Jeff Fisher Out: A Look Back at Some of the Coach's Best Moments
Earlier today it was announced that the Tennessee Titans' front office is meeting with Jeff Fisher to decide on how he will be let go from the team.
It isn't official that Fisher is out in Tennessee, but it looks like he will be gone very soon, as soon as Friday.
Fisher will be the longest tenured coach until he is officially let go. Let's look back at the highlights of his career.
1994: Becomes Head Coach
In 1994, Jack Pardee was fired in the middle of the season and Jeff Fisher took over on an interim basis.
The team finished 1-5 while under Fisher and somehow that was good enough to let the interim tag be removed.
At the time this was the best thing to happen to Fisher, but things were only looking up.
1999: Franchise's Only Super Bowl Appearance
While this was an entire millennium ago, Jeff Fisher led the franchise to its only Super Bowl appearance. The team, of course, lost that game by less than one yard, as the picture shows, 23-16.
The Titans finished the season 13-3 and almost lost to Buffalo in the Wild Card Round. They managed to score on a kickoff near the end of the game thanks to a perfect lateral in what is renowned as the Music City Miracle.
This is as high as it would get for Titans fans throughout Fisher's tenure.
2000: 13-3 Once Again
In 2000, Fisher led the Titans to their second straight 13-3 season and they had home-field advantage in the playoffs. The Titans were one of the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
The other big favorite that year was the Baltimore Ravens, who put an end to the Titans' season on their way to winning the Super Bowl.
2002: Another Super Bowl Contender Takes Him Out
In 2002, the Titans had a great turnaround from the previous season and made it to the playoffs.
Fisher's cavalry defeated one of their biggest rivals in the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first round of the playoffs.
As soon as Titans fans had a happy moment, they were crushed as the soon to be Super Bowl runners-up Oakland Raiders sent the Titans back to Tennessee with a 41-24 defeat. The end of yet another hopeful season for Titans fans.
2003: Last Playoff Win
In 2003 I was just 13 years old, but I thought for sure this was going to be the year that the team I loved would win their first Super Bowl. Unfortunately, I was disappointed.
The Titans finished at 12-4—two of their losses were to the division rival Indianapolis Colts.
The Titans went into the playoffs and beat the Baltimore Ravens on the road and then lost the next week to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.
The win against the Ravens would be Fisher's last playoff win.
A Wrap-Up Of Fisher's Career
Over the past 17 seasons, Jeff Fisher has led the Oilers/Titans franchise through ups and downs. He has led them to a Super Bowl and five other playoff appearances.
While he had plenty of good years between 1999 and 2003, he never really got a team into the contention most fans were used to seeing for their Titans.
Fisher has been going downhill slowly for the past seven seasons, aside from one year in which Chris Johnson, LenDale White and the defense really put it together.
After 17 years it has come time to say goodbye to Jeff Fisher in Tennessee and welcome a new coach with new ideas.
If you have any clues as to who the new coach may be—or if Vince Young will actually be let go or not— then leave a comment and we shall discuss it.