Jeff Fisher’s job as head coach of the St. Louis Rams is reportedly safe at least for one more year.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Thursday that “all indications” pointed to Fisher and general manager Les Snead returning next season.
St. Louis can’t even be called mediocre under Fisher, who has yet to coach the Rams to a record of .500 or better since coming over from Tennessee in 2012.
Since then, he’s compiled a record of 25-35-1, and while his team always plays tough, it just hasn’t gotten any better in four seasons. This year’s squad, which had so much early season buzz, thanks to a ferocious defense and solid rushing attack, has only managed a 5-8 record with three games left to play.
Additionally, Fisher has been subject to plenty of criticism since hiring former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both men came under fire this year when defensive back Lamarcus Joyner hit Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with his elbow (hard) after the passer was already clearly down.
Also, it might be wise to never question him about his team’s effort.
It’s hard to argue that Fisher deserves to keep his job. In fact, it’s been seven full years since he’s coached a winning team.
Perhaps this is just one of those cases of “it’s not what you know but who you know that matters.”