After losing eight of their last nine games and guaranteeing themselves a TENTH consecutive losing season, the Los Angeles Rams have fired Jeff Fisher. The decision game just weeks after Fisher signed a two year extension with the team for a reason that has baffled fans and experts alike. Fisher’s career has been plagued with losses, 165 of them to be exact, tying Dan Reeves for the NFL record. Under Fisher, who has six consecutive losing seasons, the Rams have not finished better than 7-8-1. Despite his pitfalls, the 58-year-old Fisher was very well liked and respected within the locker room. Upon hearing news of the firing, many players expressed their regrets for not doing enough to keep Fisher’s job secure.
Quarterback Jared Goff said:
“I think I speak for the whole team when I say he was very well-liked and very giving. I mean, he treated us the right way. He treated us the way we’re supposed to be treated, and in return, we didn’t do enough for him. And that’s really what it comes down to.”
Linebacker Alec Ogletree called the firing a “hard pill to swallow,” defensive tackle Aaron Donald said the struggles are “on us. It’s on us as players,” running back Todd Gurley said “I love him. I don’t care what everybody else says.”
The silver lining in this is that the Rams will likely have to pay Fisher for at least all of next year for laying on the beach and looking like an 80s porn star.
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