More than 24 hours since the Los Angeles Rams did the unthinkable, the smog settles and the traffic piles up (a regular Tuesday) in Los Angeles, but I remain in disbelief.
On the cusp of history, the organization that left the landlocked cold winters of St. Louis for the beaches and Botox of LA fired head coach Jeff Fisher on Monday.
|No one will ever rock lady shades better|
Following Sunday’s 42-14 blowout loss at “home” to the Atlanta Falcons, Fisher tied Dan Reeves for the most regular season losses by an NFL head coach (165). It took Reeves 357 games, while the man in the lady shades needed just 339 attempts. If we learned anything this year, it was that Rams ownership is heartless. Prying the team from its beloved fans in St. Louis, and moving it to Los Angeles so Angelinos could attend four games a year and give away their tickets for the remaining four. Why now, would anyone think after offering Fisher an extension just 8 days earlier it would let him join the ranks of the immortals?
He was 31-45-1 calling the shots for the Rams, missing the playoffs every year. In 22 seasons as a head coach, Jeff has just six winning seasons (all with the Titans) and one Super Bowl appearance. And get this…it was a loss…shocking….to the St. Louis Rams. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Fisher alienated Rams legend, Eric Dickerson, causing a protest by the Hall of Famer. The former head coach played quarterback musical chairs and it seemed like he had the record all but wrapped up. This was YEARS in the making.
Not Norv Turner, not Marvin Lewis, not Marty Schottenheimer (with all those letters amazing not an L since he has so many as a coach), not Lovie Smith, BUT Jeff Fisher!! To top all of those men as THE BIGGEST LOSER IN NFL HISTORY…. that’s the stuff dreams are made of! Bill Belichick could go 0-16 with inflated or deflated balls for six straight season and still have a higher winning percentage than Fisher. (I’m guessing Jeff still wouldn’t know half the players on the Pats roster).
|A match made in heaven.....|