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Report: Rams talking contract extension with Jeff Fisher

St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher looks on in the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers  in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) 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.

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54 Responses to “Report: Rams talking contract extension with Jeff Fisher”
  1. motleytrap says: Feb 29, 2016 11:26 PM

    Stan got LA.

    That’s all that matters.

  2. bucfanforlife says: Feb 29, 2016 11:27 PM

    this guy sucks how does he keep a job

  3. mrwalterisgod says: Feb 29, 2016 11:31 PM

    How

  4. mrbgood315 says: Feb 29, 2016 11:32 PM

    Makes sense. He’s certainly earned it…

  5. originate421 says: Feb 29, 2016 11:34 PM

    A team name of “Los Angels Mediocrity” does have a nice ring to it.

  6. relder22 says: Feb 29, 2016 11:37 PM

    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.

  7. herkiethehawk says: Feb 29, 2016 11:37 PM

    if anyone should be forced to play out their current contract, it is him.

    he is a perennial loser.

  8. eoyguy says: Feb 29, 2016 11:38 PM

    He’s the epitome of the Peter principle

  9. tfppft says: Feb 29, 2016 11:40 PM

    Fisher must be one hell of a salesman.

  10. 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.

  11. 49erfan44 says: Feb 29, 2016 11:55 PM

    Yes!
    -NFC West

  12. MossMoon2Packers says: Mar 1, 2016 12:15 AM

    Why?

  13. theweedsthruthetrees says: Mar 1, 2016 12:23 AM

    Because he’s done so many positive things for the team…

  14. bigbensbathroomseed says: Mar 1, 2016 12:36 AM

    Fisher hasn’t done a thing since he had McNair and George. Why the heck are they acting like he is Bill Walsh or something.

  15. thenoshows says: Mar 1, 2016 12:41 AM

    New blood anybody?

  16. thepasswordis12345 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:42 AM

    I’m assuming the contract has an incentive bonus clause that triggers if the Rams finish .500.

  17. hahalolrofl says: Mar 1, 2016 12:42 AM

    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

  18. vikings797 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:49 AM

    Why?

  19. kevingreene160sacknoHOFclub says: Mar 1, 2016 12:50 AM

    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.

  20. jrod2go says: Mar 1, 2016 12:55 AM

    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.

  21. darcrequiem says: Mar 1, 2016 12:57 AM

    I’m convinced that Fisher has some sort of dirt on ownership and the NFL.

  22. captainwhodat says: Mar 1, 2016 1:25 AM

    the march to mediocrity continues…

  23. mutantman87 says: Mar 1, 2016 2:01 AM

    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.

  24. skinsprinting says: Mar 1, 2016 2:27 AM

    Why ? !

  25. crabwasheld says: Mar 1, 2016 2:58 AM

    Best news for the 49ers in 3 years

  26. 81megatron81 says: Mar 1, 2016 3:22 AM

    Enjoy mediocrity LA Rams!

  27. favresweiner says: Mar 1, 2016 3:51 AM

    In 21 seasons, Jeff Fisher has had 6 winning seasons……6

  28. cross300 says: Mar 1, 2016 4:47 AM

    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.

  29. soldierofhalas33 says: Mar 1, 2016 5:13 AM

    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.

  30. kcflake says: Mar 1, 2016 5:21 AM

    With Fisher’s rams record, why in the world would he deserve an extension?

  31. yette1 says: Mar 1, 2016 6:35 AM

    Who does Fisher have pictures of?

    Competition Committee and guaranteed NFL HC job for life?

  32. eagleswin says: Mar 1, 2016 6:58 AM

    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.

  33. diehardfootballfan says: Mar 1, 2016 6:58 AM

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

  34. youngs79 says: Mar 1, 2016 7:09 AM

    Unbelievable, I don’t get it 8-8 every year.

  35. mightymightylafootball says: Mar 1, 2016 7:23 AM

    Stan and Jeff – ‘stash brothers till the end…

  36. longislandblitz says: Mar 1, 2016 7:29 AM

    Why?He hasn’t even come close to the playoffs in the 5 years he has been there…..

  37. crewchief15 says: Mar 1, 2016 7:38 AM

    Man, that guy land on the right team, we can hate all we want, but the only person that he needs to impress is the owner…one lucky man!!

  38. jimmyt says: Mar 1, 2016 7:44 AM

    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.

  39. bmacwillconn says: Mar 1, 2016 7:47 AM

    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.

  40. BIGGSHAUN says: Mar 1, 2016 8:14 AM

    The answer is easy:

    He has pictures of Kroenke in a “compromised” position!

  41. steelerben says: Mar 1, 2016 8:38 AM

    27-38, with no winning seasons in nearly a decade? Give that man an extension.

  42. levanderwilliams says: Mar 1, 2016 8:39 AM

    Most overrated coach in NFL history. How is this guy still employed?

  43. jakeblues68 says: Mar 1, 2016 9:01 AM

    If I was as bad at my job as Fischer is at his, I would have been fired years ago.

  44. rajbais says: Mar 1, 2016 9:39 AM

    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.

  45. rajbais says: Mar 1, 2016 9:40 AM

    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

  46. intrafinesse says: Mar 1, 2016 9:42 AM

    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.

  47. savior72 says: Mar 1, 2016 9:51 AM

    Probably has pics of Stan w/o his rug on.

  48. clashpoint says: Mar 1, 2016 10:05 AM

    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?

  49. watchthisjack says: Mar 1, 2016 10:11 AM

    How does a team go 6-11?

  50. 5pecialk says: Mar 1, 2016 11:15 AM

    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.

  51. controlaltdeletedeletedelete says: Mar 1, 2016 12:05 PM

    10 more losses and he’ll be the losingest pro football coach ever.

    Should be able to take care of that this year.

  52. nflgtcfl says: Mar 1, 2016 12:29 PM

    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.

  53. rawpowwa says: Mar 1, 2016 1:28 PM

    Aside from being able to recommend 40 year old restaurants, how does Fisher being from SC help the transition?

  54. stlouisfan says: Mar 1, 2016 1:39 PM

    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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