The Possibilities of Jeff Fisher as Chargers Head Coach


Do we actually have the possibility of landing a top notch head coach in Jeff Fisher?

Here is what Kevin Acee tweeted out yesterday:

Wasn’t random that I dropped Jeff Fisher in story this week. He’s interested in Chargers job (and other jobs) with or w/out AJ Smith as GM. – Kevin Acee

So Jeff Fisher would be willing to work with AJ Smith? That is assuming that AJ is still around Chargers Park to make this decision.

If Jeff Fisher is interested in this job and he is willing to work under AJ, then he NEEDS to be at the top of the list of coaches that we bring in or an interview and then immediately sign him. He is considered one of the best head coaches available this off-season and he brings with him an impressive resume.

Fisher had been a head coach for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans for 16 years before they mutually agreed to part ways. He holds a career record of 142-120 and was 5-6 in the playoffs. He brought the team to the Super Bowl one year, but lost to the Greatest Show on Turf.

He has been groomed by some great coaches during his rise through the ranks. He went to college at USC under coach John Robinson and he also worked as an assistant to Robinson with the Rams. Fisher started his coaching career under defensive guru Buddy Ryan, you know who’s dad. Fisher also spent some time in San Fran working with George Seifert. He has gained a ton of knowledge from these guys and he has been successful in this league.

The Titans have always been a tough opponent through the years. They have always had a tough defensive group and a bunch of guys that were NASTY. They had an attitude about them and they always were looking to hit hard. His teams always had that tough guy mentality and it would be a welcomed change here in San Diego. We have been viewed as a soft team for too long and a new attitude change is needed.

If Fisher is brought on, he may bring along Norm Chow to be his offensive coordinator. Chow worked with Fisher in Tennessee as the OC. Philip Rivers would love to see his old offensive coordinator from North Carolina State calling the plays again.

If Fisher does come over, he might be able to recruit some of his former players from Tennessee to come over. Cortland Finnegan is a free agent and would be a nice fit into this defense. He could probably get into a couple of fights with the receivers in this division.

A move for Fisher could be a long shot, but I can’t help but think about the possibilities!!! LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN!



  • FlorentinoKalbaugh

    oh yeahhh. He’d be totally comfortable with nazi GM in attendance. (sarcasm)

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @FlorentinoKalbaugh hahaha.., I don’t think he would.. But it seems that ownership is leaning toward firing AJ as well

  • CindiSpears

    I’m not sure I like him for our new head coach. I just don’t see the passion in him we need.

    • JonVivian

      @CindiSpears don’t know if you’ve ever even watched a Fisher coached team based upon that statement……………………..

      • CindiSpears

        He hasn’t had a winning season in years and I want a coach that will be creative and aggressive. Maybe as an offensive coordinator or something, but not head coach. What did he accomplish in his 16 years with the Titans that makes you think different? @JonVivian

        • JonVivian

          @CindiSpears an overall winning record in 16 years with tough hard nosed teams that even punched san diego in the face a couple of times and he did make it to super bowl and was once inch on the last play of the game from winning. Defensive minded, tough guy, get in your face and not in the public eye. Need more?

        • CindiSpears

          I think I do. I do not know who our new super coach is, maybe it is him, but I think he has passed his prime and we need someone who isn’t. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe he just needs a new team to wake him up? I just want to win. WIN!@JonVivian

  • the gorn

    I would like him. Knowing AJ, he may hire Wade Phillips. If we do, we’ll be f*cked for another three to four years until Phillips gets fired.

    • All Charged Up

      @the gorn

      Wade Phillips is not leaving the Texans anytime soon. That defense is doing great and they love him over there.

      • stuart7491

        that’s to bad if i recall our defense was decent when he was here. he and norv in same boat great coordinators not HC’s@All Charged Up @the gorn

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @the gorn if we get Phillips, I might just cry… Look how he made the Cowboys go south… Not what we want

    • JonVivian

      @the gorn Pretty sure Wade is in the same group as Norv – great coordinator and had too many unsuccessful chances as head coach and won’t get anymore. The only people who have mentioned Wade is uninformed fans…………..

  • Sean Ward

    The big three – Fisher, Cower, Gruden

  • Trever71

    this isnt entirely true. i talked to Fisher’s little bro and AJ must be gone for us to land him.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ epadaon

      @Trever71 sounds like AJ is halfway out the door too. so, we will see what happens

      • stuart7491

        bring back bobby breathard @epadaon @Trever71

  • stuart7491

    I kept hearing about possible coaches and kept wondering why fisher never came up. I think he could do what harbaugh did in SF. The same players as Singletary had, look what he did. I believe Jeff could do same. Fouts missed out on a SB. I would hate to see a QB like Rivers miss out he is not getting any younger