Jeff Fisher cut Deon Long for bringing a woman to his camp dorm room

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Tuesday night’s debut episode of Hard Knocks took us inside Rams training camp the way the annual, uncensored HBO show promises to.

We knew the Rams had released wide receiver Deon Long on July 31, and now we know why.

The HBO cameras were on hand when Rams coach Jeff Fisher called Long into his office and reminded Long that there was a strict no visitors policy in the team’s camp dorms at UC-Irvine, and Fisher asked Long why he had brought a woman into his room.

Long tried to explain his way out of it, telling Fisher it was before curfew and he had no intentions of having the woman stay. Fisher listened to Long before telling him he’d broken a team rule that was non-negotiable.

“We’re going to cut you,” Fisher said, adding that he’d handled a similar situation in the same way before.

Early in the first of this year’s five Hard Knocks episodes, Fisher was shown standing in front of his players at a pre-camp meeting telling them that his only rules for camp were to be on time and to have no visitors in the dorms.

“What part did you not understand?” Fisher asked Long in their meeting. “Sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules and we have to abide by them. I thought I made myself really clear.”

Later in the episode cameras caught Fisher telling his players, “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…we have too much talent here for that. We had some 7-9 b——t this morning and we can’t have that.

“Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

Long signed with the Eagles last Friday. Long broke into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015 with the Titans and later spent time on the practice squad with the Dolphins and the Rams.

133 responses to “Jeff Fisher cut Deon Long for bringing a woman to his camp dorm room

  1. Fisher knows all about that BS, only finished above .500 6 times in 21 years as a head coach. Never finished above 8-8 with the Rams. Afraid that streak continues with little to no talent at QB, WR, TE, 8 men in the box to stop Gurley and the losses on defense.

  2. How does Jeff Fisher keep finding work?

    When is the last time a team he coached was in contention?

    He has been mired in mediocrity for like 10 freaking years.

    Most coaches only get a 3 year leash7 with that.

    Someone please explain.

  3. So Fishhead cuts Long for breaking a curfew in Preseason to show how he runs a tight ship and there will be discipline and you will follow the rues as a player that plays for him…..YET, he actually gives congrats to LaMarcus Joyner for the cheapest and dirtiest play on Teddy Bridgewater, a defenseless quarterback last season.

    Fisher is scum at best.

  4. I highly doubt that rule applies to every player. If Goff brought a woman into his dorm im pretty sure he wouldnt get caught. At least call it like it is, theres a double standard and.

  5. It is all relative…

    Goff could have an orgy in Jeff Fisher’s brand new Bentley and stain the leather seats and he isn’t getting cut.

  6. No player with a ridiculous amount of guaranteed $$$ is getting cut in week 1 of camp.

    I don’t care what they do.

  7. Later in the episode cameras caught Fisher telling his players, “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…we have too much talent here for that…me thinks Fisher better make the playoffs this year or he’s gone…good luck with that…

  8. Later in the episode cameras caught Fisher telling his players, “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…we have too much talent here for that. We had some 7-9 b——t this morning and we can’t have that.

    “Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

    ====================
    I could not read this with a straight face. It’s like Barry Bonds or ARod lecturing people on not using steroids. Call back the rest of the NFL when you grow a pair and learn how to run an offense.

  9. Lucky for Fisher that team ownership doesn’t have a “rule” that he actually has to have a winning season in four years of his tenure.

    The guy who has gone 7-9 or worse every year in this job calling out others for “7-9 b——t”… good luck with that, L.A.

  10. Bet he wouldn’t have cut Tavon Austin or a highly drafted player. BTW… You will be mediocre once again, because you are a terrible coach. Who keeps their job with as much failure as this guy? It’s been 7 YEARS since he had a winning record.

  11. Jeff Fisher, what a “FRAUD!” The guy says he ain’t going 7-9, 8-8, or 9-7…But isn’t that what’s defined his coaching career? Just amazing how such a mediocre coach has been allowed to remain in the league for 20 plus years.

  12. “Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

    Man, I really have to feel for Deon. He was just ONE game short of Fisher’s standard. Kinda like falling ONE yard short in the Super Bowl.

  13. I’ll bet if it was Goff who snuck a lady into his room, Fisher would have done a 180 and we would never have heard about this.
    Not saying I would toss that kind of a draft pick out the door either, but the idea of parity is far fetched when you have that much draft capital on the line.
    Just saying………………

  14. Later in the episode cameras caught Fisher telling his players, “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…we have too much talent here for that. We had some 7-9 b——t this morning and we can’t have that.

    “Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

    This is coming from a guy with a career head coaching record of 170-156-1 for a 0.521 winning percentage. Perhaps Fisher should call out himself as well.

  15. He’s right, not going 7-9…6-10, maybe 5-11.
    They’ll be a new coach with the new stadium and uniforms in a few years in LA.

  16. Cut a player of significance and then start screaming about rules. That’s for all teams including my ‘Boys who cut non-impact players for not wearing a suit but keep impact players on the team who are a disturbance in and out of the locker room.

  17. The guy was cut by several teams and has only been in the league for a year? Then he breaks one of the only two rules. Dumb. He must be stupid dumb. He might have all the talent in the world. But he will be the only one to know it. He’s going to dumb his way all the way to irrelevancy.

  18. It’s not smart to be caught with a babe in the dorm. When they knock, he’s got to learn to put a lampshade on her head and stand her in a corner.

  19. “We had some 7-9 b——t this morning”

    This line was for the cameras. If he had stayed and the team ended the year 7-9 it would’ve been because of the coach & Gen manager, not ONE receiver.

  20. It’s surprising Fisher cares that much about his continual track record of 8-8s and 7-9s. He’s done it for so long he has to know ownership has his back and of course he has all those photos.

  21. More false sense of entitlement from those kind of people.
    Fisher made it perfectly clear, but as usual Long and his kind think the rules don’t apply to them.
    I’m surprised there hasn’t been any protests yet, or blocking of traffic.

  22. I’m old enough to remember when enthusiastic female groupies used to be one of the perks for players during NFL training camp. Sad that political correctness from the left / religious fundamentalism from the right now prohibits consensual sex between adults in training camp after working hours. Next they’ll prohibit it from occurring after rock shows.

  23. I’m a Rams, but I’m here to tell you, if Fish thinks that this team is going to do better than 9-7, he’s more loony than a Bugs Bunny cartoon…

  24. “We have rules and we have to abide by them”

    Only if you are a practice squad player. No one else is getting cut for that.

    “We had some 7-9 b——t this morning and we can’t have that.”

    Fisher resigned and it didn’t make the news?

  25. He couldn’t go to a motel for $80? He didn’t get cut for breaking a rule, he got cut for being stupid.

  26. “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…” Fisher said before going 7-9 in 2016, furthering his 21 year coaching legacy of mediocrity.

  27. “Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

    Oh, so THAT’S why Fisher was always 7-9 and 8-8. Glad he figured out the root cause and is eliminating it… #sarcasm

  28. Hmmm. I wonder if that would work for one of the Rams better players that had simply decided that he didn’t want to play for them anymore.

    Do a b—t thing, get waived, find the team of your choice.

    Didn’t think so.

    Funny how that works.

  29. “Early in the first of this year’s five Hard Knocks episodes, Fisher was shown standing in front of his players at a pre-camp meeting telling them that his only rules for camp were to be on time and to have no visitors in the dorms.”
    If Fisher had any more rules like not assaulting women an no getting arrested he would have a hard time fielding a team since he keeps bringing in those types.

  30. Later in the episode cameras caught Fisher telling his players, “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7…we have too much talent here for that. We had some 7-9 b——t this morning and we can’t have that.

    “Deon is gone. That is 7-9 b——t and we don’t need it.”

    That kind of fiery talk, that refusal to be mediocre, that’s EXACTLY why Jeff Fisher is known as…………….wait, what????

  31. What I want to know is who will Jeff scapegoat when the team eventually goes 6-10.

    Also, is he saying that he went 7-9 or worse TEN TIMES because people snuck women into training camp?

  32. Practice squad players praying to make the team are not guys who should be screwing around with the rules.

  33. Well Zac, thanks for that… A spoiler alert would have been nice Some of us have real jobs jobs and can’t always watch it at air time….

    BTW, Fisher will always be a 7-9 b___t and always will be. Sorry Rams….

  34. “I’m not f—–g going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7″.

    All he ever does is go 7-9 or 8-8. That is why he is referred as FG Fisher and .500 Fisher by us Titans fans. Who knew that cutting a nobody for bringing in a girl to his dorm was his newfound secret to success. No need to play the season. Please hand him the Lombardi trophy now.

  35. If anyone knows what constitutes what’s 7-9 or 8-8, it’s Jeff Fisher. He’s delusional if he thinks the Rams are better than that this year.

  36. Can’t blame Fisher…..you break the rules you pay the price.

    of course, I do wonder if the reaction would be the same if someone else, for example Jared Goff, had done that.

  37. Dumb move by Long when he is just scraping and clawing for a chance. However, it’s easy to make an example of the undrafted free agent practice squad guy.

    Which other players are sneaking in women that Fisher is turning a blind eye to. Todd Gurley? Aaron Donald?

    It’s a pretty dumb rule. Even a curfew is dumb. Expect players to show up ready to practice and they aren’t ready then cut them.

  38. This was a huge stunt for the cameras Jeff Fisher is such a blow hard. When will Rams management realize it’s him that’s the problem not the players.

  39. Jeff might win you 6 games but he will not win you 10 without overwhelming talent. Good person but I question the coaching acumen at this level. He’s just not creative enough on either side of the ball.

  40. ““Sorry, but this is our world, man. We have rules and we have to abide by them. I thought I made myself really clear.””

    Sorry, Jeff, but how come I don’t think you’d show the same “outrage” and cut Aaron Donald or Todd Gurley if they brought a woman back to their dorm room.

  41. He should have taken another guy to his room, then he would have gotten invited to the White House and the Rams would have been forced to make him a starter.

  42. mclennon99 says:
    Aug 10, 2016 12:45 AM

    Cutting a Deon Long is painless. What if Gurley or even Goff did it? Same outcome Jeff?

    Yeah…right!
    ————————————-
    I defiantly agree with you, however fringe players have different rules (always have), mainly because their talent level is not worth dealing with their BS. It happens in most professions. I also can’t believe this guy has coached for 20 years, must be a smooth talker….

  43. From a ST. LOUIS Greatest Show on Turf fan to an LA Rams fan…You wanted them…welp you got em! Wait until SaTan Kroenke gets his hands on LA for good. You guys are gonna try and send them back to STL.

    Its starting to be fun being a Free Agent fan. To go along with Fishers 8-8 career record ALL of Kreonke’s franchises around the world suck! The LA Rams are going to fall right in line.

  44. Aaron Donald will/wouldn’t get cut with 2 hoes in his room overnight. Different rules for different players

  45. Long = Obama’s son.
    Obviously Long is taking after his “father” and ignoring the rules and doing whatever he wants and then whining when someone criticizes him for it.

  46. What is wrong with you people?

    You have been conditioned to ALWAYS blame the disciplinarian instead of the rule-breaker.

    He KNEW the rules but CHOSE to break them. This is all his own fault. yet you all are blaming Jeff Fisher.

    So if I broke federal law, then I expect all of you to defend me against Emperor Obama.

  47. Yes, the rules would be different for a starter or for Jared Goff… but that just makes Deon Long more stupid. Every coach in the NFL treats stars differently than 3rd string undrafted free agents, and those UDFA’s are perfectly aware of the double standard. Knowing this, players like Long have to know that they had better show up early, leave late, and not break the rules… especially if there are only 2 rules.

  48. araidersfan says:
    Aug 10, 2016 6:48 AM

    I’m old enough to remember when enthusiastic female groupies used to be one of the perks for players during NFL training camp. Sad that political correctness from the left / religious fundamentalism from the right now prohibits consensual sex between adults in training camp after working hours.
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    LOL, it has nothing to do with the left or right political views whatsoever. Not even close. The strict policies have everything to do with being more professional and business-like, not a party. I’m probably just as old as you, and I remember the stories of parties in training camps or guys using training camp to get in shape for the season instead of coming to camp already in shape. Professions evolve, and money got involved. The stakes are MUCH higher than in the Raiders partying days of the 70s under Madden. It’s all about $$ now, and NOTHING to do with liberal or tea partier conservative or religious views.

  49. This would be news if he cut Todd Gurley. He cut a fringe practice squad guy. Rules are always easy to apply when it pertains to your non-essentials.

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