Jeff Fisher is “legitimately torn”

AP

The latest Jeff Fisher update is that there is no update.

But we’ve noticed a torrent of third-hand speculation and some incorrect reports on Twitter Wednesday that he was joining the Dolphins, so we wanted to address the issue.

Jay Glazer of FOX gives us the excuse to dive in.

“Those close to Fisher said he’s legitimately torn and going back and forth. He’s swung from Rams back toward Fins then back again and now back,” Glazer writes.

Apparently Fisher is the new Favre.  (If he does this for another three months.) Perhaps Fisher is waiting to see what happens in Indianapolis?

“Fins thought they were out of it this weekend. Rams thought he was coming there. He went to visit Rams, things changed,” Glazer wrote.

If we are reading Glazer correctly, Fisher is leaning towards Miami. That’s what an NFL.com report indicated earlier Wednesday.  SI.com wrote something similar. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says a “highly placed” Dolphins source doesn’t know what Fisher will do.

Fisher hasn’t made up his mind. He has a lot of friends in the media. When he decides, we’re sure to find out quickly.

97 responses to “Jeff Fisher is “legitimately torn”

  1. “Do I hear a 6 million? Six million, do I hear a 6.5? 6.5 from the goofy looking guy with the glasses, 6.5..6.5… do I hear a 7 mil….gimme a 7….gimme a 7. Seven mil…do I hear a….”.

  2. If he doesn’t get off the stick soon – he will quickly move from “legitimately torn” to

    FLABBERGASTED!!!!!!!!

  3. Seriously. Am I the only observer that noticed that the Titans were thoroughly average for pretty much all of the Fisher era? I guess that’s better than bad, buts it’s not the makings of two teams patiently hoping to win his hand…

  4. Jeff Fisher is “legitimately” overrated, “legitimately” just trying to play the teams off each other, and did I mention “legitimately” overrated?

  5. anyone but Sparano and his fist pumping…..Heck id rather have Favre coach the Dolphins then Sparano even if he sent Dong-pic texts to my girlfriend…Fischer would be a decent option, but Im already tired of the back and forth…yes or no Jeff?

  6. Screw him!!!

    Just get Hue Jackson!!!! Sorry, but Fisher toying around like this shows the sign of an egomaniac!!!

    The possibly egocentric Jackson’s passing games with Flacco and Jason Campbell were better than Fisher’s with Kerry Collins and Vince Young!!!!!

  7. @phillybirds….just exactly how is St Louis(the worst team in the NFL) a better choice than a Miami DOlphins team who went 6-3 over their final 9 games…and 6-10 overall due to bad bad coaching….Miami has talent at EVERY position and is just a few upgrades from being a legit team….Miami had several losses this year due to downright bad coaching…nothing to do with player personell …speaking of terrible situations….the EAGLES are a JOKE…St Louis has Sam “franchise qb” Bradford, and Steven Jackson and..??? Bradford blows, and Jackson is getting older….the Rams have ZERO to offer except the 2nd pick in this years draft

  8. He’ll go to the Rams. Why try to compete against Patriots, Jets and Bills, who have more talent ?

  9. GR has it right. Fish is waiting to see if he can get the Indy job, have an instant chance to get to the bowl from a division he knows. Gets the opportunity to stick it up Bud Adams’ arse until he dies with Manning and Luck.
    Rams are one Trent Green injury and a Mike Martz hire as OC away from being 0 fer the stay in St. Louis with regards to playoff appearances. Things aren’t that rosy. Bradford could only handle a simplified offense as a rook and was over-matched with some imagination in the passing tree. He’s a Sanchez without the defense led playoff wins.

  10. John Sebastian- ” Better go home son and make up your mind”. Sounds as though he does not want either one but will take the ‘Fins. South Beach, the Keys, year round golf and fishing wins over the muddy Mississippi and thousands of miles of corn fields.

  11. As a Rams fan, I really liked Fisher. But this is ridiculous. I want an up and coming OC who can bring excitment back to the Rams. Miami can have him. I love that the Phins think they have a good team and Fisher should coach them. I hope you like his slow moving run game. You think Bush is perfect for it? Where’s the high flying passing game going to be? Not in Miami. The Fish get the Fish, congrats! Good luck with your journeymen QB’s lol I guarantee the Rams go to the Super Bowl before the Dolphins.

  12. Like others have stated, there is more going on here. It could be he is just waiting to see if either Miami or St. Louis offer more money or he could be waiting on the Colts who just hired a new GM. My guess is a little of both and the “legitimately torn” crap just buys more time.

    I think Fisher is a good coach and is well respected throughout the league, however, one thing I would want in a HC is the ability to make sound decisions quickly. Unless he actually goes to Indy he is hurting own ability once he arrives. The players will wonder if he really wants to be there and the owner/GM will not be pleased to have been jerked around by their new coach.

  13. Seriously? Fisher doesnt warrant me holding up my team and org. Love em as an ex bear and hard hitting safety..but if i’m one of these owners I’d give jeff a deadline!!!

  14. I think he is going to fool everyone and go to the Raiders…I have a feeling thats why Hue was fired..
    I keep checking RaiderNewsFlash on twitter to see it.
    I know if I do see it @RaiderNewsFlash I will see it there a hr otr so before ESPN or this website steals the story as their own, I still remember the Seymour trade, RaiderNewsFlash emailed the members the news then 3 hrs later this site reported it not to be true, then they reported it was true but Seymoure declined the trade then finally they just admited it it was real

  15. as a fin fan I say f ’em. Tell him the deal is off the table. there is a reason you are out of the league. Remember the titans fired your @$$. The only reason your getting any attention now is the level of coaches in this league suck and there are only a few good ones. were better off taking a chance on some one new

  16. Jeff, dont go to St. Louis….they don’t have a good qb, neither does Miami……………come be our defensive coordinator!!!

    GO LIONS!!!!

  17. Reminds me of the Nnamdi deal, don’t be surprised if the Bucs come in the last minute and try to get him lol

  18. As a dolphins fan. What makes me optimistic about Jeff Fisher going to Miami IS the fact that he wants a franchise qb. The drive to get a legimate number one franchise qb of recent seasons, was a bust with chad henne (which will happen), pat white. And then flat out givin up on drafting any others. Fisher’s desire to have a qb. Which many fin fans believe is the missing piece. Will help ultimately bring winning in Miami. Time is right with the jets epic collapse, buffalo being stalled again, and eventually the inevitable decline to come torn aging Brady and patriots organization. Go dolphins! Get fisher. Get a qb.

  19. You guys who are actually comparing making quick decisions on the field in the middle of a game to making quick decisions about your career and future livelihood are a riot.

    You’re just regurgitating that line you’ve heard in relation to presidential candidates. “If he can’t handle it now, how’s he going to handle it as president?”

    What’s the big, urgent rush? The season isn’t even over yet. There aren’t many coaching openings or A-list contenders out there. These teams all have time, they’re just trying to push hard now to get the one big fish. Why shouldn’t Fisher take more than a day to make a decision about his life?

  20. He’s had more than enough time to choose. The only logical explanation is that he’s stalling. My money says he’s after the Colts job.

  21. No matter which place he goes the team will be a winner. If anything the teams should step up their games to secure him. Fisher is one of the top QB’s and has proven to build a long term successly program.

    Dolphins do seem a little cursed since Shula left though. But at least the weather’s nice. I think he picks the Rams.

  22. Add me to the folks that think he’s more torn about the possibility that, as soon as he picks, Caldwell will get fired and he won’t be able to coach the Colts.

  23. rosloe62 says:
    Jan 11, 2012 5:28 PM
    “As a Rams fan, I really liked Fisher. But this is ridiculous. I want an up and coming OC who can bring excitment back to the Rams.”

    Wasn’t Scott Linehan an “up and coming” offensive coordinator?

  24. Fisher = overrated…man up & make a decision. If anyone is torn it’s my wife after giving birth a couple of days ago

  25. Ya know what this reminds me of?

    This reminds me of the saying

    No matter how hot she is, there is some guy somewhere that is sick of her sh!t

    That what I think of when I read the posts on this guy.

  26. Maybe he likes the Rams better than the Dolphins, but is worried if he take the Rams job, he might have to move to LA in a few years, thus is “legitimately torn”.

    Anything that would require a to move to LA would make me hesitant too!

  27. This should be a no brainer for Fisher. Miami has a 100+ probowl receiver”the beast” and a 1000+ runner. They have a back up QB that threw for more yrds than the Rams so called starter and more TD and less INTs. They are ranked 15th overall on D (Rams 22nd). They are 3rd overall against the run *yes*…..all this team lacks is a good coach and a Franchise QB which could be taken care of via draft or Trade. All Fisher would have to do is get a Franchise QB and he would be in there…..Not to mention he would be in Sunny Miami….not a bad place to be

  28. Miami has the better overall team….and as for the Miami QB situation remember Fisher went to the Playoffs with Vince Young….he is not actually Dan Marino so all that Fisher would have to do is get an upgrade to Matt Moore via draft or trade and he will be fine

  29. I have to admit, Fisher rejecting the Rams is painful enough, but using the move to LA as a reason is a real, thunderous kick to the balls.

    Hey Stan! Is there something you’d like to tell the city of St Louis?

  30. Can’t blame Jeff for being thorough, chances are this could be his last head coaching opportunity and if that’s the case then he damn sure knows that a franchise qb can make or break you and your season. Funny how all the larger name former coaches are standing on the sidelines or denying they have any interests when a team comes calling. It’s “suppy & demand” and right now that means Jeff Fisher by default. If I were Jeff I would damn sure take my sweet time too !!!!!!!!!!! After all, he’s the King commodity for now.

  31. 4th and inches. Ball on the 1. FG ties it, but TD for the win. What do you do Jeff?

    “Hmmmmmm…give me a couple weeks here…”

  32. Just because the Dolphins had four more wins than the Rams this season doesn’t mean it’s a better situation. Either way, a new coach with juice is going to remake the team in his image.

    Two huge factors make the Rams a better situation:

    1. Sam Bradford still has upside as a franchise QB.

    2. You don’t have to deal with Ross, Ireland and Peterson, the Three Stooges of the NFL.

  33. This guy has six winning seasons in 16 years as a head coach.

    SIX.

    Remind me again why the hell anyone cares where he ends up?

  34. tarniman says:
    Jan 11, 2012 7:17 PM
    This should be a no brainer for Fisher. Miami has a 100+ probowl receiver”the beast” and a 1000+ runner. They have a back up QB that threw for more yrds than the Rams so called starter and more TD and less INTs. They are ranked 15th overall on D (Rams 22nd). They are 3rd overall against the run *yes*…..all this team lacks is a good coach and a Franchise QB which could be taken care of via draft or Trade. All Fisher would have to do is get a Franchise QB and he would be in there…..Not to mention he would be in Sunny Miami….not a bad place to be

    Ok lets break this down
    1.The so-called starter as you put it was out for almost half the season. Your “back-up” started last year for the Panthers so he had more recent game expereience than our back-ups

    2.Rams played against 7 playoff teams and had the toughest first half schedule of any team. Fins played against 4 playoff teams

    3. your “1000 yard RB’ has never come close to those totals and in 5 previous years and is injury prone yet Rams have an “old” rb who just wrapped up his 7th straight 1,000 yard season behind a beat-up o-line

    4.Rams had 10 cornerbacks go on IR and 2 starting WR’s go on IR. How good would your Fins be with that amount of injuries??

  35. This should give the teams involved valuable time to reconsider whether they want to pay millions of dollars a year for a coach who has never accomplished anything.

  36. I would like to state the obvious and just say the same damn thing over and over like most of these comments and pretend that Im the original deep thinker; but I wont.

  37. It’s another Nnamdi Asoguhma situation. You watch, he’ll be named head coach of the Dallas Cowboys or some other team seemingly coming out of nowhere at the eleventh hour.

  38. He’s way overrated hasn’t done anything both teams would be better off going with a young hungry coach who isn’t content not winning or a proven SB winner like cowher

  39. Jeff,
    find a coach with a winning team who wants to walkaway. You cannot go through rebuilding. You can’t. It’s not worth it. You will age 10 years the first season.
    I hope the $ is great, but sometimes it’s not worth it.

  40. The Titans would have never bought out the last year of JF’s contract as they did if JF quit, he was fired no matter what was spun. No matter what he is an average NFL Head Coach who is not worth the $$$ or the red carpet treatment being thrown at him. Keep Todd Bowles or bring in a non has-been coordinator from another team, sign them for less money and throw some of the saved money at PLAYERS/FREE AGENTS, the true core of any team. I hope the Fins tell JF to pack salt and let the Rams have him. With his mad coaching skills, the phenom Fraanchise QB, the phenom old RB,the plethora of players that will be off of IR and a more favorable schedule they might as well just give next years Lombardi to the Rams now.

  41. Poor Jeff Fisher, simply a victim of bad timing. If he had only jumped back into the coaching hunt when the Redskins were looking for a new Head Coach. Then he wouldn’t have to work so hard to squeeze out the best possible, highest paying, offer.

  42. No NFL Head Coach has ever won a Super Bowl with two teams.

    Why would someone want Cowher or Gruden ? They’ve both already won a Super Bowl and history tells that they won’t win one again with their 2nd, or in Gruden’s case, 3rd team..

  43. Wow, its taking this long for Fisher to make up his mind…not very decisive is he. I always thought that one of the characteristics of a good leader is when it came to making decisions a good leader would always be decisive not wishey washy. Maybe the Dolphins and the Rams should rethink this….

  44. @schmitty2:
    Ok lets break this down
    1.The so-called starter as you put it was out for almost half the season. Your “back-up” started last year for the Panthers so he had more recent game expereience than our back-ups

    2.Rams played against 7 playoff teams and had the toughest first half schedule of any team. Fins played against 4 playoff teams

    3. your “1000 yard RB’ has never come close to those totals and in 5 previous years and is injury prone yet Rams have an “old” rb who just wrapped up his 7th straight 1,000 yard season behind a beat-up o-line

    4.Rams had 10 cornerbacks go on IR and 2 starting WR’s go on IR. How good would your Fins be with that amount of injuries??

    —————————————————-

    Chad Henne was the Dolphins stater for the past few yrs….he went down with shoulder injury. Matt Moore stepped in as the backup

    1. Fact Matt Moore only started two games over the past two yrs in Carolina….Five games last yr and Five games the yr before that. In my book that makes him a backup QB

    2. Matt Moore did start 12 games this season with the Phins and the Ram’s starter Bradford started 10 games. 10 games is more than half the season….you are wrong on your facts

    3. The Phin’s Reggie Bush never had the Opportunity to be a FEUTURE back like the Ram’s RB until now. He was in a passing offense and used basically as a receiver.

    4. The Phins also had OL problems and had injures also. (including QB)

    Bottom line the Phins have the better overall team for Fisher. And no senseable person can argue that. While the Rams continue to strugle through the season the Dolphins at the end started to show their there true talent…..the Dolphins are better overall team plain and simple

  45. tarniman says:Jan 11, 2012 7:59 PM

    Ill scracth that last comment I dont think Vince Young went to the playoffs before
    **********************************************

    What in the world does that comment have to do with anything??? Amazing !!

  46. Jeff should be thankful he is even being considered for a NFL job. It’s not like he is the only choice out there.

  47. No question the Fins have the better team (just check the draft order), but in this case that’s a disadvantage. Fisher’s impact will be judged based on how much his new team improves under his leadership. The Rams literally can’t get any worse and the Fins can only get incrementally better – in other words the Miami job carries higher risk. Also StL will be more patient and not expect to be in contention immediately, whereas Miami will have the opposite expectations.

  48. How in the world is JF ever going to be able to function on draft day with the new format. He won’t have enough time to make a selection so he’ll just have to pass. Also, somebody earlier stated something about needing more than a day to make this life changing decision. Fact is he’s had a week, plenty of time. Hope both teams change the door locks, especially Miami.

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