Well look at that! A Jeff Fisher closeup on a Tennessee Titans fan blog. Does that make you miss the old days? Or maybe your fist has found its way through the computer monitor? Would it evoke different emotions if I replaced Coach Fisher with another former player or assistant coach?
For the last two seasons, anyone who has followed the St. Louis Rams knows that they’re the NFC version of the Fisher-led Titans: a .500ish team who can occasionally upset the top teams (e.g. 1-0-1 against the 2012 San Francisco 49ers) but give up 20 points to a bad Jacksonville Jaguars team. Since 2012, the Rams are 10-12-1. They were 7-8-1 in 2012. They’re heading into their Monday Night Football matchup vs the Seattle Seahawks with a 3-4 record.
Below is a list of some of the most noteworthy players and coaches who used to represent Tennessee. They’re currently Rams employees.
Titans to Rams Connections
Frank Bush (Linebackers Coach, Titans 11-12, Rams 13)
Chuck Cecil (Secondary Coach, Titans 01-10, Rams 12-13)
Jared Cook (TE, Titans 09-12, Rams 13)
Cortland Finnegan (CB, Titans 06-11, Rams 12-13)
Jeff Fisher (Head Coach, Titans 94-10, Rams 12-13)
William Hayes (DE, Titans 08-11, Rams 12-13)
Dave McGinnis (Assistant Head Coach, Titans 04-11, Rams 12-13)
Ray Sherman (Wide Receivers Coach, Titans 05-06, Rams 12-13)
Will Witherspoon (LB, Rams 06-09 Titans 10-12, Rams 13)
Rams to Titans Connections
Steve Brown (Assistant Secondary Coach, Rams 95-00, Titans 12-13)
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB, Rams 05-06, Titans 13)
Rob Turner (OL, Rams 12, Titans 13)
Treason isn’t the only reason that many Titans enthusiasts have waited eagerly for this game. These teams were the representatives of Super Bowl XXXIV. The Rams won 23-16 after Kevin Dyson came up one yard shy of the end zone for a potential game-tying score. At the time, Fisher was the Titans head coach. Some fans are irked that the Rams will wear their 1999-era throwback jerseys for this Nov. 3 contest.
Which players and/or coaches are you most looking forward to seeing again? Do you consider this as a must-win game for Mike Munchak‘s coaching career? Excluding this matchup, are you rooting for or against Fisher in St. Louis? Maybe you’re indifferent?
Give your takes in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.