One season after being on the hot seat as far as coaches go in the NFL, Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is now looking to get a new deal to say with the Titans long-term. Fisher is in the final year of his contract, but sources say that he thinks he and the team are going to be able without much haggling to get a new deal in place.
“I expect it to get done,” Fisher said in Thursday’s edition of The Tennessean. “I would say the same thing I’ve been saying: negotiations are progressing. Nobody’s put a timetable on anything and we’re just moving forward. I don’t anticipate any problems and I fully expect to be here.”
Of course if there is any issues with getting Fisher signed, there will be plenty of teams out there that would love to have him as their coach. The short list includes the usual suspects of teams whose coaches likely won’t be around in 2008 – Cleveland’s Romeo Crennel, Tom Coughlin in New York with the Giants, Joe Gibbs in Washington, and possibly John Fox in Carolina if the Panthers have another down season.
Fisher is one of the better head coaches in the game. He took a Titans team last season that started 0-5, and by mid-December with a rookie QB and some suspect talent on other positions had Tennessee clawing at a wild card spot in the AFC. Fisher has proven his worth over the years with the Titans, and even though he has yet to win a Super Bowl, he deserves a long-term deal to stay with the team.