With the Los Angeles Rams in the midst of yet another three-game losing streak, it has become apparent their issues lie deeper than just what is on the field.
After months of speculation, the Rams inauspiciously announced two-year extensions for both head coach Jeff Fisher and general manager Les Snead. While there is plenty of blame to go around for the team’s woes, Fisher seemingly threw some shade toward Snead while talking about the extension according to Albert Breer of MMQB:
“I’m so busy here, I was honestly unaware he was extended. I’m being honest with you, we’re just working here,” Fisher said. “I look at this as being my responsibility, the win-loss record. We need to do a better job from a personnel standpoint. We’ve had some unfortunate things take place with some high picks in Stedman Bailey and Tre Mason and those kinds of things you don’t anticipate, but we’re moving forward.”
Fisher’s comments have sparked debate about who exactly is making the executive decisions within the Rams organization. When Fisher hit free agency in 2012, the Rams were pitted against the Dolphins for the veteran coach’s services. He ultimately chose the Rams because he was told he would have the final say in personnel decisions. Snead signed in tandem with Fisher that same offseason and the Rams have compiled a 31-43-1 record since.
This has sparked debate about whether or not the duo is capable of taking this team to the next level in a city that expects nothing less than a great show on Sundays. Although rumors have swirled about the concreteness of the extensions, it seems both Fisher and Snead will have another season to prove themselves for now.