NFL 2016 Latest News & Updates: Jeff Fisher A Victim Of Organizational Failure, Jim Harbaugh Taking Over?
Jeff Fisher was expected to make a difference when he joined the Los Angeles Rams back in 2012. Despite high anticipation, nothing materialized in the partnership.
Such is not to say that Jeff Fisher was a bad coach. In fact, most have high respect for the 58-year-old NFL veteran. But somehow the marriage just didn’t work and Rams COO Kevin Demoff had to let him go.
Summing up the Rams fortunes is what Demoff calls an organizational failure, ESPN reported. It was not solely about Fisher unable to lead the team to the playoffs. Manpower shortage was singled out as another reason plus more. With everything going haywire, not even a seasoned coach in Fisher could turn things around with his coaching.
Following Fisher’s termination, John Fassell has been called upon to serve on an interim basis. Demoff explained that Fassell was the logical choice since he was the least disruptive option for the team and the remaining coaching staff, as per Bleacher Report.
For Demoff, it was a something but hard to do. After this season, it would have been hard to justify retaining Fisher, once again tied up to the whole performance-related angle. It will be interesting how the Rams will fare against their next three games.
They play the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and the Arizona Cardinals, teams the Rams know so well. Fassell will need to step up and hold the fort as the Rams look for a new head coach.
One name that could ring a bell is Jim Harbaugh. Rams legend Erick Dickerson batted for Harbaugh, something that was tied up to a feud with Fisher for critical comments hurled his way.
Dickerson boycotted Rams games but bares that he will now go to the games with Fisher ousted. As far Harbaugh, he is likely one of many names under consideration – most of which will likely evolve once the current NFL season wraps up.
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