Fisher emerges as a leading option as number of NFL openings grows

Monday, January 2, 2012 at 9:08pm

It is not a surprise that Jeff Fisher’s name quickly surfaced in regard to some of the NFL’s recent coaching vacancies.

According to reports in both St. Louis and Miami, the former Tennessee Titans head coach will interview with the Rams and is a leading candidate in the eyes of the Dolphins. Also open are positions with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs.

St. Louis fired coach Steve Spagnulo on Monday, a day after the Rams finished 2-14. He was 10-38 in three seasons on the job.

Miami fired Tony Sparano with three games remaining in the season. Sparano was 29-32 in fewer than four seasons. The Dolphins won two of their final three games under interim coach Todd Bowles, who will interview for the position.

Fisher was the longest-tenured head coach in the league when he was fired last January. He was 142-120 in 16-plus seasons and led the franchise to its only Super Bowl appearance, where it lost to the St. Louis Rams.

He spent one year (1991) as an assistant coach with the Rams. Plus, Fisher’s agent is Marvin Demoff, and Demoff’s son, Kevin, is St. Louis’ chief operating officer.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 1/3/12 at 8:36

Jeff Fisher was the best publlic relations man the city of Nashville ever had.

By: pswindle on 1/3/12 at 12:35

I hate to see Jefff move out of Music City. Maybe, the TN Titans would like to give him his old job back.