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!