Jeff Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, according to a Sports Illustrated report by Don Banks. The move could reportedly be announced as early Friday. It’s not clear what the exact nature of the severance is, and on whose terms Fisher is supposed to be leaving.
I would say it’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Titans, but the trouble started well before games were finished being played. A feud between Fisher and QB Vince Young became a major distraction, resulting in a confusing network of him-or-me ultimatums between Fisher and owner Bud Adams. The owner announced his plans to trade away or release Young, signaling to many an intent to keep Fisher.
Then the Titans let go of defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil just last week, proving the storm had not quite yet blown over.
Fisher is the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL. He’s led the team since 1994, when they were still the Houston Oilers, going 142-120 in 17 seasons. He also led the franchise to its only Super Bowl appearance, coming a yard short of a win. The Titans have slipped in recent years, going 8-8 and 6-10 in the past two seasons.
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