Jeff Fisher has been an insitution with the Tennessee Titans. While leading his team to the Super Bowl after the 1999 season, he has seen occasional success but the one thing you have to vouche for during his tenure is stability.
Whether the team was on a roll like in its 2008 season or starting off 0-5 in its 2006 campaign, he had firm control of the club and he was going to see it through.
When the Washington Redskins traveled to Tennessee Titans and defeated them, Jeff Fisher benched the “face” of the franchise, Vince Young, for the game and for the remainder of the season. Fisher was clearly tired of the attitude problems displayed by his quarterback.
To Fisher’s surprise the team owner, Bud Adams, sided with Young vowing he would be with the team in 2011 despite Fisher’s plans to move on without him. This clearly disturbed Fisher and now questions arose to whether he would be back with the team.
Inevitably, Adams annouced that Young would not be back on the team and that Fisher would be welcomed back. That will not be the case as Fisher and Adams made it official that he would not be back next year.
“I’ve been coaching for 25 years and I think I’m tired,” Fisher said. “I need a rest.”
Now Bud Adams must search for someone to replace a man who had been in command since they arrived in Tennessee. It will not be easy and possibly certain that the stability that this organization has enjoyed for nearly two decades is over.