Jeff Fisher will coach the St. Louis Rams, not the Miami Dolphins

Jeff Fisher has made his choice: Congrats, Rams fans

1/13/12 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

According to SI's senior football writer Peter King and NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora, Jeff Fisher has made his choice, and will coach the St. Louis Rams.

Fisher ended his several-day process of choosing between the Rams and the Miami Dolphins, and evidently the Rams looked like the better landing spot for him.

According to reports, it wasn't about money or location necessarily, but which team was in the better position to win. It looks like Fisher is impressed overall with Rams QB Sam Bradford, and encouraged by the fact that they have the 2nd overall draft pick.

Did Fisher make the right choice? What's your prediction on how long it takes him to turn things around in St. Louis? Keep in mind, this is a guy who coached for 17 years and never won a Super Bowl. Was this even the right choice for the Rams? Let us know what you think.

UPDATE: Fisher was leaning heavily towards the Dolphins, but owner Steve Ross wouldn't give him enough control over personnel decisions, instead insisting on keeping GK Jeff Ireland firmly in control of such things.

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1/15/12   |   ironranger   |   87 respect

Scott wrote:
The chaos towards the end of Fisher's tenure at Tennessee came from the fact that owner Bud Adams kept pushing players onto Fisher that Fisher didn't want....see Vince Young.  The reason why Fisher wants full control over the 53 man roster is so a repeat of that situation doesn't happen again.  As for McNair, his best seasons as a quarterback were under Fisher.  In fact, one of the reason's why I think Fisher will be a good fit for the Rams is his ability to adapt to the personnel around him.  When the team had McNair in his prime, they were a pass oriented team.  When McNair faded, they turned the script around and became a run first team.  You can bet with Jackson, they'll be a run first, pass second team...especially with their lack of quality receivers out wide.

the team that beat him in the super bowl

1/15/12   |   Scott   |   51939 respect

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Ironically, his best season was thwarted by a tackle on the 1-yard line as time expired in the Super Bowl against the Rams. While HE may be excited to work with Bradford, Slingin' Sammy should find a place to hide! Fisher's relationship with Steve McNabb & Vince Young were not fairytale love stories. In fact, his feud with Young led to both of them leaving the Titans.

Does this move suddenly make Steven Jackson healthy & happy? Is he going to have the GM position, or at least the authority to either trade that #2 to fill all the holes at WR, TE, OL & defense, or acquire them through free agency/trade/non-drafts? If he has a Dick Vermil/Jim Harbaugh-type turn-around, then he will have the key to the city. If he has a repeat of the chaos that was Tennessee the last few years at the end of his reign, Dolphins fans are going to rejoice he didn't take his (lack of) talents to South Beach!

The chaos towards the end of Fisher's tenure at Tennessee came from the fact that owner Bud Adams kept pushing players onto Fisher that Fisher didn't want....see Vince Young.  The reason why Fisher wants full control over the 53 man roster is so a repeat of that situation doesn't happen again.  As for McNair, his best seasons as a quarterback were under Fisher.  In fact, one of the reason's why I think Fisher will be a good fit for the Rams is his ability to adapt to the personnel around him.  When the team had McNair in his prime, they were a pass oriented team.  When McNair faded, they turned the script around and became a run first team.  You can bet with Jackson, they'll be a run first, pass second team...especially with their lack of quality receivers out wide.

1/13/12   |   Scott   |   51939 respect

Jeff Fisher brings with him credibility and experience as a head coach, something the Rams have been lacking in recent years.  Throw in the fact his teams in Houston/Tennessee were known for being physical, tough and playing with an edge and I think you have a perfect candidate to turn around the disaster in St. Louis.

1/13/12   |   kantwistaye   |   4210 respect

Retread coaches who were successful at their previous stop so rarely work out at a new stop.  I don't get why so many teams wanted Fisher. Great fit in Houston/Tennessee for a long time, but I doubt he succeeds in St. Louis.

1/13/12   |   Jess   |   34372 respect

Crap.

1/13/12   |   derms33   |   17642 respect

 first order of business...release the entire o-line