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Kevin Demoff: Fisher brings “confidence and swagger” to Rams


New Rams coach Jeff Fisher is bringing 17 years of head coaching experience with him to St. Louis, but Kevin Demoff, the Rams’ executive vice president of football operations and chief operating officer, says Fisher is bringing more than that.

According to Demoff, Fisher has brought with him a sense of confidence that the Rams didn’t have before his arrival.

“One of the things that we were really looking for in the coaching search process was confidence and swagger,” Demoff said on ITD Morning After on 590 The Fan. “Someone who would come in — not arrogance, there’s a difference — but someone who would come in, knows they’re going to have success, knows that what they did will work. I think when you walk into our building now, you sense the confidence.”

Of course, confidence and swagger only get you as far as your players’ talent allows. Fortunately for the Rams, Demoff says they’re better in the talent department as well.

“Our team is, I think, far more talented than it was a year ago,” he said. “It may take some coaching for them to get there, it may take some time. . . . I think what you feel in the building is confidence — this group is pretty good, they’re going to get there sooner rather than later. We’ve got an elite quarterback in Sam Bradford, we’ve got some weapons returning that missed last year, we’ve got speed, we’ve gotten bigger, we’re going to be bigger, faster, stronger.”

If that’s true, that’s the real good news: Swagger is nice, but getting players who are bigger, faster and stronger means a lot more for making a team better.

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12 Responses to “Kevin Demoff: Fisher brings “confidence and swagger” to Rams”
  1. farty5 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:19 AM

    I predict both of them will be fired within 4 years.

  2. savocabol1 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:24 AM


    The most overused word white people use to describe something that is cool.

  3. bchapman2011 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:30 AM

    Jeff Fisher does bring confidence to the Rams. He bringz the confidence that they will now go 7-9 for the next 4 years and run one of the most boring and predictable offenses in the Nfl.

  4. dumbasdirt says: Jun 29, 2012 10:32 AM

    Coaches are judged by how many games the team wins. Not by how much confidence and swagger they bring to the team. Let’s see if he can bring a winning record to the Rams. Otherwise nothing else will matter.

  5. fdugrad says: Jun 29, 2012 10:41 AM

    Over which accomplishments is Mr. F. “swaggering,” one might ask.

  6. kingbeason52 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:48 AM

    As a society when will we quit using words like “swagger?”

  7. gavriloprincip33 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:56 AM

    And a .542 winning percentage…

    Swagger away…

  8. eaglesnoles05 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:57 AM

    Fisher brings the confidence that SteeJax is gonna have 5,000,000 carries this season, that’s for sure.

  9. duanethomas says: Jun 29, 2012 2:14 PM

    3-13. Is Jason Smith still on the roster?

  10. grogansheroes says: Jun 29, 2012 3:26 PM

    Most overrated coach. Ever! In any sport!

  11. trollaikman8 says: Jun 29, 2012 5:11 PM

    I don’t want to call him overrated because he was rarely given a good roster of talent & free agency options.

  12. miserynmossouri says: Jun 29, 2012 9:30 PM

    He will be successful in Stl. Not because he has found the magic potion but the ownership is is willing to spend money and he has plenty of picks to get young high caliber players.

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