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NFL Notes: Jeff Fisher, Eagles, Lions

Jeff Fisher

During the latest episode of Amazon’s “All or Nothing” former Rams HC Jeff Fisher mentioned that he wants to get back to coaching, likely in 2018.

“I want to get back on the sideline,” Fisher says. “Not going to happen this year, obviously. We’ll just see what happens.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wouldn’t be a surprise if it happened and an owner saw value in bringing Fisher in due to his experience.

Inevitably, there will be an owner who isn’t quite sure what to do when hiring a new head coach,” Florio writes. “Invariably, that owner will ask one or more high-level executives at the league office for advice. Impossibly (in the opinion of plenty of that team’s fans), Fisher will receive a glowing recommendation.

“At some point in the next few years, some owner out there will choose someone who has coached 350 combined regular-season and postseason games over someone who has coached zero of either,” Florio adds.

Eagles

  • Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com could see the Eagles parting ways with HC Doug Pederson if the team doesn’t show progress from last year, assuming that they’re confident a coach on the staff is ready to take over such as Jim Schwartz, Frank Reich, or John DeFilippo.
  • However, Kempski doesn’t think they would want to hire a new coach from another and start over again.

Lions

  • Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press rates LB Tahir Whitehead as the Lions No. 20 player for the 2017 season.
  • With the move to weakside linebacker this year, Birkett doesn’t expect Whitehead to come to close to his team-leading and career-high tackle numbers from last season, but he could be in line to make more impact plays this year.
  • Whitehead is currently in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.