton of credit for that.  There is no way a team with the level of talent the Bears have should have been in a position to make the playoffs.

Bears fans kill me... they make me laugh.  Your expectations are way too high.... time to come back down to earth. 

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:37 am

Lovie Smith?

Was Lovie Smith named after Thurstan Howell's wife?

Since: Jan 4, 2012
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:30 am
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Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:12 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

If Fisher is overrated what is Lovie? Lol 

Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: January 4, 2012 11:09 am

Report: Jeff Fisher has 'always wanted' Bears job

Fisher is way over rated.

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