Report: Rams talking contract extension with Jeff Fisher

AP

The Los Angeles Rams are discussing a contract extension with head coach Jeff Fisher and his coaching staff, per Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.

Fisher, 58, is entering the final year of his contract with the team. Teams typically do not like having their coaching staffs with just one year left on their deals. It creates a sense of “lame duck” status with the appearance of a lack of faith in the coaching staff.

The Rams have never won more than seven games in Jeff Fisher’s four seasons as head coach. They’ve won seven games three times and six games once in Fisher’s tenure. A Fisher-led team has not finished above .500 since the Tennessee Titans won 13 games in 2008.

However, Fisher does appear to be the right person to ease the team’s transition to Southern California. He grew up in Woodland Hills and played at USC, where the Rams will likely be playing their games for the next few years until Stan Kroenke’s new NFL place in Inglewood opens.

But just because the Rams are looking to extend Fisher’s contract doesn’t mean they couldn’t change course after a disappointing first year in Los Angeles. Rex Ryan was given a similar extension with the New York Jets prior to the 2014 season before being fired after a 4-12 campaign.

54 responses to “Report: Rams talking contract extension with Jeff Fisher

  1. If it doesn’t work out with fish I’d like to offer my services. My qualifications are as follows….I have a better winning percentage in the nfl than fisher and I can occasionally correctly guess which house they will pick on house hunters.

  2. SIGN HIM! A 25 year contract is due to him for sure! He will have unprecedented success in his old stomping grounds and tally amazing w-l records and ratios the likes of which will shock everyone!

    8-8

    Signed,

    The other 31

  3. Fisher is 169-156-1 and 5-6 in the playoffs. His teams are continually referred to as aggressive, chippy, and dirty.

    I guess it’s enough to talk the talk.

  4. Why? The only reason I can come up is along the lines of Jeff and Stan being kindred spirits in being total units. Due respect, decent player, turrible head coach.

  5. Actually, there was a 7-8-1 season in there after they tied the 49ers in 2012. And 6-10 instead of 6-11, for a grand total of 27-36-1 during Fisher’s tenure.

  6. Fisher is one of the most overated coaches. He’s been coaching for a lo g time but never really won anything. It goes to show you how many bad coaches are in the league.

  7. While I agree that fisher has 9 lives and isn’t the best coach – but he hasn’t had a quarterback since Steve McNair.

    The Rams actually have a pretty decent core of players and have been building through the draft. Everyone wants the one year turnaround but you need multiple good drafts in order to have any kind of sustained success. Give Fisher a legit starting quarterback and the Rams are a playoff team. Fisher and the coaching staff have a done a pretty good job of developing draft picks.

  8. Who does Fisher have pictures of?

    Competition Committee and guaranteed NFL HC job for life?

  9. ttommytom says:
    Feb 29, 2016 11:41 PM
    Jeff Fischer as a HC is the 9th wonder of the world…

    Here’s to another 6 years of 8-8.

    —————————————-

    The Article says he’s never done better than 7-9 with the Rams.

    Big extension coming with those numbers.

  10. An extension?? Wow! Does he have something on the owners? He must because he can’t coach worth a damn.

  11. LA fans didn’t read the label, Stan doesn’t collect sports franchises to make winners out of them, he collects them to make money.

  12. This decision is indefensible.

    Fischer wins nothing, teaches a philosophy of cheap shots and dirty playing and hires other coaches (Gregg Williams) who are sadistic human beings.

    Other then that, Jeff Fisher is just the guy you want leading your franchise.

  13. Why is there even a Rooney Rule when you can reward Jeff Fisher for failure?

    “However, Fisher does appear to be the right person to ease the team’s transition to Southern California. He grew up in Woodland Hills and played at USC, where the Rams will likely be playing their games for the next few years until Stan Kroenke’s new NFL place in Inglewood opens.”

    How can he be the right person when he’s losing? Hue Jackson has never had a losing season, but the Rams won’t take him?

    The game has passed Fisher by and he can’t coach QBs. How did Andy Reid and Chip Kelly make Nick Foles look good? By coaching better than Fisher.

  14. Why is there even a Rooney Rule when you can reward Jeff Fisher for failure?

    “However, Fisher does appear to be the right person to ease the team’s transition to Southern California. He grew up in Woodland Hills and played at USC, where the Rams will likely be playing their games for the next few years until Stan Kroenke’s new NFL place in Inglewood opens.”

    How can he be the right person when he’s losing? Hue Jackson has never had a losing season, but the Rams won’t take him?

    The game has passed Fisher by and he can’t coach QBs. How did Andy Reid and Chip Kelly make Nick Foles look good? By coaching better than Fisher

  15. I kind of feel bad for the St. Louis fans, losing their team.
    So this seems like fair payback, having a bad HC for an extra year or two.

  16. For all those that criticize the Rooney rule, I give you Jeff Fisher. Fisher isn’t even an average coach, there are no shortage of stats posted here showing that. Surely there’s someone somewhere who could be better than average right?

  17. So even after all those first round picks and rubbing it in the Redskins’ face (who went to the playoffs twice with those players), he’s done nothing with it. Makes sense.

  18. Wonder what pictures Fisher has of Stan?

    The contract should have a .500 voidable clause. You best believe it will be reduced to a one year deal.

    8-8 is also knows as the treadmill of mediocrity. Bad enough to not make the playoffs, but too good to get high draft picks.

  19. Reward for not being honest and upfront with STL. This is what he was hired for from the beginning , to move the team to LA. Winning ? That is the last thing this organization is interested in.. I know the fans in LA are excited about getting the Rams but this organization will be disappointing if they are expecting a top notch ran organization that is a legitimate playoff contender year after year. If they are satisfied with just having an NFL team with no expectations , then this is your team. Fisher is paid $ 7 million a year ……$7 million ! He will be paid $ 35 million from his current contract. All for transitioning the Rams from STL to LA , not for coaching.

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