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Old 07-03-2017, 08:55 AM   #1
 
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After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

Over the years, teams coached by Jeff Fisher have had a reputation for being chippy to the point, at times, of dirty. And Fisher for the most part hasn’t been criticized for his role as the captain of a ship of fools.

One specific scene from All or Nothing could change that perception.

After a post-play scrum during last year’s game in Miami, referee Gene Steratore approaches Fisher and tells him that, between the whistle and the snap, things need to be less intense.

“We’ve got to cut it when it’s cut,” Steratore says, “and then wait 20 seconds and knock somebody’s ass the next play. But not in between, Jeff.”

“OK, I’ll calm it down,” Fisher says. “I’ll calm it down. I’ll calm it down.”

Fisher then gathers the defense together and to communicate the message directly to the players.

“The referee told me to talk to you guys,” Fisher says. Then he pauses, and a look of wide-eyed mischief emerges on his face.

“Crank it up even more.”

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Old 07-03-2017, 09:32 AM   #2
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Re: After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

I'm amazed Jeff lasted as long as he did in St. Louie. He had more than a handful of .500 teams. Zero discipline.

Not surprised reading this.
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Re: After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

Fisher was really one of the best Head Coaches in the NFL at one time; what he did with the Oilers, excuse me, the Titans was truly impressive...

Once he got complete control though, things went downhill - fast...

A head coach has to be accountable to more than just an owner, and have an organizational check and balance of power with a strong general manager...
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Re: After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

I would love him as a DC. Pretty good D's throughout the years.
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Re: After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

Maybe had something to do with GW pacing the sidelines with him.
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:07 PM   #6
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Re: After warning from referee, Fisher told defensive players to “crank it up even more”

I don't fault him. Ref tells me to be less intense I tell my guys to crank it up. Dats Football.
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