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Brandon Fisher leaving Detroit to work for his dad in St. Louis

The Lions said after the season that all of their assistant coaches for 2011 would return for 2012, but it turns out that’s not the case.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Brandon Fisher, a defensive assistant in Detroit, is leaving to become an assistant to his dad, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz, a friend of the Fishers and former assistant to Jeff Fisher, has apparently decided to let Brandon leave. Teams have sometimes blocked their assistants from leaving even to join family members’ staffs.

The 2011 Lions’ staff was the first that Brandon Fisher was a part of, although he did spend some time working with the Titans in 2010. Jeff Fisher’s desire to add Brandon Fisher as a full-time staff member in 2011 — and Titans owner Bud Adams’ resistance to that — was reportedly one of the reasons that Jeff Fisher left the Titans a year ago.

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11 Responses to “Brandon Fisher leaving Detroit to work for his dad in St. Louis”
  1. briscocountyjr says: Feb 2, 2012 8:51 AM

    Finding Bobby Fisher

  2. geezohman says: Feb 2, 2012 8:54 AM

    i have a hobby, it is ‘just for fun’ car racing at the Nelson Ledges Road Course in Ohio. Last couple of years my son has joined me. Nothing more fun than ‘blood’ doing what u enjoy also. Family… its good

    We need more. We need more ‘random acts of kindness in the world.

  3. purplengold says: Feb 2, 2012 9:06 AM

    Sounds like the Lions were happy to let Brandon go.

  4. ranksarot says: Feb 2, 2012 9:15 AM

    Bud Addams is a douche but kudos to him for his no nepotism policy.

  5. hashsview says: Feb 2, 2012 9:19 AM

    I guess Big Daddy Fisher wants to know all the secrets to the vaunted Detriot Lions Defense or they just want more time to work on their up coming Pinewood Derby Car for the Father Son Boy Scout race.

  6. rubicon202 says: Feb 2, 2012 9:23 AM

    A family affair…

  7. klunge says: Feb 2, 2012 9:42 AM

    hashsview says:
    Feb 2, 2012 9:19 AM
    I guess Big Daddy Fisher wants to know all the secrets to the vaunted Detriot Lions Defense

    Oh you mean the same defense Schwartz ran as Fisher’s defensive coordinator for 8yrs in Tennessee? I’m sure there’s lots of blanks left to fill in.

  8. mylionsroaring says: Feb 2, 2012 9:42 AM

    Now the Lions should hire Mike Singletary as their defensive assistant to eventually replace Gunther.

    Maybe they will learn to tackle. It seems the last team Mike coached learned how to do it

  9. themonster49 says: Feb 2, 2012 11:29 AM

    This could be bad for Detroit if he actually was part of the reason the Lions’ offense played better this year.

    But it’s probably just bad for the Rams. Really, really bad news for the Rams.

  10. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 2, 2012 2:09 PM

    Not a surprise.

    Knew it was gonna happen.

    When is Fisher bringing back Donnie Nickey?
    Everyone knows it’s gonna happen… they just don’t know when.

  11. lionsdetroitcom says: Feb 3, 2012 1:36 AM

    The Lions did him a favor, they knew he;d go with his dad. No big deal whatsoever.

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