Mike Zimmer's Future With The Bengals Depends On Jeff Fisher's Decision

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 1: Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer argues with head linesman Kent Payne #79 during an NFL preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Colts won 17-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The latest on former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is this. With his choice reportedly narrowed down to the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams, Fisher "is making sure he has an ideal situation" but more noticeably, neither side has "yet to make an offer" according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Reports seem to vary, favoring the St. Louis Rams one day and the Miami Dolphins the next. But as Cincinnati Bengals fans, supporting a team with a solid coaching foundation during another redevelopment process, why should we care?

Frankly as we understand it, Fisher is the favorite for both head coaching positions. It's just a matter of which team he chooses. Once that happens, other head coaching vacancies should move relatively quickly.

And that'll be around the time that we learn about Mike Zimmer's future with the Bengals. Along with being a serious candidate for the head coaching position in Miami, Zimmer has been mentioned as a candidate for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is getting serious attention despite preparing the Houston Texans defense for this weekend's divisional game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Zimmer is entering the final year of a three-year extension that he signed in 2010.

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