The Tennessee Titans have announced via Twitter that Jeff Fisher will not return as their head coach in 2011.
The Titans had previously announced that Fisher, who was the longest-serving head coach in the NFL, would remain as their coach.
This move has ripple effects, some of them involving the Redskins. One is the status of Albert Haynesworth. The Redskins will be looking to trade him and the Titans, Haynesworth's former team before he signed with Washington as a free agent, were considered to be a prime trading parter. Fisher had not changed the defense since Haynesworth left and the defensive tackle would fit right in. He went to two Pro Bowls and received All-Pro honors in that system.
As a strong, tenured coach, Fisher was able to manage Haynesworth and get the most out of him. With Fisher gone, a new coach might not want to deal with a high-maintenance player such as Haynesworth despite his obvious talents.