Jeff Fisher: I remember him on the sidelines during SB-34. And I remember fearing him, which is saying something because on our side of the field stood Dick Vermeil - a head coach that really knew what he was doing.
Anyway, Fisher was there, and I thought we would walk away with the game, but those Titans just kept fighting and fighting. Over the years, after the SB, I watched Fisher and his teams, and I learned to respect him greatly. In a way, I feel that the SB was one of a good Titan team against a great Ram team, and if we had NOT had Vermeil it would have gone the other way.
Fisher is a leader, calm, cool, calculating, a players coach, and a strong football mind.Compared to Spags, Jeff Fisher is more at ease and control. Spags was a control freak, but Fisher's control comes from knowing what to do. Spags always gave me the impression of a guy lost in structure and two-dimensional thinking. For that reason, Spags appeared a rigid dictator, and his players reflected that kind of stiffness in their play. Fisher, however, is fluid, and I believe the players will reflect this during games.
Fisher can think on his feet, under pressure. Spags seemed to revert to regurgitated, ineffective habits of thinking when things got tough. His tactics seemed to dwindle smaller whenever we needed them to be large and courageous.
Spags (I believe) taught his players to think and play within the confines of his "system". If that system had worked, great. I would have been pleased as punch. But in my opinion his players were already limited whenever they took the field because Spags himself was limited. He couldn't think outside the box (or whenever he tried to think outside the box, he failed, screwed up, and became a liability).
Fisher (I believe) will encourage his players to swing like Tyson but think like Ali. And then he will give them every advantage needed to compete in quarters 3 and 4. Unlike Spags, Fisher is an asset.