Say what you will about Jeff Fisher, but he’s a survivor. He has now survived long enough to tie Dan Reeves for the most losses in NFL history.
Both have 165, following a 42-14 loss by the Rams to the Falcons, one of the teams Reeves coached.
Career Loss No. 165 drops the 2016 Rams to 4-9, requiring Fisher to run the table to get to 7-9. It’s more likely that the Rams will lose the next three games than win them, which would drop the Rams to 4-12 and lay the foundation for Fisher’s two-year extension to become the basis for a buyout.
The biggest factor in a potential coaching change continues to be the reality that the team soon will begin selling premium products at its new stadium. If there’s a sense of malaise enveloping the franchise, it will be difficult to get the L.A. glitterati to deposit large checks in envelopes addressed to the Los Angeles Rams.