The ink has barley dried on Jeff Fisher's new contract with the St. Louis Rams. Since signing the deal on Tuesday, Fisher has been in the process of filling out his coaching staff. Those efforts hit a road block on Thursday when the Titans, his former team, refused permission for the Rams to interview their strength and conditioning coach, Steve Watterson, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
Watterson has been with the Titans since they were the Oilers, for 26 years, much of that time overlapping with Fisher's time there.
After the rash of injuries the Rams suffered this season, hiring a new strength and conditioning coach makes for an interesting juxtaposition. Obviously, Fisher knows the guy and believes in his approach.