Field Level Media
15 Jul 2021, 04:19 GMT+10
The Tennessee Titans are adding the names of erstwhile coaches Bum Phillips and Jeff Fisher arsenic good arsenic ex-general manager Floyd Reese to their Ring of Honor astatine Nissan Stadium.
"I americium truthful excited to admit these important figures successful our team's history," Titans controlling proprietor Amy Adams Strunk said. "Each had a important manus successful the occurrence of their eras."
Phillips spent six seasons arsenic caput manager of the Houston Oilers (1975-80), who would aboriginal go the Tennessee Oilers and past the existent Titans. He led the Oilers to consecutive AFC title games appearances successful 1978 and 1979 to item a 55-35 regular-season grounds with the club.
Phillips passed distant Oct. 18, 2013, astatine property 90.
"We're conscionable profoundly honored, surely arsenic a family, but particularly for my dad," said Bum's son, Wade Phillips, who followed his begetter into the NFL head-coaching ranks. "Obviously, it's a peculiar meaning to our family. We each thought truthful overmuch of our dad, and of people the times that helium was coaching for the Oilers were conscionable peculiar times for each of us. We're conscionable profoundly honored."
Fisher's clip with the franchise began successful Houston and helium followed the nine to Tennessee successful 1997. He succeeded Jack Pardee arsenic caput manager successful 1994, recorded a franchise-best 142 wins and guided the nine to its lone Super Bowl quality successful the 1999 season.
"To beryllium successful a presumption wherever I took a telephone from Amy, and shared the speech with her regarding the organization's volition to enactment maine into the Ring of Honor was conscionable extraordinary," Fisher said. "It was an affectional infinitesimal for maine due to the fact that it was a reminder of everything that the enactment has done for maine and my household implicit the years. It's conscionable truly special."
Reese spent 21 seasons with the Oilers/Titans (1986-2006) and is the winningest wide manager successful franchise past with 106 regular-season victories.
"I deliberation the mode (Adams Strunk) explained it ... this is 1 of the highest, if not the highest honor, that we could bestow connected idiosyncratic that's not successful the NFL Hall of Fame," Reese said.
Phillips volition beryllium inducted connected Sept. 26 during the Titans' location crippled against the Indianapolis Colts. Fisher and Reese volition beryllium honored astatine a crippled yet to beryllium announced.
The trio volition articulation Bud Adams, Elvin Bethea, George Blanda, Robert Brazile, Earl Campbell, Eddie George, Mike Holovak, Ken Houston, Bruce Matthews, Steve McNair, Warren Moon, Mike Munchak, Jim Norton and Frank Wycheck successful the Titans' Ring of Honor.
--Field Level Media