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Chris Johnson Pranked by Jeff Fisher

Anyone who follows LBS knows that NFL training camp is a time for pranks, especially when it comes to rookie hazing. We know Pete Carroll loves messing around with his players, but who knew Jeff Fisher did too? Check out what happened with Fisher and star running back Chris Johnson. As C.J. tweeted via Sports by Brooks Live, Fisher apparently moved Johnson’s car into the team’s practice bubble. Here’s the pic Johnson shared:

Johnson says they opened up a can of worms. I’m sure he can do much better than that. That’s pretty weak when it comes to pranks. At least it’s more considerate than filling the car with popcorn, I have to say.

Sources:
SbB Live
Chris Johnson on Twitter

Steve Spagnuolo Pissed at Jeff Fisher for Running up the Score

Seems like we come across a “running up the score” issue each week when it comes to football. In week 14, it was the Titans and Rams that had a problem. St. Louis was getting smashed by Tennessee the entire game. The Rams had zero offense (which is to be expected when you’re starting Keith Null at quarterback) and they were lucky to be trailing just 23-0 at halftime. Midway through the fourth quarter, Tennessee was up 33-7 and they had the ball at the one-yard line in a 4th and goal situation. Rather than “run up the score,” you figure the Titans would just take the field goal and keep from further embarrassing the helpless Rams. At least that’s what Steve Spagnuolo thought. Titans coach Jeff Fisher had a different idea:

We settled for (field goals) early and we needed to learn to score touchdowns, and if they were unhappy with it — they faked a punt when they were down by 30. I wasn’t doing anything from a personal standpoint. I was trying to score points and coach a football team.”

Fisher’s point about the Rams running the fake punt is valid. If the Rams are doing everything possible to keep competing, why should Tennessee show mercy? To whom do they have that obligation? Maybe I was upset at the time of the call because I have Rob Bironas as my fantasy kicker and I was hoping he could pad his stats, but looking at it, Spagnuolo should not have been offended by Fisher’s decision. If he had his team better prepared, they wouldn’t be in that situation anyway. Once Marc Bulger went down, the Rams began challenging for the worst team in the NFL title.

Jeff Fisher Would Wear Colts Peyton Manning Jersey Again

Titans coach Jeff Fisher has created a controversy by wearing a Peyton Manning Colts jersey under his suit at a charity function on Tuesday. Fisher even had a line set up where he said he wanted to feel like a winner, taking a jab at his team’s 0-6 record. Fisher doesn’t think he did anything wrong saying he would do it again because it was for a worthwhile charity. While I believe that part, his actions and joke sends the wrong message to his players, fans, and organization. Here’s the video of Fisher wearing the Peyton Manning jersey:

Here was Fisher’s explanation after taking heat for the incident:

“It was for a very, very worthwhile cause, charity,” Fisher said. “I was introducing Tony, just having fun with it and I really apologize if I offended anybody, but if you’re offended over the nature of that type of thing, then I think you need to rethink things.

“This is a very worthwhile and needy benefit and I was honored to be there. … I’m sorry if I offended anybody but if I had to do it again, I would do it again.”

There are plenty of other ways to “have fun with it,” and Jeff should know better. While I’m not offended by it, I’m not a dedicated Titans fan who is being asked to pay a lot of money to support the team only to see the coach joke about it. Just a bad decision even if it didn’t have poor intentions.