According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Los Angeles Rams have extended head coach Jeff Fisher to what looks to be a two year deal. The Rams also extended general manager Les Snead.
Rapoport’s sources also said that the deal had been done since the preseason and was signed during the season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter weighed in and reported that while Fisher did sign an extension it does not however give Jeff Fisher any more job security. Schefter said the Rams must win and play well down stretch or his job will be in danger.
The Rams have gone 31-43-1 over the last five years with the head coach and if in fact brought back, they will be the only team since 2012 to not make the playoffs and also not make a change at the head coach.
Fisher has not had a winning record since 2008 and has yet to surpass seven wins with the Rams despite having a plethora of draft picks and getting more talented on both offense and defense.
Under Fisher, they have continued to make the same mistakes year after year, be undisciplined, and for the most part, be stagnant on offense. They continue to player Fisher’s style of football in a league in which that style has expired.
With the move to Los Angeles, Jeff Fisher was most likely brought in to oversee the move from St. Louis as he had done so before by moving the Oilers/Titans from Houston to Tennessee. By the looks of it, Fisher will be the head coach that will bridge the Rams not only to LA, but also to their new stadium set to open in 2019.
The Rams play the New England Patriots at 10AM PT. Jeff Fisher has been outscored 104-7 in his last two meetings against Bill Belichick.