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Jeff Fisher thinks he beat his old team to draft Lamarcus Joyner

The Rams traded up in the second round to draft former Florida State cornerback Lamarcus Joyner in part because coach Jeff Fisher believed his former team, the Titans, was in hot pursuit.

Fisher said immediately afterward that he was worried that Tennessee would take Joyner, and the Titans trading down after the Rams traded up for Joyner seems to suggest that there’s a good chance Fisher is right.

But Michael Silver of NFL Media, who was in the Rams’ draft room, suggests that Fisher had more than just a hunch that the Titans wanted Joyner.

“I don’t know how we did it,” Fisher said afterward. “I just had a feeling.”

Silver writes that Fisher was “concealing a twinkle in his eye” when he said that. So did Fisher have a Titans employee feeding him information? Did Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams know that the Titans liked Joyner because Williams was privy to the Titans’ scouting before he left Tennessee for St. Louis in January? Or does Fisher just figure the Titans were probably high on Joyner because Fisher knows the types of players the Titans like?

The Titans may have been upset when they lost out on Joyner. If they lost out on Joyner because someone in their own facility had loose lips, the Titans should be furious.

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36 Responses to “Jeff Fisher thinks he beat his old team to draft Lamarcus Joyner”
  1. joemontanawasthegreatest says: May 12, 2014 7:11 PM

    Does it really matter? This man is the master of mediocrity, 7-9 or 9-7. The players love him but they play hard not smart.

  2. surly1n1nd1anapol1s says: May 12, 2014 7:14 PM

    Gregg Williams?! Of course loose lips…they paid for it!

  3. bechillin says: May 12, 2014 7:16 PM

    Your conservative playcalling and stubbornness is what kicked you out of Nashville and it’s what will kick you out of St. Louis. Let’s just hope the Rams don’t take over a decade of mediocrity to realize it

  4. bennyb82 says: May 12, 2014 7:18 PM

    My guess would be that he had conversations while on the Titan staff about the player and that they liked him. Simple as that! Nobody on the Titan staff was feeding Fisher sensitive info. Good idea for the next Draft Day : The 2nd Round

  5. gloryfromheaven46 says: May 12, 2014 7:19 PM

    All I know is that Michael Silver is super annoying

  6. vikesr4reel says: May 12, 2014 7:20 PM

    JF can’t beat anyone at anything
    Joke of a coach

  7. denverwally says: May 12, 2014 7:21 PM

    Geez where are all the trolls? BELICHICK DID IT!!! CHEATING CHEATING!!! SPYGATE!!!

    So predictable.

  8. jc1958cool says: May 12, 2014 7:22 PM

    maybe he’s a bounty player? Gregg will love him

  9. jeanoroid says: May 12, 2014 7:28 PM

    And PFT also reported The Titans wanted Carr in the second. Taken by The Raiders they moved down…
    One of the stories is probably true.

  10. myworldurjuslivinit says: May 12, 2014 7:33 PM

    Draft Gate…

  11. thegreatgabbert says: May 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    Jeff is keeping that broken refrigerator securely locked in his basement, because he knows that as soon as he puts it out in the alley someone will come along to take it and resell at a huge profit. You can’t be too careful.

  12. jamesefallen says: May 12, 2014 7:38 PM

    Don’t think Silver will get invited back to the war room … by any team.

  13. alshonbrandontandem says: May 12, 2014 7:41 PM

    With all these picks STL has acquired from the RG3-13 trade, STL should be Super Bowl contenders, and playoff bound at the very least. Fish should be fired if they dont make the playoffs this year.

  14. brownsmakemecrazy says: May 12, 2014 7:46 PM

    I liked the Rams draft, but they still have a very avg QB

  15. thestrategyexpert says: May 12, 2014 7:49 PM

    I thought it was a bit of a reach.

  16. drunkwino says: May 12, 2014 7:51 PM

    Fisher and Williams? Up to their necks in some shady behavior? Naaaaa, couldn’t be. How bad is Fisher? He has to cheat and rig the rulebook just to be an 8-8 coach.

  17. that's the best linebacker i've seen since Joe Montana says: May 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    Three teams from the NFCW will make the playoffs this season.

    Division Winner:


  18. pastabelly101 says: May 12, 2014 7:55 PM

    Mr. Holier than Thou Jeff Fisher mastermind of Bountygate always spouting out on the rules committee about everyone else. Fisher is as slimey as they come and the reason that the Patriots destroy all Fisher teams is Belichick hates him and rubs his nose in his cheating tactics every chance he gets.

  19. bennyb82 says: May 12, 2014 8:00 PM

    bennyb82 says:
    May 12, 2014 7:18 PM
    My guess would be that he had conversations while on the Titan staff about the player and that they liked him. Simple as that! Nobody on the Titan staff was feeding Fisher sensitive info. Good idea for the next Draft Day : The 2nd Round
    Since Fisher left after 2010, this is highly unlikely. So it was probably Greg Williams. Or maybe it was nobody. If you see a good player available at a position of need and another team ahead of you has the same need, it might be a good idea to trade up.

  20. supermanium says: May 12, 2014 8:16 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy says: May 12, 2014 7:46 PM

    I liked the Rams draft, but they still have a very avg QB

    I disagree. Bradford is below average.

  21. VondyP says: May 12, 2014 8:25 PM

    Congrats on “stealing” a 5’8″ DB. he’s all yours. we needed a RB

  22. baltimoresnativeson says: May 12, 2014 8:43 PM

    Is it me or is Fisher craving attention a little?

  23. alshonbrandontandem says: May 12, 2014 9:08 PM

    Tenn is prob glad the Lambs got him. He’s 5’8″. No one wants small corners now a days.

  24. redstar504 says: May 12, 2014 9:08 PM


    I will 2nd that he is annoying and will beat stories into the ground. I am just glad he didn’t find a way to weave an attack on Reggie Bush into a story about the Rams’ second round draft pick.

    This guy made a living attacking Bush. I used to think Reggie got with his wife or something but then I wised up and realized that’s just him. He will probably be writing about the second round inside Titan source tipping off the Rams I what will surely be dubbed “Rams Scandal-gate conspiracy”. He will still be writing about it come October or until it becomes an actual scandal and someone gets in trouble.

    Annoying journalist but the method is intriguing keep beating a dead horse until it comes back to life.

  25. enea900 says: May 12, 2014 9:09 PM

    Isn’t it “the Titans WERE in pursuit”, not was? The tenses of words confuse me when using proper nouns

  26. tennesseeoilers says: May 12, 2014 9:18 PM

    Jake Locker will have a good year. Sam Bradford will not. Both will be free agents, but given the choice, Fisher will sign Locker to the Rams.

    Book it.

  27. jollyjoker2 says: May 12, 2014 9:31 PM

    Oh, Tennessee and St Louis in the superbowl.. In reverse in about a decade

  28. raidersownyou says: May 12, 2014 9:33 PM

    The only thing you beat is the Redskins out of their draft picks…

  29. turkish124 says: May 12, 2014 10:15 PM

    Michael Silver reports that Fisher had a sparkle in his eye and you report that Fisher might have been cheating. The integrity is strong in this one.

  30. rodh32340 says: May 12, 2014 10:51 PM

    All’s fair in love and football..

  31. valcomm5 says: May 12, 2014 10:55 PM

    Face it Michael Silver!!! You just spent your last day in the war room!!! Narc.

  32. overdrawnagain says: May 12, 2014 11:15 PM

    Congrats…you drafted a 5’8 guy. Hello 6-10

  33. tiggerblood says: May 13, 2014 1:36 AM

    Hmm I’m sure Nashville misses mediocrity.

  34. sportsbastard says: May 13, 2014 1:49 AM

    I don’t think it took a rocket scientist to assume the Titans were looking for a CB after they lost Verner in free agency.

  35. aldavis4president says: May 13, 2014 2:29 AM

    Titans needed a cb and the best cb available was there for the taking, so the rams traded up ahead of them. Not rocket science.

  36. dodohead418 says: May 15, 2014 6:45 AM

    I am sure he thinks he beat 31 other teams at drafting Michael Sam too…

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