As the last head coach of the St. Louis Rams, Jeff Fisher says it was a pleasure to coach in front of such great fans.
Fisher, now the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, said in an interview on NFL Network that the team’s decision to move was not a reflection of the support they got from St. Louis.
“The fans had nothing to do with this decision. We had such great fans there, through the thick and thin,” Fisher said. “I’m just really appreciative of the loyal fans in St. Louis who just lost their team. It’s not an easy situation to go through. On the other hand, we have to move forward.”
As they move forward, Fisher thinks they’re well positioned to play better in Los Angeles than they have during his four years in St. Louis. Fisher previously coached the Houston Oilers as they moved to Tennessee and became the Titans, and he believes this team is in a better position than that team was — and that team got to the Super Bowl (and lost to St. Louis) in its third year in Tennessee.
“We’ve actually got a better team now than we did in Houston when we moved to Tennessee,” Fisher said.
If Fisher is right about that, the Rams may be ready to make a playoff push. Right after they’ve left their loyal St. Louis fans behind.