|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The man that held the record for NFL’s longest tenured coach is on his way out of the game. After 16 seasons, the Tennessee Titans coach, Jeff Fisher, has been released from his duties. Unfortunately, it looks like the falling out came to be due to a Fisher family issue. Jeff was adamant about his son Brandon receiving a job on the staff, but Titans owner Bud Adams was also adamant, about not hiring family members under any circumstances.
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Apparently one discrepancy included problems between Fisher and quarterback Vince Young. The two were constantly battling, and never seemed to really iron out their differences. It became a realization to owner Bud Adams that one of the two would have to go. Initially, Adams had wanted to trade Young and keep Fisher, but as the season progressed his opinions were altered and he has now decided that it will be best to keep Young and lose Fisher. Fisher and Young never really jelled in five seasons together after the Titans drafted the former Texas standout with the third overall pick in 2006 under orders from Adams. The relationship frayed even as Fisher publicly defended Young until Nov. 21, when the situation exploded. That day, Young tossed his shoulder pads and other equipment into the stands after a 19-16 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins, in which the quarterback suffered a season-ending injury. Running back Chris Johnson said Wednesday while practicing in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl that he didn't believe Fisher and Young could work together after that day.
Further details are on their way, but in the meantime the Titans are coming up with a list of possible replacements, including offensive line coach Mike Munchak. Regarded as the top in-house candidate, Munchak’s been an assistant with the Oilers/Titans since 1994. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has strong relationships with the staff, and he’s one of 14 remaining assistants from Fisher’s staff who is under contract. Bud Adams hates to pay people who are no longer working for him. But he’s paying Jeff Fisher $4 million and paying former defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil an unknown amount for the 2010 season.