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Jeff Fisher points out just how bad the Rams have been recently

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New Rams coach Jeff Fisher is inheriting a very bad football team, and he has the stats to prove it.

Fisher pointed out to John Glennon of the Tennessean that the Rams’ records in the last five seasons (2-14, 7-9, 1-15, 2-14, 3-13) give them a cumulative won-loss record of 15-65 — and that makes them as bad a team over a five-year period as the NFL has ever seen.

No team in NFL history has lost more games in a five-year span than the Rams the last five years,” Fisher said.

In the NFL, where parity reigns and bad teams can reverse their fortunes quickly, it’s amazing to see that kind of sustained futility. The Lions of 2006-10 were a terrible team, and in the middle season of that five-year stretch they became the only 0-16 team in NFL history. But even those Lions lost just 62 games over five years. The expansion Tampa Bay Buccaneers were an awful team in the 1970s and lost their first 26 games in franchise history. But even those Buccaneers turned things around quickly enough that they only lost 53 games in their first five years in existence. Losing 65 games in five seasons is really, really hard to do.

Fisher knows that it’s even harder for fans to stomach, and that means they’re not going to be patient in St. Louis.

“So the people are anxious,” Fisher said. “They have high expectations. They want a winner, so we’re going to go up there to get it turned around.”

The good news for Fisher is that the Rams can’t get much worse.

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8 Responses to “Jeff Fisher points out just how bad the Rams have been recently”
  1. yelix says: Jun 30, 2012 1:06 PM

    First things first, fix that offensive line or call plays that reduce the possibility of Bradford getting sacked. If he continues to take a beating like he has, he’ll turn into David Carr 2.0. Talented quarterback who freaks out at the sight of a pass rush.

  2. delmonte55 says: Jun 30, 2012 1:11 PM

    Unfortunately, Fisher is basically and 8-8 coach.

  3. seatownballers says: Jun 30, 2012 1:13 PM

    4-12

  4. ramdomhaus says: Jun 30, 2012 1:24 PM

    As a Rams fan I can’t agree more. Terrible game management, awful roster management and bad player scouting are 98-100% of the reason things went wrong.

    Jeff Fisher has a track record of sustaining wins. Our roster still has some stragglers from the last 2 head coaches, head coaches with solid schemes who will NEVER win a SB at the position, but I think as soon as next year, the Rams time as an auto-W for other teams will be over, and even if we’re not a playoff team yet, we’ll be upsetting the teams looking to get there.

    GO RAMS!!

  5. eastsideballa says: Jun 30, 2012 1:24 PM

    He said that so people can lower their expectations from 6-10 to 4-12.

  6. bigwalt2990 says: Jun 30, 2012 1:37 PM

    The Rams travel to Detroit for their first game. And then week 2 its Handshakegate.

  7. thebarkexpress says: Jun 30, 2012 6:53 PM

    The Rams taking Pat Shurmur back would be a great first step.

  8. cincinnasti says: Jun 30, 2012 9:13 PM

    Do 10 years and I bet the Bengals of the 90’s by far the worst in sustained futility…

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