Stan Kroenke sidesteps questions about Jeff Fisher’s contract


The Stan formerly known as Silent has become silent again. At least on one topic.

Rams owner Stan Kroenke, addressing reporters at this week’s groundbreaking of the team’s new stadium complex in Inglewood, avoided questions about the status of coach Jeff Fisher and G.M. Les Snead. Each are in the final year of their respective contracts.

Via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times, Kroenke directed reporters to Rams V.P. of football operations Kevin Demoff regarding Fisher and Snead.

ESPN consistently and repeatedly reported during the offseason that both Fisher and Snead would have new contracts before the start of the regular season. After the regular season began, a theory emerged in league circles that Fisher has a new deal already signed but that the arrangement has been kept under wraps, for whatever reason.

The 4-5 Rams remain alive for a postseason berth. The performance of rookie quarterback Jared Goff likely will go a long way toward determining whether they get there for the first time in more than a decade.

If they don’t, maybe Kroenke will be using that shovel to throw dirt on the grave of Fisher’s tenure with the team.