It has been a tough season for the Los Angeles Rams and head coach Jeff Fisher, as after being blown out by the New Orleans Saints 49-21 on the road this past Sunday they currently sit at 4-7 having lost six of their last seven games.
Fisher, who is now in his fifth season with the organization, has not won more than seven games in each of those seasons and has failed to reach the postseason in all of them.
Additionally, he has 163 career losses as a head coach which is two away from tying the all-time NFL record for losses by a head coach.
Despite all of that, there was talks earlier this season about Fisher possibly receiving an extension. Those talks still may be happening, as Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff recently said it is unfair to judge Fisher on his record alone, via Frank Schwab of Yahoo! Sports:
“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 told Steve Wyche of NFL.com. “It was different than any team in the NFL.”
“He’s a terrific leader of men,” Demoff told NFL.com. “Players, coaches and 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 that he’s due.”
Along with the poor record and another year of failing to reach the postseason, Fisher was also recently involved in an incident with Rams Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson in which he reportedly banned Dickerson from the sidelines during games because of some of his recent critical comments of Fisher and the team.
Dickerson did not take kindly to that as he said that he will not attend any more Rams games as long as Fisher is still coaching the team.
In 22 seasons as an NFL head coach Fisher has reached the postseason just six times, made the Super Bowl just once and has never won a Super Bowl Championship.
Many also believed he has mismanaged rookie quarterback Jared Goff, sitting him for the first 10 weeks of the season in favor of journeyman Case Keenum.
The only people whose opinions of Fisher matter though is Demoff, general manager Les Snead and owner Stan Kroenke, who are all apparently big fans of Fisher as he may soon be receiving that extension.