Jeff Fisher is reportedly taking the weekend to decide whether he wants to coach the Rams or the Dolphins.
At least one source in St. Louis believes he’s going to pick the Rams. Howard Balzer of espn101.com says Fisher is “on the verge” of accepting the Rams coaching job.
Balzer lays out the case why Fisher is leaning towards the Rams. The NFC West is less power-packed than the AFC East, the Rams have a quarterback, and the team doesn’t have a general manager yet. It all makes a lot of sense.
Then again, there was a report after Fisher visited Miami that he was leaning towards the Dolphins. Fisher may have to leave some money on the table if he picks St. Louis.
No matter which way he’s leaning, Fisher is playing a leverage game to extract the best contract possible before accepting an offer. That game should reach its natural conclusion sooner rather than later.