Rams Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson may not have had a vendetta against Jeff Fisher, but Jeff Fisher now has a vendetta against the Rams.
“I want a chance to play the Rams,” Fisher tells FOX in an interview to be aired during Sunday’s pregame show.
Fisher provides that sound bite with a smile when asked for his “perfect scenario.” In the snazzy clip released by FOX to promote the interview, which starts with a cinematic slow-motion shot of Fisher walking down a hallway, the former Titans and Rams coach also fills in the blank as to why Jeff Fisher was fired.
“He didn’t win enough games, and the organization has a much bigger picture,” Fisher said. “And I don’t think I was ever part of seeing the new stadium.”
There’s the patent-pending I-don’t-make-excuses-here’s-my-excuse maneuver. Fisher admits he didn’t do a good enough job before suggesting, without taking a breath, that it doesn’t matter how good of a job he would have done, he was always getting fired before the Rams christened Kroenkeworld in 2019.
The swiftly and slickly produced interview reconfirms that Fisher is very well connected, both at the league and media level. When the time comes for him to get a new job, he’ll have plenty of people pushing the issue both behind the scenes and out in the open.
Those efforts apparently will focus on the other teams of the NFC West, whenever those jobs next come open. The next best option could be to coach the Chargers, if they move to L.A. and share space with the Rams in their new stadium.
However it plays out, the 58-year-old Fisher isn’t going anywhere. In the end, it takes only one owner to become sufficiently intrigued to give Fisher a chance to coach his third team — and to break the tie with Dan Reeves at 165 for the most career losses.