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Fisher faces classic choice

Posted on: January 6, 2012 1:24 pm
Jeff Fisher will make a decision soon and I'm told, for the moment, there's no clear favorite.

A source familiar with Fisher's thinking tells me Fisher's representation has discussed financial parameters of a deal with both Miami and St. Louis and for now Fisher is "completely torn" about where to go.

The source said Fisher would likely become one of the top five highest paid coaches in football if he went to the Dolphins. The source also said the deal Fisher's representation is discussing with the Rams may not be as lucrative. However, during his meeting with the Rams, I'm told, Rams officials pushed on Fisher the idea that he'd have a franchise quarterback in place.

In Miami, Fisher could make more money. With the Rams, he might have an easier route to a title because that team has a solid quarterback situation (not to mention a great running back situation).

People who know Fisher well say cash isn't foremost on his mind which is why Rams seem to be the likely landing spot.

But again, Fisher is genuinely torn, I'm told, and hasn't made a concrete decision.

And as I've reported before he is still looking to make a decision sometime early next week and though it remains unlikely don't be surprised if a surprise team jumps into the fray at the last second.

Category: NFL
Tags: Dolphins, Fisher, NFL, Rams

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:31 am

Fisher faces classic choice

i agree about the Dolphins front office woes we should have fired ireland this year also and go out and get bill polian as our Gm let him build us way he did the Colts and then i think Fisher would have already said yes had we had better Gm in place

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:27 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Brady Quinn Really? he wasnt good enough to win the Browns job he couldnt beat Kyle Orton or Tim Tebow for the Denver job why would we want someone that isnt good enough to start ahead of Tebow? We go another season with Matt Moore and hope to land Barkley next year bc to many other teams vying for the spot to get griffin or Luck

Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 9:08 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Let's see ... a team with a long and present history of front office dysfunction that even a respected pro football czar such as Bill Parcells bailed on, who have 2 different people interviewing different coaching candidates or a situation where you will be the man in charge and have input on who your general manager will be, with plenty of cap space for this year and beyond and an owner who is a proven winner in professional sports?  I don't think Stan Kroenke gets outbid by anyone.

Since: Nov 10, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:53 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Well, have you ever walked along South Beach in January?

Fisher is an ex-football player and Miami is not only the land of endless summer, it is the land of a million bikinis!  Not much of a choice here between Miami and 'corn fed' St. Louis!

As far as the QB situation, he can trade Miami's first pick and get a good QB.  Perhaps Brady Quinn will be available.  Might even be able to get some guy named Manning.

I don't know about Jeff, but in this case I'll follow the lead of my Congressman and go for the Snow Crab & Bikinis!      

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:14 am

Fisher faces classic choice

It's not just the QB - which I've read Fisher thinks is ok but not drooling over - it's the whole makeup of the current teams compared to Fisher's personal preferences.

Fisher is a 4-3 defense guy: he's converted 3-4's to 4-3 before.  And he'd have to do it again in Miami.  That means the outside linebackers and linemen may not fit.  Also, he's likely to prefer less spread-offense, more "standard" offense sets.  That would reduce Reggie Bush's value and Daniel Thomas may not be able to pick up the slack.

On the other hand, the Rams already play the 4-3 and have some good personnel in place that fit that D.  On offense they have a potential high-level QB, RB, and decent WRs in place.

So I don't think Fisher is torn over the QB alone.  With the Dolphins he'd have to remold the entire team to fit his vision where he's already half-way there with the Rams.

Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 4:04 am

Fisher faces classic choice

He can get a QB, he can get an RB. Rams are overrated.
They are 10-38 over the last 3 years.
Tell me how the hell that is overrated???

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:01 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Why do we assume the Rams are not offering tha same $$ as the Fins? South Beach or St. Louis? I will take the endless summer, thank you very much.

Since: Mar 5, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:54 am

Fisher faces classic choice

This might be the worst comment I've ever seen.  You can't just "get" a starting RB and QB like it's nothing.  And the Rams are the worst team in the NFL--far from overrated.  What a stupid comment...

Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 2:02 am

Fisher faces classic choice

It's still not too late to go to SD and offer your services. Please. Help get that loser Norv out. Maybe the Cowboys would hire him back. Fisher, Cowher, Billick, Chucky or Dungy would all make a better choice as a head coach. Some others that could outcoach Norv: Jim Mora, Iron Mike Ditka, Dennis Green, Marty Schottenheimer, Dick Vermeil, Joe Paterno, Steve Spurrier, Jimmie Johnson, Barry Switzer(maybe even Alfalfa Switzer, that our gang had a mean team), Erik Mangini, Mike Singletary, John Madden, and just about anyone with a pulse other than Mike Martz(another overrated coordinator). Some of those may be a stretch but at least trying to win with a new coach is better than being medicre with this talented team. Someone should tell Spanos that a Negative(Norv) and a positive(the team) = a negative. Being undefeated or almost undefeated in december doesn't mean crap if you are watching the games from your living room because you blow game after game in September, October, and November. I will take being 15-1 and losing the 1st round of the playoff over being 7-9, 8-8 and praying to get in the playoffs.

Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: January 7, 2012 1:43 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Jackson is going to be 29 so in today's NFL he MIGHT have 2-3 good years left (I emphasize MIGHT because he has had quite a few medical problems already) and Bradford didn't exactly burn up the league this year!  Miami has a much better surrounding cast in place.  The Rams are way short on playmakers and their Defense SUCKS!  All the Fins really need to be perenial play-off contenders again is a Franchise QB which they are sure to get either this year or next year (with a plethora of great QBs entering the draft)!  Come South Fish - The Fish need you!  We'll SHOW YOU THE MONEY!

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