Jeff Fisher has five games left on his current contract

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The Rams, losers of six of the last seven games and now 4-7 on the year, have five more games left in 2016. Those could also be the final five games of coach Jeff Fisher’s time with the team.

Rams COO Kevin Demoff, in response to an email from PFT, reiterated after Sunday’s 49-21 loss to the Saints that there is no update regarding Fisher’s contract status.

Fisher signed a five-year deal prior to the 2012 season. ESPN reported on multiple occasions before the 2016 campaign began that Fisher was expected to sign an extension. Despite speculation in some circles that a secret deal has been reached and that the coach and the team are simply waiting to announce it, there has been no tangible evidence that Fisher has a new contract.

Aiding Fisher’s case for a new deal is the performance of rookie quarterback Jared Goff, who has largely looked the part in his first two career starts. A change in coaches could result in a coach who doesn’t believe in Goff; the challenge during the interview process would be to ensure that the candidate means it when he says the  is his guy, because they all will say that Goff is his guy in order to get the job. The safest approach in that regard would be to keep the coach in place who traded up to get Goff.

Fisher generated records of 7-8-1, 7-9, 6-10, and 7-8 in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, respectively. The Rams last went to the playoffs in 2004. They’ll spend two more years at the Coliseum before moving in to their new stadium in Inglewood.

24 responses to “Jeff Fisher has five games left on his current contract

  1. Rams should sign him to a 20 year contract extension. If you believe in career averages, the Rams would make the playoffs about 4 times in that span.

  2. When Demoff says “there’s no update on Fisher’s conduct” does that mean Fisher’s conduct hasn’t been expected or just that Demoff isn’t giving updates on the matter?

  3. The Rams and Fisher are a joke.

    It’s time to pull the plug because there is not much difference between the Lambs and the Cleveland Dog Piles.

    Is Awful that much better than Horrific?

  4. Fire Fisher, that high school OC, and perhaps the biggest fraud of all- Greg Williams. I don’t know what happened to that guy- maybe it was Bountygate or maybe he’s just turned into soft in his old age, but my god- I’ve never seen a DC lay back in soft coverages during 3rd and long situation in my life. They kept showing him on the sidelines looking shocked every time the Saints scored today…like it was a great shock to see how giving a future HOF’er all the time in the world to find wide open receivers could go wrong…

  5. The article above states that Jeff Fisher traded up to get Goff. Not true. He made it very clear that he wanted Carson Wentz and pouted when management went against him. That’s why he wouldn’t play Goff. He wasted 9 games with Keenum and then brought him in in the toughest part of the schedule. If Fisher loses 3 more games he’ll have the most loses in NFL history. How much more do we need to know.

  6. Dear Stan,

    Love the ‘stach. Oh, and please fire Fish and Williams as soon as humanly possible.

    Signed,

    – Rams fan since the 80s

  7. The Rams have had 4 winning seasons in the last 27 years. Those 4 seasons came within a 5 year span and were largely due to Dick Vermiel’s ability to identify and develop talent. The Rams organization is horrible, so it would only make sense that they would extend a guy who had 5 losing seasons in a row, tons of high draft picks and draft space to develop a roster, and a ton of control over the whole football operation.

  8. The Rams will finish 6-10 or 5-11 this year. They have not had a winning season since 2003. They are the only team in the NFL that has not had a winning season since 2003. The organization needs to be overhauled from top to bottom. The only thing they cant change is the owner. That may be the biggest problem. He is not concerned about winning.

  9. there has been no tangible evidence that Fisher has a new contract

    There has been no tangible evidence that Fisher can coach.

  10. What bizarre logic, Mr. Florio!
    The Rams don’t dare fire their incompetent coach because he believes in their top draft pick quarterback? What is Goff, a hostage?

    I picture a more deranged than usual Fisher holding a gun to Goff’s head. “Pink slip me and the rookie gets it! I’ll do it!”

  11. I couldn’t understand why the Rams hired Fisher 5 years ago, and I still don’t.

    His record indicates he’s a mediocre coach at best, and he’s done nothing with the Rams to indicate anything has changed.

    And the fact that he’s tied Tom Landry for most loses by a coach, with 82 few games coached, is just another indication that he should not be re-signed anywhere in the NFL.

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