League execs on Fisher

Jeff Fisher is the hottest coaching prospect on the market.  Of course, he comes with baggage.  Some league execs talked gave Mike Freeman an inside look at their opinions of Fisher:

“The only negative with Jeff is: Keep him away from draft decisions,” one executive said. “Just as a coach, few are better.”

“There are weaknesses, but not many,” said another official who knows Fisher. “He’s got a huge ego, but that’s a lot of coaches.”

The feeling is Fisher can accomplish now what he did in the early days with the Titans. He can take a struggling franchise and quickly make it professional.

The two main issues with Fisher, team officials say: Again, don’t let him have control over personnel; and his intensity can be radioactive. The same intensity that can quickly turn a team around can just as rapidly cause Fisher burnout.


Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.