Video shows emotional Jeff Fisher telling staff he was fired

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In a rare behind-the-scenes look at a coach’s reaction to losing his job, the forthcoming NFL Films/Amazon show All Or Nothing provides a look at Jeff Fisher on his last day as coach of the Rams.

In a clip released by the NFL, Fisher chokes up as he tells his shocked staff that he was fired after the Rams’ Week 14 loss to the Falcons.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be there this weekend,” Fisher said. “I was just fired. I appreciate everything you guys have done for this football team and for me, and the loyalty that you’ve shown. Sorry if I let you guys down. You guys haven’t let me down. You’ve busted your ass every single day for me. Sorry. I will do whatever I can for every single one of you. I will be there for you when the season’s over, recommend you and call to the end of the night to help you guys find work.”

Special teams coordinator John Fassel, who would serve as interim head coach for the final three games of the season, looked particularly shocked. After Fisher finished speaking, defensive assistant Mike Singletary walked to the front of the room to shake his hand and thank him. That ended an emotional meeting that is sure to be one of the highlights of All Or Nothing.

64 responses to “Video shows emotional Jeff Fisher telling staff he was fired

  1. I don’t see why this had to be published, like him or not, Jeff Fisher gave it his all and deserves better than this.

  2. Sure, they can put this out, but can’t release the psi data. Probably because Goodell’s reaction to seeing the natural cold weather variation in footballs was nothing but a 30 seconds pants wetting.

  3. His firing…well deserved. Didn’t like anything about him…his ego, his football knowledge, the way he treated players, …on and on.

  4. He seems like a good guy but seriously could he really be that surprised given his coaching record? I honestly can’t believe he was employed as long as he was.

  5. I think that scene of him on the sideline against the Patriots, checking all his pockets trying to find his challenge flag, was the nail in the coffin. It painted such a picture of ineptitude, fair or not, that just made his position untenable.

  6. They should have let him have the record for most losses before they fired his sorry self. Loser, look at how many of his teams played dirty. He is a disgrace.

  7. It was the right move for the Rams. Fisher is a quarterback killer, and Goff needs a quarterback guru. Plus, Fisher is aging and doesn’t play well in LaLaland

  8. He was a terrible coach who built physical ,dirty, defenses to really injure opposing players. How this guy hung on as long as he did with the Rams and the Titans is amazing.

  9. I really used to think he was a top NFL coach in the NFL when he was with Tenn. Now I know better. Never forget him laughing when one of his players blew out RHarrison’s knee. They had to stop TBruschi from going after him.

  10. On a human level, it sucks to see anyone lose their job when they’re giving 100% effort. It’s a results oriented business though. And on a fan level, he had some of the dirtiest playing teams year in year out I’ve ever seen…he coached a style of football that often left players on opposing teams injured or in jeopardy of being injured. I think the league is moving on from that style of play and that’s a good thing.

  11. Ok he was fired, it happens, but it’s not something I would glee over watch a guy break like that.

  12. Never been much of a fan of Jeff Fisher, but some things just weren’t meant for the public eye and should stay private.

  13. Lol I’d be emotional and upset too if I just got booted out of job that pays millions every year that I was getting a free ride on having done a terrible job

  14. Every preseason for many years my Packers had the
    Titans as the last game on their preseason schedule.
    Fisher would play his starters half way into the 4th quarter against 3rd and 4th stringers of the Packers, usually running up the score. This is sportsmanship at its worst in MHO. Maybe his mediocrity as a coach and karma brought his career to an end.

  15. Speaking of feelings.Think he cried like that for the hundreds of players he cut over the years? Just sayin’….

  16. Fisher is crying because he knows its his last head coaching job in the NFL. He doesn’t win, his teams perform below average and yet he tries to pass himself off as a real NFL head coach.

    Kinda reminds me of the Vikings when you think about it.

  17. I didn’t mind Fisher I just hated his press conferences and his deep mumble like he was so intelligent. lol

  18. silverhornet says:
    Jun 29, 2017 11:33 AM

    Just me or did Fisher pause in putting out his hand for Singletary… as in, it seemed like he wasn’t sure what Singletary was going to do?
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    Just you.

  19. “Sure, they can put this out, but can’t release the psi data. Probably because Goodell’s reaction to seeing the natural cold weather variation in footballs was nothing but a 30 seconds pants wetting.”

    Wasn’t it 50 degrees that day?

  20. First and foremost, Fish is and always has been a politician.
    His public image took a hit the last couple years and this shows him as human and real…and will generate sympathy towards him. And since very little he ever did was by accident, I’m guessing he was more than OK with this being released…

  21. Mr .500 may be gone. But what I want to ask is, could we still have the benefit of his expertise and dirty-play on the Competition Committee?

  22. He had kept his jobs way too long – both of his tenures. I still think that if he had been of a different ethnicity he would have been fired from both jobs much earlier. Totally overrated by management in both Tennesee and St Louis – now he gets to join the other overated types of blowhards – such as Millen on TV talking about it and providing EXPERT analysis.

  23. His record as a HC would have been MUCH better if he ever had a real QB.

    Vince Young? Case Keenum? Yeesh. Even Hoody or Lombardi would struggle to put up a significant number of Ws with that QB lineup.

    As a Titans fan I miss the days of him with McNair, Eddie, and that solid D we had in Nashville in the early Titans years.

  24. Like most Americans, Jeff Fischer was just mediocre at his job. Management’s preference for stability in the workplace kept him there for a long time.

    I don’t like Jeff Fisher, but I can’t say that I’m any better at my job than he was at his.

  25. “Wasn’t it 50 degrees that day?”

    Actually was in the low 40s and rainy I believe. And according to various scientists exactly the conditions to confirm the average drop in PSI the Pats balls had, which was something like .2 psi.

    The only ball that was under that range was the one the Colts had on their sideline and admitted to tampering with, gauging and letting air out of.

  26. titans4evr says:
    Jun 29, 2017 1:32 PM
    His record as a HC would have been MUCH better if he ever had a real QB.

    Vince Young? Case Keenum? Yeesh. Even Hoody or Lombardi would struggle to put up a significant number of Ws with that QB lineup.

    As a Titans fan I miss the days of him with McNair, Eddie, and that solid D we had in Nashville in the early Titans years.

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    You could give BB Fisher’s roster and Fisher BB’s roster and BB will still find a way to beat Fisher 90% of the time. On this I have little doubt.

  27. He was once considered a good coach back in the late 90s/early 2000s, but his ego got in the way.

    He also was sitting on the Competition Committee, running around trying to cheat behind the scenes, while ordering Greg Williams to dole out bounties for the Titans.

    It’s fascinating watching some people in the NFL get away with murder, as others are stalked and bullied by Sheriff Goebbels.

    Ego can entitlement can kill a career, no doubt.

  28. nhpats says:
    Jun 29, 2017 1:48 PM
    titans4evr says:
    Jun 29, 2017 1:32 PM
    His record as a HC would have been MUCH better if he ever had a real QB.

    Vince Young? Case Keenum? Yeesh. Even Hoody or Lombardi would struggle to put up a significant number of Ws with that QB lineup.

    As a Titans fan I miss the days of him with McNair, Eddie, and that solid D we had in Nashville in the early Titans years.

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    You could give BB Fisher’s roster and Fisher BB’s roster and BB will still find a way to beat Fisher 90% of the time. On this I have little doubt.

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    I actually think the Pats could win 8 or 9 games with Edelman at QB.

  29. After he got over the shock of being fired he remembered how much money he has. Then he smiled. As would I.

  30. I can’t think of a coach who has made more money and been worse. Should have been gone years ago.

  31. I would love to be fired and have millions of dollars to fall back on. This guy is set for the rest of his life and nobody should feel sorry for him. Yeah it sucks to get fired but very few coaches ever step down on their own. Of the 32 teams in the NFL I could think of 31 teams who are going to fire their coach in the future except one, the Patriots. That is the reality of this business.

  32. I don’t care about Fisher so much that I thought he just got fired. I literally had to look it up to realize it was 6 months ago. That’s how much I think about Jeff Fisher.

  33. Anyone who says this should not have been taped and released should be saying the same thing about “cut day” on any hard knocks show when a 22 year old college kid sees his NFL dreams blow up in a 5 minute conversation. So its either everything, or nothing. I personally will watch the jeff fisher firing 7-9 times.

  34. His biggest problem, not finding a solid qb to build a team around. A solid d can only take you so far. He deserved to be canned after years of low first round picks and no playoffs.

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