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.