Jeff Fisher will interview in St. Louis

AP

The first NBCSportsTalk on the newly christened NBC Sports Network had a juicy nugget in the first five minutes.

Peter King reported that Jeff Fisher will interview for the Rams head coaching job this week.

It’s believed that Fisher wants to go to a place with a quarterback in place. St. Louis certainly qualifies. Fisher has close ties to the Rams.

Fisher’s agent is Marvin Demoff, the father of Kevin Demoff, Rams COO and Executive Vice President of Football Operations.

It sounds like Fisher is going to be back in the NFL this year. St. Louis gets the first crack at speaking with him and possibly making him the next Rams head coach.

29 responses to “Jeff Fisher will interview in St. Louis

  1. Out of curiosity (because it will be talked about), if you’re in the War Room responsible for the #2 overall pick – do you keep Bradford, or trade Bradford and draft RG3.

    Thumbs up for RG3 + 1st round pick and additional pick(s)

    Thumbs down for Bradford + #2

  2. Well looks like Fisher will be gone pretty quick. I say St. Louis, San Diego if they fire Turner or Indy, assuming they get rid of Caldwell, which only makes sense. That guy looks clueless on the sidelines, from what games I watched this year.

  3. responsible for the #2 overall pick – do you keep Bradford, or trade Bradford and draft RG3.

    Thumbs up for RG3 + 1st round pick and additional pick(s)

    Thumbs down for Bradford + #2
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    Zero chance the Rams draft RGIII. Bradford being there is one of the reasons Fisher is interested in the job.

  4. Fisher won’t be in San Diego because Deanie is sleeping on the decision while the rest of the NFL is acting…

  5. I say he goes to the Rams because in a couple of years he’ll be coaching them back in California.

    Also some good pieces in place and the possibility of trading the #2 pick for a team who wants RG3 (assuming he enters the draft).

  6. St. Louis definitely has a “secure” QB in place, but in this case the security is the $50 million dollar contract Bradford signed. Bradford may turn out to be great, but the jury has not even started deliberating yet due to the teams overall lack of talent and his propensity to miss playing time.

    The bad news for Fisher is that the team needs to be rebuilt on both sides of the ball. The good news, a traditionally weak division, lower expectations, and a smaller market media which I promise he loves.
    (Lived in Nashville )

    Only better scenario is probably San Diego, and that job’s not open. ( YET )

  7. Rams in talks of hiring Jeff Fisher’s mustache as new Head Coach. Mustache insists that Fisher’s part of the package, team mulling this demand.

  8. It’s time to get rid of the Rooney rule. NFL teams today want to hire a coach that’s a winner. It’s been proven time and gain that if a black coach is the best candidate for the job (like RAC if KC is smart) they get hired. Maybe the Rooney rule helped at one time to open doors but it’s no longer relevant. If the NFL is so worried aboutb equality why doesn’t the NFL require teams to interview Chinese guys or women (neither of which are currently head coaches)?

  9. What channel is that on Direct TV again? Just so hard to search way up there, 212 is so easy to remember.

  10. I really like the fit there in St. Louis if he goes. He has quality ends on hand, and should be able to find DT talent. The system he brings won’t depend on how LB picks, so they can address the complementary parts to Laurinaitis later. The offensive system is likely to be QB friendly in terms of protecting the QB.

  11. RAMS fan here. How ironic is this? The coach who we defeated in the Super Bowl could be the new head coach. Go figure…

  12. “Has a Super Bowl losing HC ever gone on to coach the team that beat him in the Super Bowl?”

    Dan Reeves, lost to the Giants as HC with the Broncos and later became their HC. Then he made it with the Falcons and lost to his old team.

    Jim Fassel lost as Giants HC to the Ravens and later became on their staff, though not HC…

  13. Fisher is also a good fit because he has experience in transitioning his team to a new home, and he wants to be in southern CA anyway. Rams on their way back to LA! (And Jags to St.Louis!)

  14. This is most likely to happen? The Rams have soooo many options with Bradford and that first pick. The fans are RABID when the team is just ok….not so much when aweful. He is a damn good coach and the 9ers would have to face his team twice. Having said that, I HOPE he ends up elsewhere. -Chargers, Miami or KC so pretty much anyone in the AFC. The NFC is tough enough!

  15. jredshoes says: Jan 2, 2012 4:52 PM

    It’s time to get rid of the Rooney rule. NFL teams today want to hire a coach that’s a winner. It’s been proven time and gain that if a black coach is the best candidate for the job (like RAC if KC is smart) they get hired. Maybe the Rooney rule helped at one time to open doors but it’s no longer relevant. If the NFL is so worried aboutb equality why doesn’t the NFL require teams to interview Chinese guys or women (neither of which are currently head coaches)?

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    The Rooney Rule technically states that teams must interview MINORITY candidates for head coaching positions. It doesn’t have to be black. For example, when the Panthers interviewed and subsequently hired Ron Rivera, they passed the Rooney Rule because Rivera is Latino and counts as a minority.

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