Tennessee Titans add 3 names to their Ring of Honor, thoughts on each

Floyd Reese, Tennessee Titans (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
Floyd Reese, Tennessee Titans (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images) /

Time is flying. The 4th of July is in the rearview mirror, and training camp for the Tennessee Titans will be here before you know it. That means fans of this great team will be preparing for some regular-season festivities (Perhaps you haven’t heard, but they know how to throw a party in Nashville).

Just think about what the tailgating scene is going to look like at Nissan Stadium now that life is beginning to look as it once did. Good food and music will most certainly be a part of the scene, and how about this? If your interest lies in what game-day experiences will be like, here’s an announcement. September 26th is a day that you’ll want to circle on your calendars.

The Tennessee Titans will place three franchise legends into their Ring of Honor.

According to the Tennessee Titans’ official team website, three franchise legends will be added to the Ring Of Honor at Nissan stadium when the Titans host the Indianapolis Colts for their showdown during Week 3 of the 2021 NFL season.

One of the more beloved Houston Oilers head coaches, Bum Phillips, is in as are Jeff Fisher and Floyd Reese. Here are a few thoughts on each one.

Bum Phillips, Houston Oilers (1975-1980): After serving as the Houston Oilers’ defensive coordinator in 1974, Bum Phillips would go on to become the team’s head coach from 1975 until 1980. Under his watch, the Oilers reached the AFC Championship Game in two consecutive seasons but lost both times to the Pittsburgh Steelers and watched them go on to win the Super Bowl twice.

Bum is the father of longtime NFL defensive coordinator and former head coach Wade Phillips.

Floyd Reese, Houston Oilers (1986-1993), Houston/Tennessee Oilers (1994-1998), Tennessee Titans (1999-2006): Floyd Reese should seemingly already be in the Ring of Honor. He began his journey with this franchise as the Houston Oilers’ linebackers coach in 1986. Since then, he’s worked his way up fairly well.

He’s served as Houston’s assistant general manager, the Houston/Tennessee Oilers and Tennessee Titans’ executive vice president & general manager and also as Tennessee’s director of football operations. This man was the Tennessee Titans for a while.

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Jeff Fisher: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Jeff Fisher back to Nashville. His journey with this proud franchise began in 1994 as the Houston Oilers defensive coordinator and interim head coach before leading them as the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Oilers, and Tennessee Titans head coach from 1995 to 2010. He’s the only head coach in franchise history to lead this team to the Super Bowl.

Congratulations are definitely in order for all three. These are three deserving inductees.