Although the Los Angeles Rams front office has remained relatively quiet since the 2016-17 NFL season began, a doomed season and recent disputes within the franchise have compelled COO Kevin Demoff to become more outspoken as of late.
Fisher has landed on the hot seat with the Rams on their way to yet another losing season. His lack of progress with the team, outdated offense, and recent issues with legend Eric Dickerson seemingly only furthered that notion.
However, Demoff suggests there is more to Fisher’s coaching tenure than just his record according to Steve Wyche of NFL:
“Everybody will want to judge Jeff through the prism of just the record, but that’s totally unfair when you look at the set of circumstances he was handed this year,” Demoff said. “It was different than any team in the NFL.”
The team’s relocation process has been a strenuous one as Los Angeles is due to travel more miles than any other team in the league. Demoff went on to add the positives of what Fisher brings to the team:
“He’s a terrific leader of men,” Demoff said. “Players, coaches, staff — he has their complete respect in the way he runs the franchise. It’s easy to talk about the record, but you have to take a snapshot of everything this year and give him the credit he’s due.”
The veteran coach has struggled to turn the Rams into a winning franchise since taking over in 2012. Since then, he has garnered a 31-43-1 record. Fisher will surely have his hands full trying to change the losing record this season as the team’s remaining schedule is anything but a walk in the park.