Joshua: Jeff Fisher is an iconic figure in Titans history. He spent 17 seasons (16 full) as Houston Oilers / Titans head coach. He earned a reputation as one of the NFL’s most respected coaches. At the same time, his critics deemed him “.500 Fisher” and “Field Goal Fisher.” Seven of Fisher’s 16 full seasons ended with a 7-9 or 8-8 record. In 2012, he continued that trend with a 7-8-1 record in his first season at St. Louis. Much like the Seahawks vs Rams contest, the Titans often lost games because they were always settling for field goals.
Have you noticed any of these trends during his first 1.5 seasons at St. Louis? Are fans confident that Fisher can help this team return to their early-2000s glory days?
Nathan: While their record last year may be indicative of a lack of “taking chances,” that was certainly not the case last season. In fact, St. Louis was tied for the 2nd-most 4th Down attempts last season, trailing only the Jacksonville Jaguars. Those attempts, especially later in the season, may have been the sole reason that kicker, Greg Zuerlein, didn’t make the Pro Bowl in his rookie season.
There is little doubt that the fan base has confidence that Jeff Fisher can, if nothing else, lead them back to relevance in the NFL. Fisher and GM Les Snead have essentially turned over the entire roster, and most realize that it could take couple of seasons to fit the pieces together. However, I cannot say the same about confidence in OC Brian Schottenheimer…