Originally posted by Jcool:
Originally posted by dj43:
Good hire. Spagnuolo was a hardass. Players did not like him. Fisher is the opposite - a real player's coach. Rams will be better and looser. There is more talent there than their record showed.
Fisher had some talent at TN recently but he also had the Vince Young fiasco. That created a lot of drama that never reached the surface. He wanted to get rid of him but ownership didn't allow it.
Um what??? "players coach" what exactly does that mean? And Fisher is a lot more of a rigid hard ass coach then a best friend coach.
Players love playing for Fisher. (The opposite was the case with Spag.) Yes, he requires accountability from his players but all players need, and respect that. Jim Harbaugh is very much the same kind of coach. Steven Jackson came out very strongly for Fisher today. Eddie George loved Fisher as well...so did all the other Titans not named Vince Young.
Fisher's problems in Tennessee began when McNair became so injured and ineffective he could no longer perform at a high level. Young came in, a full blown head case, and things went down hill quickly. It is hard to tell how much input Fisher had in drafting Young but someone in the Titans organization screwed up because it became well known four years ago that Young had the same problems at Texas. Someone should have realized that and not drafted him. In any case, Fisher found out what a train wreck VY was and wanted to dump him but Bud Adams would not agree and that eventually led to Fisher's termination. Based on Young's pathetic performance with the Dream Team, it is clear Fisher had the better insight. The Young debacle set that organization back 5 years.
All that aside, the Rams biggest problem last season was not a lack of talent but a lack of healthy players. If they draft Justin Blackmon as expected with their #2 overall pick, Bradford will have a major weapon that will haunt the NFC West for the next 8-10 years. Think what AJ Green meant to Andy Dalton in Cincy. Add in a couple of other high picks to secure the OL, as Fisher will be wanting to do, along with the return of an IR list as long as a rope and the Rams will be a legit team again.
Let's not under-estimate this signing. Jeff Fisher is an A List coach in this league.