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Jeff Fisher: We aren’t paying attention to shakeup talk


Over the weekend, there were several reports concerning changes coming to the Rams this offseason.

Mike Florio reported on talk in league circles that General Manager Les Snead could be vulnerable and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that head coach Jeff Fisher has taken on a bigger role in running the defense, something that could herald the departure of defensive coordinator Tim Walton. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s future has been a frequent topic of conversation as well, but Fisher said Monday that the team isn’t listening to any of the chatter.

“There was a lot of that stuff. Interesting,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “I don’t know. We work upstairs (and) then we come downstairs, we go onto the field and don’t pay attention to that stuff.

As for the one report that dealt directly with his role on the sideline, Fisher also said that talk of increased involvement with running the defense comes from “someone that doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

There have been things to like on both sides of the ball in St. Louis this season, but not enough of them for the team to be the consistent winner you need to be to avoid this kind of talk as a season winds down. This offseason brings two first round picks, one of which should be in the top two thanks to the Redskins, and increased expectations, so you can expect even more of it if the Rams find themselves in similar position at this time next year.

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9 Responses to “Jeff Fisher: We aren’t paying attention to shakeup talk”
  1. rhabdodontidae says: Dec 17, 2013 7:17 AM

    The Rams leading tackler and rusher are from this past draft alone. Brockers and Jenkins both have Pro Bowl potential, from last year’s draft.

    And the Rams have possibly a top two pick as part of the RG 3 trade.

    I don’t see where the Les Snead stuff is coming from. He’s helped put the Rams in great position for the future.

  2. cuda1234 says: Dec 17, 2013 7:26 AM

    It can’t help Sam Bradford to have yet another offensive coordinator. Making the guy start over every year is stunting his development.

  3. jimmyt says: Dec 17, 2013 7:40 AM

    “someone that doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”

    That is a pretty accurate assessment of the person reporting on the un-sourced reports. Happens all the time with him.

  4. bkh405 says: Dec 17, 2013 7:46 AM

    The constant up and down performance of this team is frustrating, but considering they’re younger than last year and winning without their starting QB I will try and chalk it up to growing pains.

    I think adjustments need to be made regarding coordinators, but Snead and Fish are both doing well.

  5. bert1913 says: Dec 17, 2013 7:50 AM

    to be a great coach you need a great qb, until that happens fisher will be a average coach

  6. 6ball says: Dec 17, 2013 8:29 AM


    Why not double down? Bring in Kyle Shanahan AND his posse.


  7. realfootballfan says: Dec 17, 2013 10:16 AM

    Yea, firing one offensive coordinator who has his NFL career due to who his father is for another who has his NFL career due to who his father is would be progress, lol. At least Brian can always say, I never worked for my dad.

  8. abigroman says: Dec 17, 2013 5:53 PM

    I love how people say that going to another coordinator is only going to be regressing. So…..sticking with the same horrible one is better? I remember Payton Manning and Alex Smith getting a new coordinator a few times and went from good to better! These are professionals people! If they can’t learn a playbook over the Summer they are idiots. The Ravens changed their coordinator in the middle of the year last year and still won the superbowl. Anybody who wants to stick with a 1979 Bears Offensive Playbook can go do it for our opposition. Don’t let the door hit you on your way out.

  9. seaeagle707 says: Dec 17, 2013 6:55 PM

    Before Fisher, the Rams were a trainwreck. Now, just a few minor fender benders. You don’t rebuild a team overnight folks. Carroll and Schneider have been at it for 4 years. But, we don’t have to look across our state like you do and see the Andy Reid Miracle, looming over us. The Rams are still VERY respected in Seattle, always a tough game. If I were in St. Louis, I’d be looking to next year with optimism. Good things come to those who wait.

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