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Monday, January 3, 2011
Some thoughts on Jeff Fisher in limbo

By Paul Kuharsky

Jeff Fisher’s in limbo.

Owner Bud Adams met with Titans executives Steve Underwood and Mike Reinfeldt in Houston Monday as Fisher sent the Titans into the offseason and then faced the press.

Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher
The Tennessee Titans are taking their time deciding Jeff Fisher's future.
He was apologetic that he couldn’t offer many answers and said he understood the intense curiosity about his future. But he didn’t sound impatient.

I believe he should be. If Adams decides to make a change, other jobs in the league -- like San Francisco or Denver where Fisher could be a prime candidate -- might get filled.

Adams released a statement on his 88th birthday:
“There are several things that need to be considered in this evaluation process, including Jeff’s history with our team, the labor situation and other challenges. I have been at this for a long time, and these decisions take time and thoughtful consideration. I will make the decisions that I feel are in the best interest of the team. I do understand the time element involved and would expect to make these decisions in the near future.

“In the meantime, I will continue to be in contact with Jeff and the senior staff for any additional information that I may need.’’

Though being too slow won’t be healthy for the organization, there are several reasons why Adams may be inclined to take his time: