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Will Fisher Be The Rams’ Coach Next Season?

For complete transparency, I have been a Rams fan my entire adult life. I have watched nearly every Rams game for over 10 years and I am fairly passionate about this subject matter.

Jeff Fisher sucks. No matter which way you look at it, his commitment to mediocrity is astounding. Despite being an NFL head coach for 22 years, Fisher has only coached a team with a winning record six times and the last one came in 2008. Hell, a Jeff Fisher-led team has not even gone .500 since 2009.

His idea on how to run a team is antiquated and his refusal to scheme to put his players in the best position to succeed is boneheaded. Despite having arguably two of the best weapons in the NFL in Todd Gurley and Tavon Austin, Fisher insists the team run basic inside run plays through the middle of an offensive line that is a bloody shambles instead of giving his playmakers the space to perform. Jared Goff, who was forced upon Fisher according to Keyshawn Johnson, was drafted first overall and then proceeded to sit on the bench for 10 weeks behind Case Keenum.

Despite all of this, Fisher is in his fifth season as the head coach of the now Los Angeles Rams. During that tenure, he has gone a collective 31-43-1 as of Week 12 of the 2016 season. Aside from irking fans of the team, he has done his best to alienate the best player in Rams history.

Eric Dickerson, the Hall of Fame running back, spoke on the Eric Dickerson Show saying "Someone from upper management called me, and said I make the players feel uncomfortable about some of the stuff I have said on the radio, and they don’t want me on the sidelines.” Dickerson has since gone on to say that he will not attend any Rams games if Fisher is the head coach.

Although the Rams are basically guaranteed to finish below .500 this season, the front office still seems sold on him. Kevin Demoff, the COO of the LA Rams, said: “Everybody will want to judge Jeff through the prism of just the record, but that's totally unfair when you look at the set of circumstances he was handed this year."

True, Fisher had to deal with a team moving from one city to another, but that excuse only goes so far. How a mediocre 2016 season can forgive four previous seasons of mediocrity (at best) baffles me, but maybe I don’t know what I’m talking about.

Will Fisher be fired ahead of the 2017 season? Well, nobody really seems to know and oddsmakers are no exception. Bovada has set the odds of Fisher being on the Rams sideline next season and him being elsewhere both at -120.  

More than anything else, as a Rams fan, I just want this 7-9 bulls**t to be over.

Will Jeff Fisher Be The Head Coach of the Rams for Game 1 of the 2017 Season?

Odds as of November 30 at Bovada

  • Yes -120
  • No -120

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