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Widespread belief exists that Rams, Fisher already have extension in place

SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Los Angeles Rams looks on during their NFL game against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) Getty Images

The rumors that the Rams have given their head coach a new contract are growing rampant.

Throughout the NFL, a strong sense has emerged that the Rams and Jeff Fisher have an extension in place, and that the extension will be announced at a time the team deems to be appropriate. For example, not immediately after a 28-0 loss on Monday Night Football to the 49ers.

Fisher was asked about the rumors of a not-yet-announced contract earlier this week. He cited a general policy of never talking publicly about his contract.

Currently in the final season of a five-year, $35 million deal, Fisher has come under near-instant scrutiny after the team’s relocation to Los Angeles, a reality that has caused plenty of St. Louis fans and media to wonder why it was OK for the team to achieve mediocrity in Missouri.

Whether mediocrity will continue in L.A. remains to be seen. Following the next significant victory for the franchise, the Rams possibly will make official what many currently believe is unofficial regarding Fisher’s future with the franchise.

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59 Responses to “Widespread belief exists that Rams, Fisher already have extension in place”
  1. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 17, 2016 4:31 PM

    Insanity. This guy is a sub .500 coach for his long career.
    You have a huge sample size. What’s so hard about realizing he’s only gonna get you to. 500?

  2. ctiggs says: Sep 17, 2016 4:32 PM

    Mr. Teflon himself, he is the ONLY reason for the rooney rule.

  3. draculalambert says: Sep 17, 2016 4:33 PM

    Well deserved

    Rams will upset Seattle Sunday. Remember I said it

  4. gonzagylot00 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:34 PM

    8-8 for life!

  5. fatsolio says: Sep 17, 2016 4:35 PM

    How does a guy with 6 winning seasons in 20 seasons (soon to be 6 in 21), 6 playoff appearances with a losing playoff record and who is closing in on the record for most career losses get an extension?

    Maybe all those people whining about minority head coach hirings are onto something if guys like this can keep being employed as head coaches.

  6. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 4:41 PM

    Good! Seattle needs to get this division just like the Pats have theirs.

  7. daringhart13 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:43 PM

    Winning, championship organizations would NEVER do this.

    That’s why the Rams are losers.

  8. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 4:48 PM

    It’s nice when you have a bye and a home game to start your Super Bowl push every year

  9. rainponcho87 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:49 PM

    great news for the rest of the NFC west!

  10. ctbarryjr says: Sep 17, 2016 4:50 PM

    Well , he did come up one yard short of a SB win (which i loved). So ok with me, not so much for the rams.

  11. Angry Orange Man says: Sep 17, 2016 4:51 PM

    Seriously, this guy sucks so bad. I get it though because until recently I thought he was a good coach too.

  12. kerzondax says: Sep 17, 2016 4:53 PM

    And to think I was THIS close to buying Season tickets to the Rams … and then I thought “Jeff Fisher; what am I thinking?”

  13. knowspinzone says: Sep 17, 2016 4:54 PM

    Fisher and Kroenke deserve each other, losers in perpetuity.

  14. aaaegs says: Sep 17, 2016 4:54 PM

    Stan has no concerns for wins

  15. jackedupboonie says: Sep 17, 2016 4:55 PM

    Bill is about to go back to life in the 8-8 lane. And Stach will get you ready for that life:)

  16. joemontanafootball16 says: Sep 17, 2016 4:58 PM

    His mustache must have magical powers. That is the only thing keeping him employed.

  17. backintheday99 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:05 PM

    His team stands for the anthem so I am a fan. Can’t believe it has come to that.

    If ONE NY Giants kneels, I will be done with them until said player is gone.

  18. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Sep 17, 2016 5:05 PM

    This guy has pictures and voice conversations of everyone, and I mean everyone. This is absurd!

  19. jmethane says: Sep 17, 2016 5:09 PM

    Well deserved

    Rams will upset Seattle Sunday. Remember I said it


    Is it Say The Opposite Of What You Mean Day or something?

  20. mackcarrington says: Sep 17, 2016 5:13 PM

    ctiggs says:
    Sep 17, 2016 4:32 PM
    Mr. Teflon himself, he is the ONLY reason for the rooney rule.
    I don’t know…but perhaps Mr. Rooney himself has something to do with the “Rooney Rule”.

  21. xpensivewinos says: Sep 17, 2016 5:16 PM

    Commitment to Mediocrity

  22. skawh says: Sep 17, 2016 5:27 PM

    draculalambert says:
    Sep 17, 2016 4:33 PM
    Well deserved

    Rams will upset Seattle Sunday. Remember I said it
    The annual goal of 31 NFL teams is to reach the Super Bowl. The only annual goal of the Rams is to beat Seattle. Go figure.

  23. kingpel says: Sep 17, 2016 5:30 PM

    Once again the Rams start the season losing to a team in a game they were favored to win. This is a consistent pattern under Jeff Fisher.

  24. vikingsvoice says: Sep 17, 2016 5:36 PM

    It’s such an obvious time to start fresh I don’t know what Kroenke could be thinking.

  25. upyoursnfu says: Sep 17, 2016 5:37 PM


  26. PhD says: Sep 17, 2016 5:38 PM

    As Greg Cossell pointed out since last week, the team knew they were playing Chip Kelly’s hurry up offense for months. Yet they had problems getting set on the very first play from scrimmage when SF had the ball. This is coaching worth rewarding with a contract extension?

  27. joecool16280 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:40 PM

    Widespread belief that the rest of the NFC West is rejoicing.

  28. flipt143 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:41 PM

    Remember when people were saying LA wouldn’t support a NFL team……….3-13 should do it.

  29. sbdt says: Sep 17, 2016 5:41 PM

    Similarly, widespread belief exists that this is a horrible, horrible idea

  30. MichaelEdits says: Sep 17, 2016 5:41 PM

    It’s certainly not the sort of thing I’d want to admit to anybody.

  31. jintfan says: Sep 17, 2016 5:43 PM

    That offense last week against the Niners was as bad a game plan and execution as I’ve ever seen at level of organized football.
    Case Keenum was embarrassingly bad as well.
    Goff may be a bust.. Fisher should probably be fired now..
    That all being said.. Look out Seahawks, you play down to their level every chance you get..

  32. motleytrap says: Sep 17, 2016 5:49 PM

    How sick is that when your organization feels the need to keep a development like this from the public.

  33. tylawspick6 says: Sep 17, 2016 5:49 PM

    rams looking to commit franchise suicide

  34. thefootballdispatch says: Sep 17, 2016 5:53 PM

    No way he doesn’t shatter Don Shula’s NFL record for losses by a head coach with that type of commitment to failure.

  35. samuraisword51 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:15 PM

    20 years a head coach. 1 Superbowl entry, 6 playoff appearances.

    If you do the math, the simple law of averages says he should have made the Superbowl 1.25 times and the playoffs 7.5 times in that span.

    By those measures, he’s a below average coach.

    (In fact, the math is probably slightly worse against Fisher, because I’m basing all my math on 32 teams, when only 30 existed at the beginning of his era)

  36. sdchicken says: Sep 17, 2016 6:31 PM

    They haven’t had a receiving threat since Holt and Bruce.

    Their QBs have been terrible.

    The number one pick is third string as not close to ready while Wentz and Prescott are starting and playing above average.

    Oline has been a mess for years.

    They basically have Gurley and some solid defenders.

    Snead and Fisher should be on thin ice

  37. skins99 says: Sep 17, 2016 6:37 PM

    Just unbelievable. Just goes to show that owner don’t care if they win or lose. Actually might be more profit in losing.

  38. 6ball says: Sep 17, 2016 6:44 PM

    Interest in Jeff Fisher’s contract remains rabid

  39. joe400e says: Sep 17, 2016 6:44 PM

    Wouldn’t be surprised if the other NFC West teams were pitching in on this one to keep JF in their division.

  40. clashpoint says: Sep 17, 2016 6:52 PM

    Jeff Fisher is example #1 of why there’s a Rooney Rule.

  41. cowboyfan45 says: Sep 17, 2016 7:01 PM

    How Fisher continues to have a job year after year is beyond me….

  42. polapea says: Sep 17, 2016 7:10 PM

    Hot garbage

  43. patfanken says: Sep 17, 2016 7:18 PM


    The fact is that the teams in the AFCE win more games than most divisions most years, and that the Pats have an 76.6 winning percentage in the AFCE under BB, and a 76% winning rate for the rest of the league. So the reality that playing in the AFCE doesn’t affect the Pats at all.

    But like “spygate” and deflategate, and all the other weak excuses haters try and heap on the Pats, the weak minded would rather believe the myth over the facts.

  44. patfanken says: Sep 17, 2016 7:21 PM

    BTW- as to the original topic, Jeff Fisher is the most over rated HC in the league with over 3 times more losing seasons than winning ones. In a league where 3-4 seasons is a long HCing term, Fisher’s 21 years as a HC is the best evidence that the Rooney rule is necessary.

  45. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 17, 2016 7:23 PM

    They’ll drop the news late on a Friday afternoon just after North and South Korea go to war.

  46. Anicra says: Sep 17, 2016 7:54 PM

    Before Fisher the Rams had the worst 5 years in NFL history only winning 15 games in 5 years like 0.190 win pct.
    So Jeff Fisher is like living high on the hog for Rams fans

  47. 1337m00nm4n says: Sep 17, 2016 7:57 PM

    And here I thought when I read the headline that it was a deal for a buyout…I guess that makes too much sense.

  48. trollkiller55 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:07 PM

    why do we need the Rooney rule? just look at the career of Jeff Fisher

  49. linemanguy74 says: Sep 17, 2016 8:09 PM

    Why ?

  50. pastabelly says: Sep 17, 2016 8:56 PM

    It might just be an extension into next year so that he’s not a lame duck. Hard to believe that they will go into their beautiful new stadium with this idiot.

  51. captainwhodat says: Sep 17, 2016 9:43 PM

    fisher and tinseltown deserve one another…

  52. phinfan says: Sep 17, 2016 10:07 PM

    I feel sorry for st louis fans, first they move now this?!

  53. whispersd says: Sep 18, 2016 12:14 AM

    Nobody would go on the record? You couldn’t quote anybody?

  54. bebopa says: Sep 18, 2016 8:09 AM

    Talk about stealing money,wow!

  55. hodag54501 says: Sep 18, 2016 9:11 AM

    Regular season: 165–150–1 (.524)
    Postseason: 5–6 (.455)
    Career: 170–156–1 (.521)

    Since 1994,he made the Super Bowl once, and has had a total of six winning seasons, the last one in 2008 with Tennessee. He has not finished better than 8-8 since then.

    I guess you reward slightly above mediocrity with a five-year extension.
    This guy is the Rex Ryan of the NFC. Lots of positive media attention but little to back it up, certainly in the past six seasons.
    Yes, my opinion is also charred by the fact he was a member of the Chicago Bears.

  56. DC Tommy says: Sep 18, 2016 9:12 AM

    And yet good qualified black coaches go unhired

  57. genericcommenter says: Sep 18, 2016 9:14 AM

    He’s going to set a coaching record for career dollars per win.

  58. immafubared says: Sep 18, 2016 10:07 AM

    They deserve him. Really he has had more low first round draft picks than any coach I can think of and what has he done with them. Nada.
    Why the gm loves this guy is beyond me. Why would he wait and see how the team does and fire the bum mid season is they still suck, not sign him to a contract ex. It aint like anyone else wants him.

  59. kemp13 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:13 AM

    This is kind of amazing. Fisher has a perfectly mediocre record. What’s more, it looks like he just made the perfectly wrong call in drafting Goff ahead of Wentz.

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