Posted Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:14 PM
""Jack used his timeouts," Fisher said after the game via Terry McCormick of Titans Insider
. "My understanding is they needed
network timeouts, and that's why Jack used his timeouts. They came over
and asked me to do it, but I said, 'I was hoping to get a first down and
kneel on it.'"
Of course, you can also thank Del Rio for
actually listening. Fisher was happy to end the game at 23-3, but Del
Rio didn't let him.
"It's the first time I've heard of it," Fisher said about a network request for timeouts. "I just said I
would have a hard time using them, because I'm ahead. Honestly, I have
no issues with Jack or how he managed the end of that game. It's just
what it was, and I don't think he would have an issue with me handing
the ball off."
I think we would be hearing more of this if that Chris Johnson touchdown costs someone money. Just seems odd that ESPN tells a NFL team to extend the game for their commercial breaks and even more odd that the coach listens.