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Josh McDaniels, Jeff Fisher engage in some coach-on-coach crime

It’s not that rare to hear a player like Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton call out another team like the Titans.  (Heck, opposing players seem to call Titans dirty every week.)

It’s a little different to hear the coach-on-coach crime committed by Josh McDaniels on Jeff Fisher Monday.

“I was proud of our team because we knew that was the kind of game
it was going to be,” McDaniels said Monday about the Broncos win via Mike Klis of the Denver Post. “You can put any tape you want to
of Tennessee and there’s going to be 10 penalties. You either coach it
or you allow it to happen
. That’s how I look at that.”

McDaniels lauded his team for not being drawn into fights and went a step further, saying the Titans played dirty.

“There’s a way to play tough and physical without being excessive and
playing dirty after the snap,” McDaniels said. “There’s a lot of teams
in this league that play like that. Tough and physical but also within
the rules.”

The Broncos tellingly didn’t include the quotes above in the quote sheet distributed by the team Monday.  But the words still found their way to Tennessee, where Titans coach Jeff Fisher was unmoved. Shocker.  He said his team was physical, but not cheap.

“We did have six sacks against the quarterback and numerous other
times they did have some difficulty with protection and blocking our
defensive line. Maybe he’s referring to that,” Fisher said via the Nashville Tennessean.

Fisher isn’t going to change his coaching style.

“This defense is playing well,” Fisher said. “They played well enough
to win . . . I’d like to see them play harder, play more aggressive.”

Sorry, Ray Edwards: Fisher, defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil, and the Tennessee Titans are the true NFL outlaws.

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55 Responses to “Josh McDaniels, Jeff Fisher engage in some coach-on-coach crime”
  1. tenakeytyrant9 says: Oct 4, 2010 6:11 PM

    let us be, well wear it like a badge of honor…be aware we want to take your head off, then guess what well still take your head off. pansies

  2. TheWizard says: Oct 4, 2010 6:13 PM

    It was cool when it was Glanville.
    He made it fun.
    Fisher and company don’t come across very well.

  3. FireJerryJones says: Oct 4, 2010 6:16 PM

    Fisher’s on the rules committee.
    Doogie Howser is pissing in the wind here.
    Might as well complain about Bill Polian.

  4. nocojoe says: Oct 4, 2010 6:16 PM

    Owner flips the bird, defensive coordinator flips the bird, the defense punches guys in the face without helmets on — they are classless and dirty from the top down. Keep it classy Titans.

  5. football genius says: Oct 4, 2010 6:17 PM

    another 8-8 year huh Fisher?

  6. gameday says: Oct 4, 2010 6:17 PM

    Nothing new here. Anyone that knows anything about football knows that the Titans are play dirty. I don’t like McDaniels, but he is correct. The Titans have been playing dirty for years so it’s either coached or tolerated.

  7. Chiggs says: Oct 4, 2010 6:19 PM

    The Titans are a pretty dirty team. It’s always the Ravens and Steelers that receive that sort of criticism, but if you look at the Titans over the last several years, they’re by far the biggest offenders.
    Remember The Haynesworth Stomp?

  8. Auz says: Oct 4, 2010 6:19 PM

    I love the way Josh McDaniels coaches the Broncos. He coaches them up to be a tough, smart, aggressive and physical team (without playing dirty). I think some of the quotes were taken out of context.

  9. PatricktheDookie says: Oct 4, 2010 6:22 PM

    I’d love to see some video of the alleged cheap shots.

  10. 2000TJ says: Oct 4, 2010 6:27 PM

    Fisher is just pissed off that a coah young enough to be his son took him to school, out-coached him and beat them – PRIMARILY because of his teams mistakes and penalties.
    Fisher should take some this to heart. When was the last “dirty” playing team with high penalties that won a SB?

  11. rusH1023 says: Oct 4, 2010 6:28 PM

    tenakeytyrant9 says:
    let us be, well wear it like a badge of honor…be aware we want to take your head off, then guess what well still take your head off. pansies
    __________________________________
    Man, you must be really, really tough in real life. Just like your football team. But seriously, if you were out there, putting your body on the line and the opposing team was taking cheap shots on purpose, you’d feel differently. Something tells me you’re a fat, unathletic idiot who never played the game.

  12. Nacho says: Oct 4, 2010 6:29 PM

    Says he little belichick midget who engaged in spygate for years.

  13. CookieFlash says: Oct 4, 2010 6:32 PM

    I wanna stick a thumb into Josh McDaniels’ eye just because.

  14. scra22 says: Oct 4, 2010 6:33 PM

    Josh McDaniels is an ass.

  15. BenRapistberger says: Oct 4, 2010 6:35 PM

    Did you just link to the unrelated story right before this one in this story?
    Stop adding random one-liners that don’t make sense just to try and milk your sponsors. The quality of your product goes down, and slowly you’ll lose readers that legitimately milk your sponsors.

  16. Bossman says: Oct 4, 2010 6:36 PM

    Fisher and his bunch are nothing but cheap-shot artists. Now that it has become common knowledge maybe the league will do something about it?
    The people from that area (Nashville) are fine people. It’s too bad they are represented by this crew.
    Their Head Coach is a disciple of Buddy Ryan…… Enough said.

  17. Scoop says: Oct 4, 2010 6:41 PM

    They must have omitted Fisher talking about his great defense allowing the Broncos inside the 10 twice in the final five minutes. I mean, other than that, surrendering 26 points, and not being able to stop a one dimensional offense, that Titan defense does look awesome.
    Either that or Jeff Fisher confirmed that the Titans’ greatest skill continues to be popping off after the whistle.

  18. froggy says: Oct 4, 2010 6:47 PM

    Wizard–
    Right on.
    Watching two pantywaists arguing . . . one who sports a bad mustache and the other who looks like he’s about 13 years old . . . very weak entertainment-wise.
    It used to be better than this.

  19. Bubby Brister says: Oct 4, 2010 6:49 PM

    There’s a huge difference between getting physical while playing and trying to start fights after the play is over. I’m all for a rougher, old-school NFL and in my mind there are no such thing as a “cheap shot” in terms of blocking and whatnot.
    What the Titans do isn’t old-school, though. It’s not even PLAYING. It’s “hey, lets shove people after the play is over and try to get them to fight us so we can get personal foul calls and free yardage”. There’s a reason Cortland Finnegan almost gets ejected from every game he plays in. Don’t play for flags, man up and play some freaking football.

  20. GBfanForever says: Oct 4, 2010 6:52 PM

    “Fisher’s on the rules committee.
    Doogie Howser is pissing in the wind here.
    Might as well complain about Bill Polian.”
    nice comment!

  21. Colts18 says: Oct 4, 2010 6:54 PM

    Titans are dirty? what? since when??

  22. JimmySmith says: Oct 4, 2010 6:55 PM

    My question is, why did the Titans cut Blount?
    He’s a punk, punches people when they aren’t looking, generally acts like an asshole, in other words, a perfect Titan.

  23. TylerRDunn says: Oct 4, 2010 6:56 PM

    Who cares? The Titans have played every game dirty for the last three years. They still can’t win anything even with going beyond the rules. Does it matter? They don’t have what it takes to advance in the playoffs so let them have their fun in the regular season. At least the babbling fans in Nashville have something to cheer for – god knows it’s rare when they can root for a winning team.

  24. Slim Charles says: Oct 4, 2010 6:57 PM

    i’m a steelers fan and i love fisher as a coach. glad to see someone keeping it old school.
    “classy” is a retarded cliche anyway. i fail to see why it get used much by football fans. it seems like it would be more appropriate for describing ballroom dancing or something

  25. Crusty says: Oct 4, 2010 6:58 PM

    As if other coaches don’t shoot the bird from time to time. Puuuleaze.
    Cecil is THE MAN!
    …and as far as playing dirty – The Titans catch a flag if the wind blows the wrong way. Of course teams like The Steelers can get away with breaking jaws, busting QB’s knees, 3 on 1 faceplants of opposing QBs and nary a flag is thrown..
    There’s dirty and then there’s criminal enterprise.

  26. BigMacAttack says: Oct 4, 2010 6:58 PM

    The Titans will win their first Championship in 2067′.

  27. The Ghost of Terry Bradshaw says: Oct 4, 2010 6:58 PM

    Just wait till the Titans bring back Headstompin’ Haynesworth!

  28. Mike Daly says: Oct 4, 2010 7:01 PM

    football genius – no way – Titans are 10-6 or better; Denver is 8-8 at best. Obviously Josh doesn’t know the difference between a team whose players don’t quit on their coach and his own. I’d just like the Titans defense to punch Peyton and some of these other rule-protected pansies in the face and then turn around and do it again.

  29. Raiderfankirk says: Oct 4, 2010 7:08 PM

    When i watched the Raiders/ Titans game i saw alot of extra pushing ,shoving, and late hitting after the play was over. Seems their D relies on intimidation to make up for their lack of skill as a D. Dirty bastards.

  30. Bengal Dave says: Oct 4, 2010 7:11 PM

    Man way to Be a sore winner :)
    IF the Titans had a Avg QB we would have beat you by 20. Too bad we are stuck with VY.
    Classy Denver classy

  31. Otis Taylor HOF says: Oct 4, 2010 7:15 PM

    >>tenakeytyrant9 says:
    October 4, 2010 6:11 PM
    let us be, well wear it like a badge of honor…be aware we want to take your head off, then guess what well still take your head off. pansies

  32. poonhok says: Oct 4, 2010 7:20 PM

    Fisher is jealous because his QB is Bubba Gump….

  33. MustaphaM0nd says: Oct 4, 2010 7:37 PM

    Titans play dirty. Move on children, nothing new to see here.

  34. eradicator says: Oct 4, 2010 7:40 PM

    A certain amount of roughness is expected, that’s just gamesmanship. But week after week the Titans get called on it by NFL colleagues, so clearly they’re doing cheap stuff that crosses the line.

  35. Drat says: Oct 4, 2010 7:47 PM

    Fisher and his teams have always been slappers, little bitches who poke and slap after the play, thinking they are tough and rough. Catfights. Stomping on heads. I love it because it is amusing to see adult males act like teenage girls.
    Hey Fisher, isn’t it time you won something? At least the Broncos have a history of greatness.

  36. licavoli says: Oct 4, 2010 7:48 PM

    We cant all be be perfect little Tony Dungys holding the Bible on the sideline.

  37. n0hopeleft says: Oct 4, 2010 7:56 PM

    Any man on this site that says winning “classy” makes you a pansy has clearly never competed at a high level in athletics.
    Any leader of anything respectable should care about integrity. There is a line to be drawn with everything, but you can turn on any Titans game, and see clear cut late hits, cheap shots after the whistle, etc…
    ON A FIELD OF REAL MEN – THAT’S WHAT PUSSIES DO!
    If you don’t have integrity, you don’t have shit.

  38. CHIEF ZEE says: Oct 4, 2010 8:05 PM

    Jeff fisher would win in a fist fight between the two.

  39. Bell63 says: Oct 4, 2010 8:06 PM

    If they were winning titles it would be playing physical, but as is it, it’s just dirty play.

  40. HereThere says: Oct 4, 2010 8:31 PM

    Maybe Fisher should not only sue Lane Kiffin, but Josh as well. Poor widdle Jeffy!

  41. Charlie says: Oct 4, 2010 8:59 PM

    I really take nothing from the Broncos organization calling another team dirty, when they had the dirtiest player in the modern NFL, Bill Romanowski, as a part of their organization for years.
    I wish someone would post video of the Titans being dirtier than any other NFL team. The Titans get flagged for even the most random “personal foul” penalty, when nothing actually happened. It’s been that way for years. Yet I saw a Bronco rip off Chris Johnson’s helmet after a play with a ref standing right there, and nothing called.

  42. Charlie says: Oct 4, 2010 9:01 PM

    Classiest Bronco:
    Two more incidents occurred during the 1997 season while he played for the Broncos: In the first, he was fined $20,000 after a helmet-to-helmet hit on then-Carolina Panthers quarterback Kerry Collins in a preseason game resulting in Collins sustaining a broken jaw; in the second, Romanowski spat in the face of 49ers wide receiver J.J. Stokes in a regular-season game played in December on a Monday night in response to Stokes’ taunting. Two years later, while still with the Broncos, he was fined a total of $42,500 for three illegal hits plus a punch thrown at Kansas City Chiefs tight end Tony Gonzalez, and was also fined an undisclosed amount for throwing a football at Bryan Cox of the New York Jets, the ball hitting him in the crotch area.

  43. Steeler Ed says: Oct 4, 2010 9:35 PM

    The Steelers can get away with breaking jaws, busting QB’s knees, 3 on 1 faceplants of opposing QBs and nary a flag is thrown..
    There’s dirty and then there’s criminal enterprise.
    Let’s see what the difference is…
    Palmer’s knee, before any whistle blew, Ward’s hit that broke the jaw, before any whistle blew,
    the planting of Vince Young, before any whistle blew.
    Picking up a pattern here? The Titans want to go after the whistle. maybe they oughta try between the whistles.

  44. sullijo says: Oct 4, 2010 9:35 PM

    Broncos win 26-20 and it still stings all 32,000 Titans fans that exist out there!
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA
    Suck it Fisher – look at the scoreboard, you got beat by 6 at home by a 7 point dog, and the game wasn’t that close.

  45. reo says: Oct 4, 2010 9:36 PM

    Other than AH’s head stomp, they don’t really do anything that dirty. They play hard and play ’till the whistle and sometimes in their desire to hit the other team, they’ll arrive a touch late and get flagged/fined for it but they don’t really do anything all that bad. Its just football.

  46. Charlie says: Oct 4, 2010 9:37 PM

    They seem to be ignoring my posts about how the Broncos ripped off Chris Johnson’s helmet during the game with no call, and possibly threw a punch. Thanks, PFT! I can tell where your loyalties are!
    “(Heck, opposing players seem to call Titans dirty every week.)” Really? Link?

  47. DeltaCub42 says: Oct 4, 2010 9:39 PM

    Fisher and the Titans are a class orginization. I dont know wtf you idiots are watching ? I have watched every Titan game since they became the Titans. They aren’t “dirty”. Every team has assholes on it. Hanesworth was one. Pacman was one. But, what team doesn’t have a loud mouth or a loose cannon on it ? Broncos, do you remember Bill Romonalski ? a very poor individual, a spitter, lol didn’t mean the whole team sucked. Broncos have more chop blocks called on them than any other team in the history of a round ball , what the heck are we even talking about. Remember that? chop blocks, clips, at one time all the so called “experts” were saying denver was being coached to be dirty on the O-line. If you dont remember that, you dont deserve to be in on this conversation. Think about what your starting , because I promise I’m not the only one that remembers the “dirty denver o-line”

  48. DeltaCub42 says: Oct 4, 2010 9:48 PM

    yeah , they are ignoring my posts about the dirty oline of the broncos in the past, they were known through out as , clippers, chop blockers ! It’s a basic well known fact . but all of a sudden there is a halo over the broncos helments

  49. DeltaCub42 says: Oct 4, 2010 9:58 PM

    thanks pft just like nbc, dungy is parting the water, blah blah blah, makes me sick, is there anywhere that is not controlled by politics ?
    If you live in tennessee you are not allowed to make a point and have it posted, only if its on 30rock, or denver , why does the whole country , all of a sudden hate tennessee . i cant even remember the last time denver beat titans, i think it was the first, and they didn’t deserve this one . that cj fumble wasn’t one, and the marks pf, wasn’t one that took 10 points off the board, sheesh , you’d think denver would just be happy stealing one, but nnnnoooooo, they got to whine, even when they win, no wonder cutler left

  50. Steeler Ed says: Oct 4, 2010 10:28 PM

    “We did have six sacks against the quarterback and numerous other times they did have some difficulty with protection and blocking our defensive line. Maybe he’s referring to that,” Fisher said via the Nashville Tennessean.
    Short memory, huh Jeff? Remember a couple of weeks ago when YOU went to the league office and complained about James Harrison slamming YOUR qb? Maybe they were “just having some difficulty blocking” in that game.

  51. Barisolo10 says: Oct 4, 2010 10:45 PM

    Titans aren’t the dirtiest team. If fact when they are they over stress the fact that it happens. They lost on a bad decision.

  52. Draft King says: Oct 4, 2010 11:39 PM

    Did the Broncos have any specific players or incidents from Sunday’s game to point to as evidence to support their complaints? I’ve seen plenty of Titans games in person and on TV, and I’ve never seen what I believe was dirty play, or at least play any more dirty than what happens in the rest of the NFL.

  53. Charlie says: Oct 5, 2010 9:18 AM

    Hey steeler Ed, did you see the Vince young play fisher had complaints about? It wasn’t a simple hand to the helmet or anything, two opposing players literally picked young up and together they body slammed him to the turf like a wrestling move. Unnecessary roughness is called that for a reason

  54. Cecil says: Oct 5, 2010 9:21 AM

    “Obviously Josh doesn’t know the difference between a team whose players don’t quit on their coach and his own.”
    Uh, what does this even mean?
    “i cant even remember the last time denver beat titans, i think it was the first, and they didn’t deserve this one . that cj fumble wasn’t one, and the marks pf, wasn’t one that took 10 points off the board, sheesh , you’d think denver would just be happy stealing one, but nnnnoooooo, they got to whine, even when they win, no wonder cutler left”
    This is funny for so many, many reasons. First of all, the Titans have beaten Denver, let’s see…once? And that was in ’95. But good idea, anyway.
    The rest of it is whiny-ass sour grapes–10 points off the board? The hell are you talking about?–from a fan of a garbage team. Stick to college football, chuckles.

  55. NoseBleedFan says: Oct 5, 2010 9:24 AM

    The word “dirty” continues to be thrown around buy many people on here…Where’s the video of a single incident? I had a lot of respect for Orton until I read his quote after the game…He’s should’ve kept his mouth shut and been thankful they got a win considering they didn’t play all that well on Sunday.
    You can bet Ray Ray and the rest of the Ravens will be shaking Ortons tree this weekend. He might want to wear a pink skirt from now on….Being sacked 6 times doesn’t classify a team as dirty. Maybe his o-line needs to be talked to considering they can’t run the ball.

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