Miami Dolphins to hire Jeff Fisher

Report: Miami Dolphins to hire Jeff Fisher--or maybe not?

1/11/12 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Update: Fisher may not have officially accepted the Dolphins' job yet, as it is being reported that he is "torn" between the Dolphins and the Rams.

The Miami Dolphins will hire Jeff Fisher as their next head coach, ESPN radio is reporting. A news conference is expected to take place later today.

By landing Fisher, the Dolphins are grabbing arguably the top coach on the market. He served as the Tennessee Titans (formerly the Houston Oilers and Tennessee Oilers) head coach from 1994-2010 and compiled a 146-120 record and took the franchise to the Super Bowl. 

If the deal is finalized, Fisher will replace Tony Sparano, who was fired this season.

By hiring Fisher, the Dolphins have landed the big-name coach they were looking for when they tried unsuccessfully to hire Jim Harbaugh last offseason. Harbaugh was successful in resurrecting the San Francisco 49ers this season.

Fisher takes over a Dolphins' team that went 6-10 this season, but finished 6-3 after starting 0-7. The team got promising play out of quarterback Matt Moore, who took over for the injured Chad Henne at the beginning of the season. The Dolphins also got a surprisingly strong season out of running back Reggie Bush, who ran for almost 1,100 yards. 

Fisher was also pursued by the St. Louis Rams this offseason for their vacant head-coaching position. 

Is this a good move for the Dolphins? How about for Fisher?
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1/12/12   |   jaysinw   |   5037 respect

Come on Rams do the Dolphins a favorite, hire Jeff Fisher.

1/11/12   |   Scott   |   54600 respect

Torn between the Dolphins and Rams to me means Fisher is waiting for one side or the other to up their offer.  If Stan Kroenke wants to make a splash and show Rams fans he's serious about turning the product around, he'll do what it takes to bring Fisher to town. 

1/11/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

 first order of business...Release Chad Henne

1/11/12   |   jaysinw   |   5037 respect

I never cared much for Fisher, I do not believe he is that good of a Head Coach. had way more bad season then good. Lets see what happen in Miami, I believe he will be gone after two seasons. Maybe in the middle of the third.