Multiple sources are reporting the Los Angeles Rams have fired Head Coach Jeff Fisher.
Fisher was hired in 2012 in what was seen as a positive move for a franchise that had just put together the worst five-year stretch of any team in NFL history. Replacing Steve Spagnuolo, who is now the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants, Fisher’s experience and grasp of day-to-day operations was seen as a steadying force.
Initially, the results were positive. Fisher helped turn out a seven-win season in 2012 and build off the haul from the 2012 NFL Draft trade that sent the #2 overall pick to Washington.
The potential never materialized.
Five years later and draft picks galore, Fisher could never best that seven-win mark. After Sunday, the 4-9 Rams won’t even meet that bar in 2016 having returned to Los Angeles.
In his four-plus years with the Rams, Fisher’s head coaching record stands at 31-45-1. His overall record including his 16-and-some seasons with the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans is 173-165-1.
Fisher leaves the Rams tied with Dan Reeves for the most losses of any head coach in NFL history.
We wish him well at TST. May he finally find that permit fish he’s been longing for.