But the coach isn't backing down after his Tuesday appearance at the Rally for Rocketown in Nashville, where Fisher jokingly said, "I just wanted to feel like a winner,â after revealing the Indianapolis Colts quarterback's jersey underneath his button-down shirt and jacket.
Fisher said Wednesday that he wanted to bring some levity to his introduction of former Colts coach Tony Dungy at a fundraiser for a Christian teen center. And he'd do it again.
"If anybody was offended by it, I canât help that," Fisher said. "Iâm not going to walk around here 0-6 with my tail between my legs. Thatâs just not my nature. Itâs OK to have a sense of humor and have fun. Thatâs what I did."
The Titans, who are AFC South rivals with the Colts, are coming off a 59-0 rout by the New England Patriots, matching the biggest NFL loss since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 (the then-Los Angeles Rams defeated the Atlanta Falcons 59-0 on Dec. 4, 1976).
Manning said it would be ridiculous for Fisher to catch any heat for trying to have fun with a speech.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.