Jeff Fisher’s Complicated Legacy of Losing in the NFL

December 13, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Is Jeff Fisher overrated? Or are the challenges he has faced in his coaching career misunderstood?
Those two questions are critical to consider now that Fisher has officially been fired, per Chris Mortensen of ESPN.com and confirmed by the Rams. In what was his 22nd season as an NFL coach, Fisher tied Dan Reeves' record for most career losses, with no Super Bowl titles for either man.
It's worth noting that four of the top seven coaches in losses are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame (Tom Landry, Don Shula, George Halas and Chuck Noll).
At the same time, Fisher has twice been the coach of a team that has moved, something no other coach in NFL history has ever done. He has also worked for two owners—the late Bud Adams and now Stan Kroenke—who have track records of failing to win, no matter who they hired as coaches and no matter what sports they have tried.
So now that Fisher is officially gone, it's fair to ask whether his legacy is more complicated than ...

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