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Cortland Finnegan glad to be back with “wonderful” Jeff Fisher

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Cortland Finnegan played his first five NFL seasons for Jeff Fisher in Tennessee, and now he’s pumped about playing for Fisher again in St. Louis.

Finnegan told Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network that he considers Fisher to be “a wonderful coach,” and the opportunity to join Fisher with the Rams was the single most important reason he signed with the team.

“I knew what he stood for, the defense itself, just having familiarity with that,” Finnegan said. “I loved every part about it. Coach has always believed in the players, he’s a real players’ coach and he’s someone you want to follow.”

Finnegan cited both his personal relationship with Fisher and his belief that Fisher will run a defense that takes advantage of Finnegan’s skills.

“Absolutely, he had a tremendous part to do with it,” Finnegan said. “The defensive scheme had a lot to do with it, playing to my strengths.

And although the Rams won only two games last season, Finnegan said he’s also excited to be in St. Louis because he thinks the Rams are going to be a good football team.

“We’re not rebuilding by any stretch,” Finnegan said. “We’re going to start to put it together, push each other and win football games.”

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20 Responses to “Cortland Finnegan glad to be back with “wonderful” Jeff Fisher”
  1. doe22us says: Jun 5, 2012 9:22 PM

    Translation: yeah i know they suck, but come on man they are paying me $10m/yr to add to my retirement fund*.

  2. realitypolice says: Jun 5, 2012 9:38 PM

    Yes, Fisher’s teams followed him to the playoffs one out of every three years, and they followed him to the Super Bowl once in almost 2 decades.

  3. monkeyhateclean says: Jun 5, 2012 9:46 PM

    Cortland Finnegan glad to be back with “wonderful” Jeff Fisher not play on a team forced to play the Texans, getting his clock cleaned, twice a year.

    FTFY

    Pig excrement personified will be paid $12 mil over the next two years. Not bad for a below average CB, who gets his a$$ beat, literally. Good jorb, Rams.

  4. johanneschimpo says: Jun 5, 2012 9:52 PM

    Overrated.

  5. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Jun 5, 2012 9:57 PM

    “8-8 baby! Wooooo!”

  6. thcnote says: Jun 5, 2012 9:58 PM

    He signed with the Rams because they were the only team dumb enough to give him 50 mil.

  7. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 5, 2012 10:01 PM

    His only skill is talking $h1+ then throwing his arms up after getting burned..

  8. coltsluckdynasty says: Jun 5, 2012 10:32 PM

    Not rebuilding at all, you guys just have to come to the simple conclusion, your franchise is just horrible. At least us colts fans had an excuse last season. Oh, my bad, Sam Bradford has been a proven winner. Yeah right,,the colts will be leaps and bounds better than the rams in 1 year. Luck>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bradford…. It won’t be close. If you guys get lucky, you might get Barkley next year.

  9. coltsluckdynasty says: Jun 5, 2012 10:34 PM

    Oh Yeah finnegan, how does Andre Johnsons fist taste??? Finnegan is a punk, imagine the bounties Williams would have had with this guy. It would of just ended up getting cortland’s a** handed to him.!!!

  10. sd5547 says: Jun 5, 2012 10:37 PM

    What a great story a “Dirty” player reunited with a “Dirty” head coach. It’s heartbreaking.

  11. tweeter75 says: Jun 5, 2012 10:38 PM

    This guy is so overrated. If he was as good as his mouth makes him out to be, he wouldn’t be concerned with what kind of scheme he’s playing in. Sounds like he’s admitting to being a system player.

  12. playin2x says: Jun 5, 2012 10:39 PM

    Somewhere Andre Johnson is laughing

  13. schmitty2 says: Jun 5, 2012 10:51 PM

    Finnegan told Andrew Siciliano on NFL Network that he considers Fisher to be “a wonderful coach,” and the opportunity to join Fisher with the Rams was the single most important reason he signed with the team

    A 50 million dollar contract might be the bigger reason

  14. randallflagg52 says: Jun 5, 2012 11:55 PM

    To that trolling colts fan, yes Sam Bradford may suck, but Andrew Luck is far from the best prospect ever as some think he is. He played in a run heavy offense at Stanford, they ran the ball over 66% of the time, so he had an established power run game and he got the benefit of defenses biting on the play action before he started slinging the ball around at crap Pac 12 defenses.

    Let’s see how he does with Donald Brown as his running back. Something tells me defenses aren’t going to respect Brown as much as they did the Stanford backs. The Colts OL is also a mess, so Luck won’t have time to pop open a beer in the pocket and wait for a guy to get open like he did in college. Wouldn’t surprise me if he comes down with a terminal case of David Carritis after being sacked over 65 times this coming season.

    With any Luck (pun intended) the Colts will be in posistion to draft Tyler Bray or whomever in 2014.

  15. XRayTiD says: Jun 6, 2012 12:41 AM

    Damn.. So many negative comments. I’m just excited for football this season period

  16. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Jun 6, 2012 12:43 AM

    Finnegan will file a Concussion lawsuit in two years. Book it!

  17. wheezerswin says: Jun 6, 2012 1:06 AM

    I can’t believe how much the Rams paid to get that tool.

  18. CKL says: Jun 6, 2012 11:47 AM

    realitypolice says: Jun 5, 2012 9:38 PM

    Yes, Fisher’s teams followed him to the playoffs one out of every three years, and they followed him to the Super Bowl once in almost 2 decades.

    __________________________________
    THANK YOU. He’s the most overrated HC in the game, by FAR.

  19. londonfletcher says: Jun 6, 2012 1:15 PM

    *random Andre Johnson joke*

  20. iced107 says: Jun 6, 2012 4:10 PM

    love how everyone likes to think the Rams are the worst team in the league and are rebuilding, tons of pieces away,etc..

    when it was only 2 seasons ago they went 7-9 and then were “only a few key players away.” 15+ players on IR can devastate a team, especially when 10 of them (CB) occur in training camp/pre-season.

    Don’t write off the Rams – Look at their draft, FA signings, and the biggest impact of all, a competent O-line coach. Not saying they’re going to win the division, but they’re going to be vastly improved and could be a big surprise depending on how well the rookies grow up, particularly Quick, Brockers,and Jenkins.

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