Longtime Titans Coach Jeff Fisher not Returning to Coaching this Year

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For those who want to see Jeff Fisher back on the NFL sidelines, you’re going to have to wait until 2012. While preparing for his annual charity softball game, Fisher told the Asheville Citizen-Times that it’ll be at least six more months until he thinks about his next coaching gig.

“That’s going to be a January thing. That’s next year. I don’t think much about it. I don’t pay much attention to it,” Fisher said.

After 16 seasons as the Tennessee Titans coach, Fisher parted ways with the organization in January, a move that many saw coming after Tennessee’s disappointing 6-10 season. He was formerly the league’s longest-tenured head man.

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In NFL Coaching, Solid Consistency Better than Momentary Greatness

Jeff Fisher has come under fire this season for his relationship with embattled quarterback Vince Young. Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has an affinity for those players that come out of the University of Texas, so the coach is definitely on the hot seat at the moment. Fisher is in his sixteenth full season with the organization. He displays stability in the NFL, in an area where it’s otherwise hard to come by. Employment is a fragile thing in the league, but Fisher should be given the benefit of the doubt over a player who has demonstrated his penchant for instability through immature behavior.

Especially when you consider what Jon Gruden, Jim Fassell, and Brian Billick all have in common…

They all won Super Bowls this past decade, but are currently out of the league.

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