Thursday, January 27, 2011
One route for replacing Jeff Fisher
By Paul Kuharsky
Mike Reinfeldt is a trusted Bud Adams employee. He played for Adams’ Houston Oilers from 1976 through 1983 and has been Titans executive vice president and GM since 2007.
Titans general manager Mike Reinfeldt will play a key role in determining Jeff Fisher's replacement.
Since he replaced Floyd Reese in 2007, two of his three biggest hires -- vice president of player personnel Ruston Webster and director of pro scouting Lake Dawson -- are guys he was connected to from his previous NFL jobs.
I expect Reinfeldt will play a big role in putting Jeff Fisher’s ultimate replacement in front of Adams.
Reinfeldt was in Green Bay from 1991 to 1998 and in Seattle from 1999 to 2006, with a year off during that time to attend to family matters.
I wouldn’t be surprised if one or two of these names I culled from those staffs surfaced as possibilities to replace Fisher:
Mike Sherman, Kurt Schottenheimer, Jeff Jagodzinski, Bo Pelini, Mike Sheppard, Tom Rossley, Sylvester Croom, Ray Sherman, Larry Beightol, Darrell Bevell, Mark Duffner, Ed Donatell, Bob Slowik, Jim Zorn, Larry Brooks, Nolan Cromwell.
And here's one other name I've heard could be a dark horse through an old connection through Webster, not Reinfeldt: New Chargers special-team coach Rich Bisaccia, who just joined the Chargers after a long term in Tampa Bay.