13 January 2012

Rams Hire Jeff Fisher as Head Coach

Five days ago I pondered where Jeff Fisher would be coaching for next season between the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams. I thought that he would end up in St. Louis and take a look at what happened.
Even though the Rams have not had a winning season since 2003, this was probably the best job on the market. The Rams have a potential franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford, who while he struggled this season was impressive as a rookie in 2010. The team also has the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, which will be really attractive for teams that need a quarterback to trade up for in order to select Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. They are also flush with cap space and money to spend this offseason in free agency.
As for Fisher, I've long been a fan of his and I think he's a great coach. He's got a lot of expierence and is still relatively speaking young at 53, turning 54 in late February. All in all, a great hire.

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