Jeff Fisher closing in on the all-time coaching losses record

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Rams coach Jeff Fisher is closing in on a dubious NFL record: Most games lost ever by a head coach.

After Sunday’s come-from-ahead loss to the Dolphins, Fisher’s career coaching record stands at 173-162-1. He’s now tied with Tom Landry (whose career record was 250-162-6) for second place on the career loss list.

Dan Reeves, whose career coaching record was 190-165-2, owns the all-time record for losses, so Fisher needs to lose just three more games to tie the record and four more games to have the record all to himself. The Rams’ next four games are at New Orleans, at New England, home against the Falcons and at Seattle, so it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Fisher owns the all-time loss record in four weeks.

Although Fisher may own the career loss record, he’s not even in the all-time Top 10 in career wins. And among the 17 coaches who have coached at least 270 career games, Fisher ranks dead last with a .516 winning percentage.

If Fisher does set the career losses record before the season ends, that means the Rams’ record would be, at best, 6-10. Considering that Fisher famously declared before the season that “7-9 bulls–t” would be unacceptable, it’s hard to see how Rams owner Stan Kroenke could justify bringing Fisher back if he goes 6-10 or worse. Setting the career losses record could be Fisher’s final accomplishment as a coach.

81 responses to “Jeff Fisher closing in on the all-time coaching losses record

  1. Guy is a joke. I swear he just plays well against Seattle to show the owner “look, I beat Seattle twice this year we’re on track to being a great team” to get another year each year.

  2. It’s amazing this guy continues to coach in the league. He must have dirt on a lot of important people

  3. Blame the owners that keep bringing him back, not Fisher.

    Who wouldn’t keep taking multi million dollar paychecks if billionaires are stupid enough to offer them to incompetent or semi-competent people?

  4. Ya know Jared Goff won’t make a difference in Jeff Fisher’s coaching record. I honestly believe he would still be 8-8 or worse even with elite QBs in their prime like Aaron Rodgers, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, Dan Marino, etc. Jeff Fisher is a tool. Nobody cares what he did in the past. Take a look at what he’s done now because bottom line is that today he sucks. Jeff Fisher has only been .500 once since 2008. And that was in 2009. That means he he is working on his 6th straight losing season. Jeff Fisher has only been good in 1999,2000,2002, 2003, 2007,and 2008. In those 6 years he is 72-54. Taking those anomalies aside he is 100-107 in his coaching career. He is a mediocre coach. In 16 of his 22 seasons he has been 8-8 or worse. That means he has only had a winning season 27% of the time. It is completely asinine for Jeff Fisher to say he is a good coach. He is the definition of mediocre.

  5. Hey Fisher…. Remember when you duped Stephen Ross into getting your contract rates up? Making him and the fans look like aholes?

    The Fin Fans hated you for it!

    Well… we got the last laugh!!!!!

  6. I find it hard to believe he is above .500 in wins. When was the last time he even had a season above .500? Feels like 10 years.

  7. …..AND the kicker is , its rumoured that a contract EXTENSION has already been agreed in principal but just not announced……..The Rams owner is the biggest fool in the world if he gives Fisher another contract………..

  8. Fisher is laughing all the way to the bank. Getting rich off years of mediocre coaching. When’s his next press conference where he yucks it up after yet another loss while wearing the jersey of a different team? Could you imagine Belichick ever doing that?

  9. Still remember Fisher trotting out the “haul” his team received for the RG3 trade as captains for the pre-game coin flip. LOL! Really cannot believe this guy still has a job.

  10. Jeff Fisher , Greg Williams and hair pomade Snead. Equals major human fail. All three should light many candles each Sunday at church. In the real world all three are worthless

  11. He needs to get hired on somewhere next year just so he can lose a few more games and finish his career as exactly a .500 coach, because that’s what he is.

  12. I hope he gets the all time loss record.
    And I hope he comes back for another season, to further hinder Goffs development.

  13. I don’t know why they kept him this year. New QB, 2nd Year RB, receiving core that is sub par overall, a great pass rush that’s never healthy, young corners… this team was screaming for a coach that is a true rebuilding coach, which Jeff Fisher doesn’t have the track record of “coaching up”.

    They probably cost themselves another year of rebuilding not letting Goff take his lumps and running Keenum out to throw the ball 3 yards in the air every down.

    Keeping Fish around kept everything status quo and probably hurt the development of Goff who could have been learning a new coach’s system instead of learning Fishers. This kid doesn’t seem too bright as it is (he was struggling repeating play calls and learning the playbook all season) so learning a whole new system next year will probably cause him to fold.

  14. inbillwetrust says:
    Nov 21, 2016 2:57 PM
    this guy has always been overrated. Belichick OWNED him year in and year out when he was in Tennessee.. I always got nervous before those games for nothing…
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    The year in year out comment caught my attention. Talk about kicking the guy while he’s down, lol. I enjoy poking fun at 7-9 BS as much as the next guy and Fisher was 1-4 head to head with Belichick while at TN but 5 games over the course of 11 years isn’t exactly year in year out.

  15. Even if he gets canned… he will still head the competition committee ensuring that know one will ever know what constitutes a catch and holding back real changes on bad rules that impact every game negatively.

  16. Makes you want to see the pictures he must have on people to not only keep working, but get this “acclaim” as a top coach.

  17. If anyone wants to talk about this logically, he keeps working because his teams almost never bottom out. This is his 22nd season as a head coach. Assuming they win a few more this year, his teams will have won at least 7 games in 17 of 22 seasons. And in Tennessee he actually had 10+ wins for a stretch of 7 out of 11 seasons. So that’s where this comes from. I agree he’s been disappointing for the Rams. But I think Kroenke looks around and rightfully wonders how likely they would’ve been to perform better with another coach. I’m not aware of any coach who magically transforms any team into something drastically different than it rightfully is based on talent, injuries, schedule, etc.

  18. .
    Jeff Fisher’s Coaching Record since 2009 :

    2009 8-8
    2010 6-10
    2011 out of football
    2012 7-9
    2013 7-9
    2014 6-10
    2015 7-9
    2016 4-5

    Now, add in the fact that he’s had more high value draft choices than any other team during that period and it boggles the mind why anyone would want him as coach.
    .

  19. Yeah, what a terrible coach, with his career winning record, Super Bowl appearance, and 2 division titles.

    He isn’t horrible – he’s average. Why are sports fans so obsessed with labeling everything the best or the worst?

  20. Its so adorable how many still think that franchise actually gives a damn about winning. Winning costs $ and competence. What in the tenure of Stanley Enos Kroenke has ever shown that he cares about anything other than getting money in your pockets in his?

  21. nathanp2013 says:
    Nov 21, 2016 3:29 PM

    Even if he gets canned… he will still head the competition committee ensuring that know one will ever know what constitutes a catch and holding back real changes on bad rules that impact every game negatively.
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    He quit the competition committee.

  22. His 3 top attributes:

    1) Always looks stoic
    2) Always wears trendy shades
    3) Always sports a porn ‘stash.

    Other than that, he must have compromising pictures of at least a half-dozen owners tucked away, to maintain the crap-level he brings to any team he’s associated with.

  23. Long time Rams fan. He’s not a leader, not a visionary. Fails to prepare players, then blames the players. HE’s gotta go.

  24. Jeff Fisher must have gotten a hold of some blackmail photos of his boss. It’s the only explanation of why he still has a job.

  25. “I’m not ****ing going 7-9. Or 8-8. Or 9-7. Or 10-6 for that matter, okay? I know what I’m doing”

    – Jeff Fisher.

    Bernie Madoff would be so proud of this con artist.

  26. You could cut and paste this picture of Fisher on a NASCAR track and he looked like a pit crew member.
    He would probably do as well there too.

  27. It’s funny because I’ve seen this forum ridicule the Bears for firing Lovie Smith, who’s track record is basically the same as Fisher’s. What Fisher is is a very average coach in a watered down league plagued with mediocre teams, players, and coaches. It’s hilarious that you all think somebody else would come in and do any better with the same organization… like there was a 13-3 team hidden in the Rams of, say, 2012.

  28. And I would still take him in Indy over Pagano. May not be the most successful coach statistically speaking, but he was one yard away from winning a Super Bowl and usually coached up a pretty good team when he last had a true franchise QB…Steve McNair. Bet he would do a good job coaching an Andrew Luck-led team

  29. Did I really just read a Seattle fan blaming losses against the Rams on having to play at 10 am? Was it not a 10 am game for the Rams too? Or are we gonna act like the 1 hour time difference between St Louis and Seattle really made a huge difference in their being ready to play

  30. billmiller1991 says:
    Nov 21, 2016 4:46 PM

    It’s hilarious that you all think somebody else would come in and do any better with the same organization… like there was a 13-3 team hidden in the Rams of, say, 2012.
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    Maybe not, but if there was, no one would ever know because Jeff Fisher was the coach. It would be different if the guy mixed in even a 10-6 once in a while.

  31. Fisher couldn’t coach the 85 Bears to an 8-8 record. But we all know a new 5 year extension is coming from the Rams

  32. Lots of people asking, “why does he have a job.”

    Speaking for myself, that hair is very hypnotizing. I’d give him an extension too if I was the owner and he asked. That hair is like The Gilroy Matt Damon wore in Oceans 13.

  33. gee, I was sure it was the fault of St Louis fans that the Rams performed so poorly. Maybe it was the Rams organization that was the real problem. Expect we will get an apology from the NFL Leadership Bandits…..naw.

  34. micknangold says:
    Nov 21, 2016 3:53 PM

    Yeah, what a terrible coach, with his career winning record, Super Bowl appearance, and 2 division titles.

    He isn’t horrible – he’s average. Why are sports fans so obsessed with labeling everything the best or the worst?
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    Attitudes like that are why the Colts hang runner up banners and people think the Patriots win only because they cheat.

  35. Other than RBs Fisher has developed very few offensive players. He never had a QB pass for 4000+ yds 20 seasons.* On multiple occasions he’s teams pass for under 3000 yds.

    *As a team only once his QBs combined for 4000

  36. This guy has gone to a super bowl and has been successful. The fact that he has been around so long and was once one of the youngest head coaches is the league and is still a head coach is a statement. Like it or not he is a head coach and a professional at it..

  37. I have no problem stating that this guy is horrible. Watching him at the end of Sundays game was a joke. He had already checked out. His greatest claim to fame was being part of an all world secondary at USC back in the day. I feel sorry for the LA fans that have to put up with this joker.

  38. I’ve been in favor of Goff starting all year. That being said make no mistake that Tom Brady would not make a difference with Fisher and the offensive coordinator in place now. Yes they finally put Goff in and then they handcuffed him with the same predictable game plan they failed with all year. Both have to go.

  39. Not only a bad coach but a dirty one too.

    The NFL will be better without him especially if the other D coaches get canned too.

  40. No question that Fisher is the gold standard for unrelenting mediocrity.

    But a little (okay, a LOT) further down the list, Gus Bradley is ranked 170 out of 171 in career win% as an NFL head coach with a staggering .241 winning percentage.

    Assuming Bradley makes another year, the Jags would have to go 10-16 ( .385) for him to move ahead of Dave Shula into 169th place. That would require more than a 50% improvement on his career win rate.

    I think the issue with Fisher is performance vs. expectation. With the Jags, expectation and performance are both falling through cracks in the floor.

    Jags fans might feel very good indeed about a .500 team.

  41. mmack66 says:
    Nov 21, 2016 5:12 PM
    billmiller1991 says:
    Nov 21, 2016 4:46 PM

    It’s hilarious that you all think somebody else would come in and do any better with the same organization… like there was a 13-3 team hidden in the Rams of, say, 2012.
    ——————————-

    Maybe not, but if there was, no one would ever know because Jeff Fisher was the coach. It would be different if the guy mixed in even a 10-6 once in a while.

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    If if if. Maybe maybe. You’re like a girl who thinks she might get a pony for Christmas. It could happen. The Titans, after letting Fisher go, have gone 32-59. And they’ve fired two other coaches after him. Firing Jeff Fishers solves all problems? Compulsive firing fixes anything? You guys confuse random chance with skill and competence.

  42. Phil Jackson (Pipin Cartwright Jordon Shaq Kobe Gasol) Pat Riley (Magic Kareem Worthy).Great coaches or right place at the right time? Fisher has had a ton of talent the last 20 or so years and except for one year still can’t get over five hundred. He has to go.

  43. I am soooo grateful this article was written….. Tyvm PFT!!!! I have had debate with my dad for years about this man. Please allow me give a brief summary explaining how it started…. Growing up we all had different teams we rooted for sis- niners..dad- deadskins..me- Eagles. Well in 89 we moved from central texas (Temple to be exact. Stones throw from Ft. Hood) to SE Texas (Alvin Tx roughly 25 minutes from NRG/Reliant stadium or 30 mins from Galveston) anyway though we had our favorite team we got all the Oiler games and so we watched maainly them. So after Jack Pardee was fired and Fisher hired dad was seriously a fan. Well during the 2006..i believe.. I said i really think hes blackmail someone cuz he should not have a HC job…my dad thought that was soo dumb. I told him hes..at the very best.. Slightly above.500 as a HC. No matter what stats i got from the web he just refused to believe he has that many losses. Now maybe hell believe afted rea(ingthis hell believe….. Th3n again maybe not.

  44. Just close your eyes and imagine for a moment, that Jeff Fisher is black….

    How many of the comments would be “Rooney Hire”?

    BTW – there was an article about Mike Tomlin few days back, and there were a number of comments that Tomlin (2 x AFC Champion, 2 x SB appearances, 1 SB win, career record of: 102–62 (.622)) was nothing more than a “Rooney Hire”.

    Before your knee-jerk reaction to down vote, just be honest with yourselves.

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