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Fisher Probably Won’t Be A Buc

January 05, 2012 at 11:28am by Scott   •  7 Comments »

No, Steve, you make a fist like this then work it in an up and down motion. You want me to come to Miami, right?
According to Adam Schefter, who is usually right about these things, Jeff Fisher is not going to consider the Bucs even though no one has asked him to yet.

Former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is scheduled to meet today with the St. Louis Rams. Fisher will choose between the Rams and Dolphins.

There hasn’t been anything said tying Fisher to the Bucs in any way, so it’s not too much of a surprise that he’s not going to interview in Tampa. I was kind of hoping for him, but figured it was a long shot. I guess when you have a mustache that awesome, you can just pick and choose where you want to go.

Also, Norv Turner will be retained by San Diego, so all you local skin care salesmen will have to continue to pursue your other leads.

7 Comments to “Fisher Probably Won’t Be A Buc”

manbearpig

manbearpig (January 05, 2012 at 12:01pm:

“He has the skin of a decorative autumn squash.”
-Stewart Griffin

Matt Price

Matt Price (January 05, 2012 at 01:21pm:

If they were going to get Fisher, they really needed to start selling him on the job a couple months ago. He’s just in too much demand right now.

Louie

Louie (January 05, 2012 at 01:48pm:

The Glazers aren’t going to get into bidding war for anybody.

Darren47

Darren47 (January 05, 2012 at 02:35pm:

I’m somewhere in the middle on the whole are-the-Glazers-cheap debate as there are merits to both sides of the argument, but there are multiple reasons to believe they’ll be willing to pay up for a quality coach/coaching staff; 1) $5million per/year spent on Gruden ends after this season 2) Reports suggest Raheem is going to land with the Skins, so that’s another $2 mil liability that’s relieved. In very simplistic terms, that would mean they could pay $7/mil a year on a head coach and only MATCH their coaching budget from last season.

That said, Fisher is the only guy even remotely worth that money and he doesn’t seem particularly interested, so hopefully those savings are used on a talented set of coordinators in addition to an up and coming head coach.

Matt Price

Matt Price (January 05, 2012 at 03:42pm:

@Darren, I agree. I don’t think the Glazers will go cheap, I just don’t think there are any really huge choices out there. Maybe Billick or Mooch, but the rest either aren’t willing to come back (Cower) or aren’t worth the effort (Mangini).

Also, keep this in mind….

Tampa is in the toughest division in football right now. Brees is incredible and the Saints look to dominate for years. Ryan is strong and Atlanta can dominate when they get it together. Newton was amazing for a rookie and I think they’re going to be a super tough team.

That’s a hard division to play in. And since coaches get graded purely on wins these days, few big name coaches will want to jump into this division when they can instead go somewhere awful like the AFC West or the NFC West.

That’s going to make it hard to attract established coaches.

Louie

Louie (January 05, 2012 at 03:51pm:

I didn’t mean to imply the Glazers were being cheap (I believe a lot of the money they have spent in recent years has been a total waste via VERY poor business decisions).

I just don’t believe the coaching world is so small that it’s Fisher or bust. I think there are coodinators out there who would do a great job. They found one before in Dungy.

Matt Price

Matt Price (January 05, 2012 at 06:18pm:

@Louie, I agree with that too, but the problem will be that the fans are so bitter at this point that I think they won’t come back unless they get a big name (which isn’t always the best thing to do).

If we’re talking coordinators, they should take a look at the D-cooridnator for the 49ers Vic Fangio. Talk about turning a unit around!

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