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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: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 1:29 am

Fisher faces classic choice

I don't see why the Rams are being painted as such an obvious choice if winning is more important to him than money.
I wouldn't call the Rams RB situation "great",  Jackson has a history of injury and for long term thoughts (I don't see either team as a potential serious contender until at least 2013) Jackson is creeping up on that dreaded 30th birthday (will be 29 this summer)
As for Bradford, thats some grade-A pimping done by the Rams if they really have succesfully sold him as proven franchise guy
What has he proven?..he had a good rookie year but more as a game manager than a guy carrying an offense (much closer to Roethlisberger in 04 than to Newton in 2011).  While he does have a load of legitimate excuses for his monster sophmore still happened, and having good excuses for sucking doesn't automatically make you Montana.  The Phins obviously need a lot of work but they do have some good pieces in place too.  I think he would find both gigs uniquely challenging at more or less the same level so then I an see the apparently much higher monetary offer from Miami winning the tiebreaker so to speak.

Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:44 am


He can get a QB, he can get an RB. Rams are overrated.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:22 am

Fisher faces classic choice

it appears both teams are perrenial losers. if he buys the rams spiel that bradford is a franchise quarterback, it would prove he belong there. my gut feeling is he is overrated and it doesnt matter much where he goes.

Since: Dec 10, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 12:16 am

Fisher faces classic choice

Just biding his time waiting for the Indy job to open up.

Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:59 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Two words as to why Fisher WILL be going to St.Louis. Tom Brady!!! Good day.

Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:51 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

If he goes to the Rams, I feel bad for S Jackson.  Fish had a tendency to over work hiw RB and run him into the ground.

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 11:21 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

What ownership transition?  The Rams are owned by one of the wealthiest men in America, he has ties to a little shop called Wal-Mart.  San Diego? SD has been overhyped for years, and Rivers is a POS hothead that will never win squat.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:32 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I sure didn't see that the Rams have a QB over the course of the season... looked to me like they are a a complete disaster thanks to Mr. Spagnuolo. Sam Bradford is not the future of the team, he's completely overrated. For his rookie year, they dumbed down the playbook so much and asked Bradford to take less chances with the ball. With a QB reliant offense like the McDaniels offense, he looks terrible. Kellen Clemens might be better even, I don't know.

Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 10:19 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Same old faces with the same outcome...high draft picks.  The Rams would be the place to go as the have the beginnings of a good team.

Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 9:32 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

He will go to STL for the following: Good QB, 2nd pick = Kalil, his stache can stay. Chargers would have been smart to dump Norv and go after him which would have been a no brainer for Fish.

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