Jeff Fisher in his 16th season as the head coach of the Oilers/Titans is about to join a pretty exclusive club.
The game against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, will be a milestone game for Fisher. It will be his 250th regular season game as the head coach. That moves Fisher into the eighth spot of coaches in NFL history to do so with one team.
By seasons end, he will have passed Bud Grant, who coached the Minnesota Vikings for 259 regular season games.
“Of course it’s an honor to be mentioned. The players get the credit for the wins and often times we’ll take a little bit of the responsibility for the losses. Again, I hate to say this, but this is just about the next opponent this week, but it is nice to be mentioned with those same names,” Fisher said after Wednesday's practice.
Some of the those other names on that list include Steve Owen, Curly Lambeau, Chuck Noll, Don Shula, Tom Landry and George Halas.
While it’s not common in today’s game to see much longevity for coaches, Fisher has certainly gained the support from owner Bud Adams.
“I’ve said this time and time and year after year, that’s where the credit goes to. He understands this game very well and he has surrounded each one of us with great people in this organization that are all pulling in the same direction,” said Fisher.
Grant, who lost four Super Bowls, and Fisher are the only coaches on the list, not to have won a championship or Super Bowl with their respective teams.