Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher has been the hottest coaching commodity in this short off season for several teams and it’s being reported that after just two interviews, Fisher will decide on his team next week. Fisher interviewed this week with the Miami Dolphins as well as the St. Louis Rams. It had been reported earlier this week that Fisher was on the short list for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he would interview, but that doesn’t appear to be the case at this point.
According to NFL Network reporter Jason LaCanfora and ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Fisher will make his decision next week after interviewing with the two teams. The Miami Dolphins have reportedly offered to pay whatever Fisher wants but they are unsettled at the quarterback position heading into next season.
The St. Louis Rams have a potential franchise quarterback in second-year player Sam Bradford and they also hold the second overall pick heading into the 2012 NFL Draft. Another appealing prospect of joining the Rams is that as currently structured, the Rams will be close to $40 million dollars under the hard salary cap when it kicks in during the 2013 NFL season, so the Rams job, albeit with a smaller market team, provides great flexibility to rebuild into a contending team very quickly.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers appear to be on the outside looking in on this deal. Several sources close to the team reported this week that the franchise was trying to schedule an interview late this week, but it appears now according to various reports that Fisher will make up his mind after just two interviews. Tampa Bay has conducted just two interviews in their search for a head coach so far. Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray and former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike Sherman.
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