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January 28, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
An ESPN report caused a stir Thursday night, but recently fired Titans coach Jeff Fisher is not going to become the Eagles' next defensive coordinator, according to multiple NFL sources. ESPN reported that Eagles coach Andy Reid had informed candidates that the vacancy at coordinator had been filled. "Do not be surprised if Jeff Fisher winds up as the defensive coordinator in Philadelphia," the network's John Clayton said. The league sources said those statements were not true.
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March 31, 2004 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jeff Fisher does not deny that the Eagles acquired a special player earlier this month when they kicked off the free-agent signing period by giving defensive end Jevon Kearse an eight-year, $66 million deal. What the Tennessee Titans coach still wonders about is Kearse's health. "Jevon, when he's healthy, is one of the best pass rushers in the game," said Fisher, who spent five seasons as Kearse's coach. "The great misconception is that he's just a pass rusher. He's also exceptional against the run. He's going to draw attention and he's going to create opportunities for his teammates.
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August 17, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It's easy to romanticize the road not taken. What if you'd married your first real love? Where would you be now if you had gone to a different college? How would things have been different if the Eagles had hired Jeff Fisher instead of Rich Kotite back on Jan. 8, 1991? "I believe I could have been successful with that team," said Fisher, who will make his return to Veterans Stadium when his Tennessee Titans play the Eagles tomorrow night. "That was a very good team. " It was. Fisher was 32 years old the day his mentor, Buddy Ryan, was fired by Norman Braman.
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February 5, 1996 | By Jeremy Treatman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two Coatesville senior linemen, Jeff Fisher and Tim Turner, announced yesterday they would play football for North Carolina State. The players plan to sign letters of intent with the ACC school at a ceremony at the high school Wednesday, the first day football recruits are permitted to sign letters of intent. "We've been real good friends since ninth-grade football," said Turner, who is 6-foot-7, 295 pounds. "So I think it's a blessing that the two of us are not only going to play at a good Division I school with good academics, but that we'll be playing together again.
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October 1, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
USC FOOTBALL COACH Lane Kiffin was fired early yesterday morning. Hours later, Vegas already had odds on who would replace him. And three of the candidates - Jeff Fisher, Jon Gruden and Herm Edwards - have Eagles connections. Fisher and Gruden were once assistants with the Eagles and Edwards played for the Birds. Fisher is now the head coach of the Rams, who are 1-3 after Thursday night's 35-11 loss to the 49ers. Gruden is an NFL analyst for ESPN who last coached in 2008 with the Buccaneers.
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February 1, 2000
First came the smile, then the pang. First you grinned as an old friend thrust his fists into the air in joyful vindication on the floor of the Georgia Dome. But it was hard to savor Dick Vermeil's scintillating triumph in Sunday's Super Bowl without a wistful sigh for what might have been. What might have been in 1981, when the Vermeil-coached Eagles fell short of the same goal in another noisy dome. And what might have been in 1995, when he flirted with a return to coaching at the Vet. There were pangs to be had, too, glancing at the losing sideline, too. The coach of the gallant Tennessee Titans.
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January 11, 1991 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles defensive coordinator Jeff Fisher was here yesterday for discussions with Los Angeles Rams coach John Robinson, who earlier this week fired his defensive coordinator and five other assistants. Fisher, who said he made the trip with the permission of Eagles officials, said he would not characterize the talks as interviews for the vacancy created when Fritz Shurmur was fired. "We discussed defensive philosophies and some directions (Robinson) was headed in and my philosophy to see if they intersect.
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October 2, 2011 | Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Mike Heimerdinger, 58, a veteran assistant coach in the NFL who directed high-powered offenses and developed quarterbacks such as Steve McNair, Jay Cutler, and Vince Young, died Friday. The Tennessee Titans confirmed Mr. Heimerdinger's death after talking with his family. He died while in Mexico to receive experimental treatments for a rare form of cancer. He was offensive coordinator for the Titans when his cancer was diagnosed in November 2010. "Mike approached cancer with the same vigor and tenacity that he approached any football game - to win," Heimerdinger's wife, Kathie, said in a statement.
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January 14, 2012
Almost two weeks after they put away the pads, the St. Louis Rams picked up their third win of a dismal season. They prevailed in a high-stakes competition with the Miami Dolphins and landed Jeff Fisher for their vacant head coaching job. The team said Friday it was finalizing a deal to hire the veteran coach who sat out the 2011 season after 17 years in Tennessee. His long stint there included a Super Bowl matchup against the Rams in 2000 in which Tennessee fell 1 yard shy of forcing overtime in a 23-16 loss.
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November 15, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
The Houston Oilers didn't use the term "interim" when they promoted defensive coordinator Jeff Fisher to replace fired head coach Jack Pardee. But his contract isn't etched in stone, either. Fisher, 36, agreed to a three-year deal for almost $1 million, but the contract is at the club's option. "We felt we had the man on board to be the coach of the Oilers for some years to come," owner Bud Adams said yesterday in announcing the staff shakeup that also included the dismissal of assistant head coach Kevin Gilbride.
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November 18, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles' starting tenure in St. Louis lasted nine games. Rams coach Jeff Fisher announced Monday that he is benching the former Eagles quarterback and starting backup Case Keenum after Foles threw just one touchdown pass in the last four games. The Rams acquired Foles from the Eagles in a March trade for Sam Bradford. They signed him to a two-year, $24.54 million contract extension that included $13.792 million guaranteed. Fisher said Foles would "eventually be under center" for the Rams again.
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August 11, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EARTH CITY, Mo. - Jeff Fisher took the St. Louis Rams' head-coaching job 3 1/2 years ago largely because of Sam Bradford. He could have gone to Miami and coached the Dolphins. Tampa Bay and Jacksonville also were knocking on his door. But he wanted to coach Bradford. "The reason I took this job and came here, there were two reasons," Fisher told the Daily News. "One was to work for [Rams owner] Stan Kroenke. The other was because of Sam. Because of the respect I had for him. "Before I took the job, I talked to several people close to me in the business, one being Mike Shanahan and the other being Mike Martz.
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June 10, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sam Bradford's progress is measured in increments this time of year. The Eagles quarterback took part in only individual drills during the first week of organized team activities. He mixed in two seven-on-seven drills in the second week. The third week started Monday and Bradford added a few more snaps to his workload. He still wears a bulky brace on his left knee. He's still not as healthy as the other quarterbacks on the Eagles' roster. But Bradford remains on schedule - even if that schedule does not have a firm date for rejoining the team as a full participant.
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October 3, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE WAS a LeSean McCoy action figure propped up on a shelf, on the right side of Jason Peters' locker stall yesterday. Why was it there? Peters never appeared for us to ask. Maybe he just didn't want to forget how McCoy looks standing upright. As the Eagles prepare for Sunday's visit from the St. Louis Rams, the focus remains on their underperforming offensive line and running game. Peters, the most accomplished member of that group, hopes to lead its revival this week, though he figures to have the toughest task of the group.
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March 28, 2014 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
ORLANDO, Fla. - While much has been said and written about changing the locker-room culture in the NFL in the wake of last season's Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin mess, the league is even more determined to change the culture on the field. The league's owners, coaches and general managers spent a good portion of the last 3 days of their annual meeting discussing the lack of respect and sportsmanship by the players. The number of taunting penalties nearly quadrupled this season, jumping from nine in 2012 to 34 in 2013.
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March 21, 2014 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
THE NFL HAS spent the last several years trying to make its game safer. For its next trick, it will attempt to make it more civil. "We have an element of respect that we have to bring back to the game," Rams coach Jeff Fisher, a longtime member of the league's competition committee, said last month at the scouting combine in Indianapolis. "It starts in the locker room and continues over onto the practice field and carries over onto the field on Sundays. "We have to take a hard look at taunting.
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October 1, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
USC FOOTBALL COACH Lane Kiffin was fired early yesterday morning. Hours later, Vegas already had odds on who would replace him. And three of the candidates - Jeff Fisher, Jon Gruden and Herm Edwards - have Eagles connections. Fisher and Gruden were once assistants with the Eagles and Edwards played for the Birds. Fisher is now the head coach of the Rams, who are 1-3 after Thursday night's 35-11 loss to the 49ers. Gruden is an NFL analyst for ESPN who last coached in 2008 with the Buccaneers.
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October 12, 2012 | By Vegas Vic, For the Daily News
Lions (+4) over EAGLES: Look up "fumble-itis" in the dictionary and you'll see a picture of Michael Vick falling off the page. Until he leads the league in a category other than lost fumbles, it's gonna be a tough slog for the Birds. Vick's eight fumbles are three more than any other player and his five lost fumbles top the NFL. As we all watched in horror, he put the ball on the ground three times Sunday in the 16-14 loss at Pittsburgh, and that lost fumble at the Steelers' 1-yard line was an epic blow to the gut. Andy Reid says that Vick will get it right eventually, but when is eventually?
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July 26, 2012 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Columnist
THE FIRST NFL quarterback to throw for 4,000 yards was San Diego's Dan Fouts. The year was 1979. Joe Namath had done it for the 1967 New York Jets in the AFL, but this was the first time after the two leagues merged. It was a round, magical, freakish number, but few saw it as the future. In the entire decade of the 1980s, 14 more quarterbacks threw for 4,000 yards. Then, people started to believe. Well, some people. Buddy Ryan was still referring to the wide-open "run-and-shoot" offense back then as the "chuck-and-duck.
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March 22, 2012 | Associated Press
  St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he had no idea assistant Gregg Williams had been running a bounty pool in New Orleans. Fisher delivered the news to Williams, now his defensive coordinator, on Wednesday that the franchise would be cutting ties for at least the 2012 season, under the assistant's indefinite suspension from the NFL for the bounty payments that he handed out with the Saints. "The severity of the suspension does not surprise us," Fisher said, who termed the suspension "warranted.
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