The Los Angeles Rams have finally done what football fans have been expecting for a long time. On December 12th, following an embarrassing 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, the Rams cut ties with head coach Jeff Fisher. Ironically, Fisher was fired just three days before he was set to pass Dan Reeves as the NFL coach with the most losses in history.
The Rams currently sit at 4-9 and their offense is ranked dead last in just about every major category. Fisher has been a train wreck of a head coach. He’s spouted off ridiculous sound bites, forgot the names of his players as well as the players of the team’s he’s playing against. His tenure with the Rams will end with a record of 31-45-1. Despite the running joke that Fisher is a perennial 8-8 coach, he’s actually much worse than that.
Fortunately for Fisher, the firing comes after he signed a contract extension before the start of the 2016 season. Thus, the Rams will still owe him one year of salary. With the way he’s coached and the way the team has performed, eating one year of salary is probably worth seeing a better on-field product. The Rams’ defense is arguably one of the most talented in the NFL, but they have literally rolled over and stopped playing for Fisher. The team desperately needs a new leader, since Fisher only belongs leading a high-school team.
The Rams have not yet named an interim manager. They need to do so quickly because they are playing against a talented Seahawks team on a short week.