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.

16 responses to “Stan Kroenke sidesteps questions about Jeff Fisher’s contract

  1. If Jeff Fisher survives after this year there truly is something Fisher knows that’s also buried really deep.

  2. Which is harder to answer…

    Why do the Rams keep Jeff Fisher?
    Why did the Rams hire Jeff Fisher?

  3. 41-55 in six seasons. Only one winning season out of six. No, not Jeff Fisher. That was Bill Belichick’s record as a head coach before Tom Brady became his QB. A lot of people were wondering the same thing about Belichick. How does he have a job? Be patient with Fisher. We tend to look in the wrong places when we’re looking for reasons why teams win and lose. I don’t think Belichick was getting out-coached during those first six seasons. Stan Kroenke will be the next Robert Kraft if Jared Goff becomes the next Tom Brady. And Fisher will be the new Belichick.

  4. I hope the Rams keep Fisher and then continue to suck for 10 more years.
    I hope Goff has a few wins this year, but then is a bust.

  5. “Stan Kroenke will be the next Robert Kraft if Jared Goff becomes the next Tom Brady. And Fisher will be the new Belichick.”

    Kroenke is already the Kraft of LA. He has put together a good executive team that has put together a lot of excellent roster talent. His problem? Jeff Fisher is no Belichick. And never will be even remotely in the same conversation. While Jared Goff is no Tom Brady. But he has time to become very good if that “executive” team surround him with Very talented & QB whisperer type coaching. Meanwhile the next Brady/Manning/Brees types seem to be emerging in Dallas, Philadelphia, Oakland and Seattle IMO. Goff may still turn out okay. But Fisher himself is the bottleneck to that happening, to my eyes.

  6. He’s the Dave Wannstedt of the Rams! He turned the Dolphins’ job down to take the Rams’s job. THANK YOU!

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