In addition to the two most successful head coaches in franchise history, former general manager Floyd Reese will also be recognized in Tennessee.
NASHVILLE — Bum Phillips, Jeff Fisher, and the former general manager Floyd Reese, will be the most recent members of the Tennessee Titans Ring of Honor.
The Titans announced Wednesday that the trio will be honored this season, with Phillips being recognized during a Sept. 26 game against the Indianapolis Colts. The majority owner Amy Adams Strunk broke the news to Fisher, Reese and the family of Phillips.
“I am so excited to recognize these important figures in the history of our team,” she said. Adams Strunk“Each of them played a significant role in success during their eras.”
Phillips took the reins of the then Houston Oilers after eight losing seasons and led them to back-to-back AFC Championship Games as part of the ‘Luv Ya Blue’ era. His .608 winning percentage is the best for a coach with at least two full seasons, thanks to his 59-38 record.
Your son, Wade Phillips, said it has a special meaning for his family. Recognized Strunk for keeping the Oilers.
“She has done things here in Houston, and this honors all teams from the OilersActually, not just my father, but all the teams from the Oilers“, He said Wade Phillips. “We can’t thank him enough. Dad was so proud of his team, and directing for Bud Adams, and being with that organization and then it takes Tennessee“.
Fisher remains the winningest coach in the franchise with two AFC Championship Games, and led the renowned Titans al Super Bowl 2000 after the team moved to Tennessee. Under Fisher, the Titans they tied the St. Louis Rams for the most wins between 1999 and 2003, with 61.
He won 147 games, including five in the postseason, and had just four losing records in 16 full seasons. He is the only coach to win 13 games in one season, something he accomplished three times.
Reese He spent 21 years with the franchise, starting out as a position coach and is the winningest general manager in club history, with 11 playoff appearances during his tenure. Reese hired Fisher as head coach, he recruited the co-NFL Most Valuable Player from 2003, Steve McNair, a Eddie George, a Jevon Kearse, and claimed Frank Wycheck via waivers.