Rams Jeff Fisher responds to death of Titans owner Bud Adams
(KTVI)-Tennessee Titans owner K.S. “Bud” Adams Jr. died early Monday in his Houston home at the age of 90. The son of a prominent oil executive, Adams founded the Houston Oilers in the upstart American Football League. He moved the Houston Oilers to Tennessee after the 1996 season.
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher spent 17 years with the Titans organization. He released this statement:
“I’m extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Bud Adams. Mr. Adams gave me my first opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL, and I’m eternally grateful to him for that. We enjoyed a great deal of success together during my 17 seasons with the organization, and I’ll cherish those memories for the rest of my life. My respect for Mr. Adams goes well beyond the owner/coach relationship that we shared for many years. He was a pioneer in the football business. He played a key role in creating and sustaining the American Football League, which helped push the popularity of our game to where it is today. My thoughts and prayers are with the Adams family during this difficult time.”