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Jeff Fisher: RGIII someone we have to consider

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The Rams traded away the right to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III in 2012 for a big return, although they haven’t been able to turn that bounty of picks into a playoff berth over the last four seasons.

A big reason for that has been the lack of strong quarterback play, something that has left the team with Case Keenum and Nick Foles as their top two quarterbacks heading into the 2016 season. During an interview with NFL Network, Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked if the current makeup of the depth chart made it possible that things could come full circle with the currently unsigned Griffin.

“I think it’s something we have to consider. We’ve looked at the tape,” Fisher said. “I was very impressed with him prior to the draft.”

Fisher added that the Rams weren’t in a hurry to add a free agent, which might make Griffin interest a moot point as the Browns appear to be thinking about adding him to their own quarterback stew. If things play out that way, Fisher sounds like he’d be OK.

“It’s a position we need to upgrade, but we can win games with Case,” Fisher said.

It seems likely that the Rams will add someone to the mix this offseason. Their general lack of urgency about doing so makes it feel likelier that Keenum remains on top of the depth chart in the near term, however.

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28 Responses to “Jeff Fisher: RGIII someone we have to consider”
  1. seahawkshurtpeople says: Mar 23, 2016 7:41 AM

    “Fisher added that the Rams weren’t in a hurry to add a free agent, which might make Griffin interest a moot point ”

    TRANSLATION: Coach Shanahan told me everything I need to know about RGMe. Team and coach killing Cancer– I’ll pass.

  2. captainwhodat says: Mar 23, 2016 7:59 AM

    RGIII someone we have to consider…notice he said consider, not want…

  3. baddegg says: Mar 23, 2016 8:02 AM

    “It’s a position we need to upgrade, but I will go 8-8 with anyone” Fisher said.

    There, fixed the quote for you Jeff.

  4. jdlredskin says: Mar 23, 2016 8:04 AM

    Nobody wants RGIII or he would have already been signed.

  5. pwellz says: Mar 23, 2016 8:10 AM

    Way to back Case Keenum, Jeff lol.

  6. jimmyt says: Mar 23, 2016 8:12 AM

    “Besides”, Fisher then added, “my boss Mr. Kroenke doesn’t really care about winning, he just wants to make more billions so it’s all good”.

  7. thegonz13 says: Mar 23, 2016 8:13 AM

    Wouldn’t it be a hoot if after robbing the Redskins blind, the Rams signed this guy?

  8. logicalvoicepft says: Mar 23, 2016 8:16 AM

    RGIII is gonna get paid paid paid. The haters want to be blind and deny his elite skills but NFL teams CANT.

  9. Steve B says: Mar 23, 2016 8:29 AM

    Like RGIII can actually get them over that 7-9 hump they’ve seemingly been stuck on for years.

  10. edelmanfanclub says: Mar 23, 2016 8:38 AM

    Rams will finish somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7, Fishers speciality. If they got RG3 its make that trade hilarious since the Skins got nothing. Yet washington has more success than st louis since then. Hell the Rams dont even play in STL anymore, but the skins have been the postseason twice since that draft.

  11. fordmandalay says: Mar 23, 2016 8:42 AM

    Picking RG up cheap is a deal the Rams should do – they need sellable names now for the L.A. market, and nobody in L.A. will be excited about seeing Case Keenum play. It’s a no-brainer, but they’ve got perennial loser Fisher as coach, so who knows what they’ll do.

  12. pftbro says: Mar 23, 2016 8:44 AM

    The Rams could add the Almighty as QB and they would still suck with Fisher as coach.

  13. whodatintx says: Mar 23, 2016 8:47 AM

    I wish nothing but the best for him but I don’t think he is capable of being a starting QB. Football is about the team working together not individuals.

  14. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 23, 2016 8:54 AM

    Wonder how it feels to be a player and to know that your coach views you as a place holder. Personally I’d be pissed if I heard my boss talking about they needed to upgrade at my position. I’m sure Case Keenum knows he’s not A Rod, but still…

  15. getyourownname says: Mar 23, 2016 8:54 AM

    Talk about a vote of confidence in your roster.

  16. xavier179 says: Mar 23, 2016 8:58 AM

    When will Fisher go? His mediocre record speaks for itself.

  17. wallabear says: Mar 23, 2016 9:36 AM

    “The problem is NOT the quarterback position.” – regarding Kerry Collins going 0-6 — until owner, the late Bud Adams steps in and demands that VY10 be put in, wherein VY10/CJ2K & Co. finish 8-2. Had The Egoist Fisher put VY10 in sooner, the TTs most likely would have earned a post-season berth. And following the “I just wanna feel like a winner” incident [with Fisher wearing a No.18 jersey in reference to Big Bro Manning/Colts at the time] it is astonishing that this guy remains a head coach for any team. Just Simply Pathetic.

  18. feckyerlife says: Mar 23, 2016 9:42 AM

    i feel sorry for LA, your getting the same Rams team that left you.

  19. randomguy9999 says: Mar 23, 2016 9:45 AM

    “I think it’s something we have to consider. We’ve looked at the tape,” Fisher said. “I was very impressed with him prior to the draft.”
    ———————————————————–

    that was 4 years ago… now, everyone has had ample evidence of his character and play…. and it isn’t good at all.

    any kind of serious team will avoid this prima donna like the plague..

    the team that falls for 4 year old hype will get taken and be looking for a QB

  20. pastanow says: Mar 23, 2016 9:50 AM

    Remember Vince Young and Jeff Fisher? Yeah, thought so.

  21. nhpats says: Mar 23, 2016 9:52 AM

    Serious question here….how is this guy still an NFL coach? At best, he is the poster-boy for mediocrity…..and that is being quite generous. Rams fans and all NFL fans deserve better.

  22. nolanwiffle says: Mar 23, 2016 9:53 AM

    thegonz13 says:
    Mar 23, 2016 8:13 AM

    “Wouldn’t it be a hoot if after robbing the Redskins blind, the Rams signed this guy?”
    ____________________________________

    Griffin won the 2012 Rookie of the Year Award, and had, what is arguably, one of the greatest rookie seasons by a QB in the modern era, leading the Redskins to the playoffs.

    The Rams “haul”:
    Michael Brockers
    Janoris Jenkins (now a Giant)
    Isaiah Pead (now a Steeler)
    Rokevious Watkins (now a Chief)
    Alec Ogletree
    Stedman Bailey (recently shot in the head)
    Zac Stacy (now a Jet)
    Greg Robinson

    It’s likely both teams would like a do-over when it comes to this trade.

  23. charger383 says: Mar 23, 2016 9:59 AM

    this is too funny

  24. axelulen says: Mar 23, 2016 10:49 AM

    With a grateful bow to the Football Gods, we 12th Men sit secure with a “short, running QB who may be too fragile to endure the rigors of 16 regular season games.”

    Thanks RW

  25. keys2heat says: Mar 23, 2016 11:17 AM

    Hail to my new team the Washington Redskins!

  26. joshgordonsbong says: Mar 23, 2016 11:35 AM

    edelmanfanclub says:
    Mar 23, 2016 8:38 AM
    Rams will finish somewhere between 7-9 and 9-7, Fishers speciality. If they got RG3 its make that trade hilarious since the Skins got nothing. Yet washington has more success than st louis since then. Hell the Rams dont even play in STL anymore, but the skins have been the postseason twice since that draft.

    —————————————————————-

    RG had absolutely nothing to do with one of those playoff appearances, and I wouldn’t call either team “successful”…A successful season is not going one and done in the post season

  27. laserw says: Mar 23, 2016 9:40 PM

    If you, as a coach, saw that your team was going to tank, why not bring in the Great Gimmick and pin the implosion on him. He won’t cost much more than a cup of 7-11 coffee and he’s guaranteed to cause a team to implode.

  28. njraiderfan19 says: Mar 23, 2016 11:13 PM

    Hmmm….
    Jeff Fisher. Running QB with attitude/emotional issues and accuracy problems…..

    This all seems somehow familiar….

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