During Jeff Fisher’s year away from football, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement was adopted that, among other things, changed the rules about contact between coaches and players during the offseason. Now that Fisher is back, he worries about the impact of those rules on his quarterback in St. Louis, Sam Bradford.
“We would love to have our quarterback upstairs and get him involved in the system as he would like to be up there,” Fisher said, via Mike Sando of ESPN.com, “but we can’t have him in the building.”
Fisher thinks teams like St. Louis, where a new coaching staff has to teach a new system to a young quarterback, are at a disadvantage under these new rules.
“In a quarterback-driven league, it would make sense that you could at least be given an opportunity to develop your quarterbacks or meet with them during the offseason,” Fisher said. “Hopefully, these things will be revisited. Again, I’m not being critical of the new collective bargaining agreement; I’m just saying that’s the biggest change that I notice.”
And it’s a change that Fisher thinks could hold Bradford back.