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Titans fire Jeff Fisher
Posted Jan. 27 at 09:13 AM
Here's a surprise: The Titans are firing Jeff Fisher, the longest-tenured coach in the league. That creates a bunch of upheaval in Nashville, particularly with a potential work stoppage looming.
Fisher took over as this team's coach in 1994. He went 142-140 as their coach, usually taking a backseat to Peyton Manning in the AFC South. The Titans went to one Super Bowl (following the 1999 season) and had the best record in the NFL in 2008 before getting upset by Baltimore in the playoffs.
Don Banks of Sports Illustrated broke the story. Speculation in a Tennessee newspaper is that assistant Mike Munchak could be the replacement. Munchak would join Jason Garrett as the only current coaches who were also players for those teams.
Fisher's last two years were marred by slow starts (2009) and poor finishes (2010). He butted heads with owner Bud Adams and didn't get along well with Vince Young.
With Fisher fired, Andy Reid (1999) now has the longest active streak with one team among coaches, followed by Bill Belichick (2000). Both Marvin Lewis and Jack Del Rio were hired in 2003.
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