Jeff Fisher Reportedly Meeting with Philadelphia Eagles To Discuss DC Job

Bob CunninghamSenior Analyst IFebruary 2, 2011

MIAMI - NOVEMBER 14:  Coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans shouts against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on November 14, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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According to, the Philadelphia Eagles and Jeff Fisher will have a sit-down meeting sometime in the near future to discuss the opening at defensive coordinator.

"My sources are telling me Fisher will meet with the Philadelphia Eagles about their defensive coordinator position opening," writes 'Terez.' "If he doesn’t accept, he will most likely take a year off living at his Montana ranch and then try and become a head coach next year."

Philly was buzzing with Fisher rumors shortly after the long-time head coach left the Tennessee Titans thanks in part to ESPN's John Clayton and his usual shot-in-the-dark reporting, but that rumor was shot down fairly quickly by several people much more credible than Clayton.

Now, it appears, it can start again.

I'm not exactly sure how reliable this guy is, but if he's right and Fisher is even willing to sit down and discuss the job, Andy Reid might be able to sell him on it.

Fisher has made the comment that he's "tired," but he won't have to deal with all the responsibilities of a head coach. He'll get to focus solely on running the defense and leave the politics and real decision making to Reid.

And while the Eagles defense isn't bursting at the seams with talent, there is enough there right now to entice a defensive coordinator who believes he can develop some of the young talent (Jamar Chaney, Stewart Bradley, Nate Allen, etc.). Not only that, but the Eagles appear geared up to make a run for some big-time pieces to add to that defense.

Several people, for example, are reporting that Nnamdi Asomugha is tops on the Eagles' list of offseason priorities. There have also been reports that the team might consider trading for Albert Haynesworth if the price is right, and could be in the market for another first-round defensive end or perhaps even a linebacker.

The prospect of having Asomugha and Asante Samuel in the same secondary might be enough to get any coach's blood pumping.

Of course, there are two other possibilities: Fisher could be meeting with the Eagles purely as a favor just to tell them face-to-face he's not interested, or this report could be way off, which is unfortunately the way I'm leaning at this point.

The most likely candidates still appear to be someone off the Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers coaching staff. And with the recent trend of coordinator interviews, my guess is the final guy chosen will be a former secondary coach.