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Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Posted on: January 12, 2012 8:48 am
 
FisherBy Josh Katzowitz

By the end of Thursday, this post could be obsolete. Hell, it might be outdated by the end of breakfast.

Or Jeff Fisher could continue making us wait as he tries to figure out his next move and whether he wants to be the coach of the Rams or the Dolphins. While at least one person on Twitter speculated that Fisher was stalling so he could determine what new Colts general manager Ryan Grigson and owner Jim Irsay will do with coach Jim Caldwell, NFL.com is speculating that Fisher’s most likely option involves him taking his talents to South Beach.

Fisher interviewed with the Rams and Dolphins last week, and apparently since then, he’s been torn on which job to take.

Some believe the Dolphins can offer more money, but others think that the Rams already have a franchise quarterback in Sam Bradford that could make Fisher’s transition easier. Some theorize that Fisher isn’t all that fond of Bradford, while others wonder how enthralled he’d be with the Dolphins organizational structure. He might not like the possibility of St. Louis moving to Los Angeles, and, I don’t know, maybe he’s worried about how much of his money will go to buying sunscreen in south Florida.

But Jason La Canfora’s sources tell him that, “one of the issues holding up a deal between Fisher and the Rams is compensation … Fisher is seeking to be among the higher-paid coaches in the league, in the range of $7 million per season … Rams owner Stan Kroenke has not displayed a willingness to reach that stratosphere to this point.”

Either way, it seems like Fisher’s decision could come soon. Maybe even before you’re done reading this post.

Until then, check out this week’s latest coaching news and rumors post.

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Comments

Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Any chance Miami is telling him that they'll trade for Peyton Manning?

I think that may be exactly what is happening. How can you pass up a chance to coach Manning.




Since: Sep 24, 2006
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

If I am the decision-maker for either the St. Louis or Miami franchise then I decide I want nothing to do with Jeff Fisher ... a man who has had an entire season off ... and still cannot make a decision.  Why would I want someone indecisive to coach my team?  IMO, his indecision is really more about can he commit to do it all over again.  And the fact the money may be the deciding factor ... all the wrong reasons.  Time to get out of the Jeff Fisher business.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Why do people think that this guy is a great coach? What has he ever won?? Am I missing something? He should be able to get the Dolphins to .500, maybe a 9-7/10-6 team AT BEST.  That's all he's ever done.  He's not a top coach.  Just because you've been coaching for so long does not make you a great coach! As a Pats fan, I say overpay him as much as you want, go ahead!


I'm in no way defending Jeff Fisher. 7 Million a year is crazy, but I have a question for you. Name the top 6 players he coached in his 16 year hc tenure. First try to off the top of your head before you use google. This goes out to anyone who criticizes someone who worked for an owner who once paid elvin bethea his signing bonus with cattle.



Since: Dec 31, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 12:09 pm
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Big money and one of the toughest divisions in the NFL or good money and the softest division in the NFL with a franchise QB? The L.A. (whoops) St.Louis Rams seem to give Fisher the most weapons at his disposal. Bradford has had injury woes yes but he is a franchise quarterback. Give him a receiver or two and some blocking and things will improve.
Let's break it down by divison:

AFC East:
The Patriots and Jets are always going to be a tough rival and Bills might might be heading towards doing more than circling the wagons around mediocrity.

NFC West:
Seattle  and San Francisco are headed upwards but can stumble at anytime. The only thing the Cardinals do consistently is underachieve.

South Beach is a better all around place to be opposed to St. Louis (L.A., who the hell wants to live there ?). But Fisher isn't worried about the weather.
Go to St. Louis and right the ship with the fewest holes.



Since: Apr 11, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:22 am
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Must be nice to have friends in the media that will do your salary negotiating for you.

Disgraceful "story". 


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Since: Jan 12, 2012
Posted on: January 12, 2012 11:15 am
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Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:58 am
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Like the folks at The Onion said when he was done in Tennessee: 

"Jeff Fisher goes out on top as the guy who lost the Super Bowl 11 years ago" 

lol

However, it will be nice to see him back though in some way ... now where? 




Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:57 am
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

I like Jeff Fisher, but no way should he be paid even in the top 5.  I would love to have him as a defensive co.  Record wise, he is an average coach. But hey, get what you can Jeff, there are a lot of over paid players in the league.  



Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:56 am
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

If the offer in gross dollars is equal from both the Rams and Dolphins...it means the Dolphins offer is already more because Florida has no state income tax. 

What makes this guy so desirable anyway? 

Miami should have just kept Sporano.  The players seem to like him, but more importantly, they played hard for him.  There are plenty of teams that would like to have the effort(s) that Miami's players give.

The lack of a deep threat WR...and a QB that can get it to one...seems to be the two problems that are keeping the Dolphins from being a contender.

As usual, Miami will have another year facing an uphill battle.  They'll have to waste another year learning another system, while what is now a good offensive line and a VERY good defense, gets a year older.

It's been over TEN years since Marino left...and the assorted guys running the show haven't been able to put a deep threat combination on the field in all that time. 

Bleah.





Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: January 12, 2012 10:49 am
 

Sounds like Fisher is leaning toward Miami

Why do people think that this guy is a great coach? What has he ever won?? Am I missing something? He should be able to get the Dolphins to .500, maybe a 9-7/10-6 team AT BEST.  That's all he's ever done.  He's not a top coach.  Just because you've been coaching for so long does not make you a great coach! As a Pats fan, I say overpay him as much as you want, go ahead!


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