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NFL Coaching Rumors: A.J. Smith, Jeff Fisher And The Rams

I know that all the head coaching and general manager talk is mostly speculative at this point. Decisions have yet to be made regarding the St. Louis Rams' head coaching and general manager situations. Nevertheless, the NFL is a gossipy sort of place, so it's worth noting when credible reporters cite league sources about potential changes. The latest whisper concerning the Rams involves A.J. Smith, General Manager for the Chargers, and Jeff Fisher, former Titans head coach.

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune, who was one of the first to report that Kroenke was planning to clean house at Rams Park, reports today that A.J. Smith "will be at the top of the Rams' list" if he gets pushed out in San Diego.

As far as a head coach, Acee reports that Jeff Fisher has let it be known that he would like to get back into the coaching game next year by way of his agent Marvin Demoff, father of Rams' COO Kevin Demoff. Fisher and A.J. Smith could be a package deal, as the report cites sources who claim that Fisher would like to work with Smith.

Smith's future with the Chargers doesn't look as bleak as it around Thanksgiving. If the Chargers make the playoffs, team president Dean Spanos could be more inclined to keep Smith and even head coach Norv Turner.