Jeff Fisher Discusses Future in Coaching, Desire to Play the Rams, More
Less than one week after being fired by the Los Angeles Rams, Jeff Fisher is speaking out about his former employer.
In a preview of an interview with Charissa Thompson of Fox Sports that will air during Sunday’s pregame telecast (h/t NFL.com’s Marc Sessler), Fisher does not seem like he’s taking his dismissal well.
“I want a chance to play the Rams,” he said.
In addition to his desire to coach against the Rams, Fisher explained why he believes the team decided to let him go.
“He didn’t win enough games, and the organization has a much bigger picture,” Fisher said. “And I don’t think I was ever part of seeing the new stadium.”
Upon being let go by the Rams on Monday, ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez provided a statement from Fisher:
First and foremost, I want to thank Stan Kroenke for the opportunity to be part of this organization the last four and a half years. I want to thank the entire football staff as it has been a privilege to work with each one of them day in and day out. I especially want to thank all the players. They are a great group of men that I respect, and that I will greatly miss. My hope is that each one of the players experience great success in the future.
The timing of Fisher’s firing was certainly interesting, as it came just one week after he confirmed that he signed a two-year contract extension before this season started. The Rams were also playing on a short week, going to Seattle for a Thursday night game against the Seahawks.
Fisher’s tenure with the Rams can be described as a disappointment, at best. He went 31-45-1 in nearly five full seasons with the team, never winning more than seven games in a single year, and hetied Dan Reeves’ dubious NFL record with 165 losses as a head coach in his final game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Considering the way things ended for Fisher in Los Angeles, his next coaching opportunity may not come for a long time. He is only 58 years old and can afford to wait for a better situation, though a team has to be willing to bring him on board to make a deal Click Here happen.