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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: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 9:23 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Freeman again proves he knows nothing about football. A better QB and RB situation? Steven Jackson is a great back, but he will soon be on the wrong side of 30 and Bradford regressed this year. Bradford definitely did not look like a QB that can lead a team to a title. Matt Moore played way better and he was considered the 2nd string QB going into the season. Reggie Bush will never be the back that Jackson is, but I guarantee you he has a lot more tread left on his tires. I have read Freeman's crap since he wrote for the Times Union, until the readers ran him out of town, and yet he gets a national audience for his dribble now. Why? It is definitely not for his knowledge of the game.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:34 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Fisher spent his entire HC career working for a know-nothing, meddling, extremely tight-fisted owner. Bud Adams would typically not pay for talent so Fisher and his staff were constantly in the position of developing young, 'no-name' players. Once they did and those player began to play well enough to command better salaries, Adams would hang in for a year or two, then "clean house" and the cycle would start over again. The rest of the league understands this and that is why Fisher is so well thought of in NFL front offices. 

Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:28 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I believe that Jeff will sign with the team that rhymes the most with "Bears" : "Ram-airs" or "Dolphin-airs".  Any doubters???

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:24 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Fisher should hold out until Andy Reid is fired in Philly. 

That way he can reunite with Vince Young.

Since: Sep 13, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:05 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

He is goin to Indy

Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 8:02 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Well, Fisher had to be boring when you have a QB that couldn't pass in Vince Young. And Fisher never had the greatest amount of talent so when he did make the Super Bowl, it was because of his coaching. Bud Adams was a cheap skate too. If you give Fisher really good talent and a QB that can really pass for a change, you won't see that boring offense your refering to and then you'll see just how good Fisher is as a coach. All the insiders know how good he is. That's why there are teams lining up to interview him.

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:49 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

miami = better team at this point

stl = better long range and future potential not to mention the 2 pick

stl = more dough weaker division

he goes to stl but i would be going to south beach and all the honey!     

Since: Dec 27, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:42 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Highly unlikely Manning is coming to Miami though would be great story. A trade will not happen. His contract blows out the salary cap. The only way he is going anywhere is if Colts release him which is unlikely based on the fact Polian was fired in a "family decision". Colts are likely to draft Luck and have him sit ala Rodgers behind Farve. Not the best decision but the likely one. having said that I would take the Dolphins job. Being from L.A. And being screwed by Rams (as St. Louis fans will be when they go back to L.A.) other then when Vermiel was there they have been nothing but mediocre at best and I am not sold on Bradford or or Jackson going forward. Jackson is beginning to show the signs of an over the hill back. Nothing personal it happens to everyone. No defying age especially for running backs who are becoming more interchangeable then ever. Miami actually had better record with same injury problems. Jets are a mess and Patriots a little older. Miami may not win division but wild card is certainly achievable. Plus Miami? Please. Nothing against St. Louis but Miami is much nicer place to live and work. Also much better history then Lambs. I know Lamb fans will say I am just disgruntled former Lamb fan (totally true) but the facts are the facts. At least Frontiere the show girl is no longer in control(god rest her soul). She totally messed the franchise up and screwed Steve Rosenbloom. I am old enough to remember how it went down. Carroll Rosenbloom screwed the pooch on that one (god rest his soul).

Since: Feb 16, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:20 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Why is he considered a coach worthy of a top 5 salary?  1 Superbowl appearance?  Boring offense, no innovation, and he plays it far too safe.  I will give him credit for being a mans man, and making sure it's known he's the boss, but it takes more than that to win, or to be considered a superbowl contendor.  Bad choice, better to go after a seasoned assistant of a team that runs things correctly. 

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:07 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

 I would wait. Miami's owner is inexperienced, and celebrity obsessed. Not the most stable situation for Fisher. Rams ownership is in transition, may not be around in a couple of seasons ( Rams owner ship still has not resolved the Georgia Frontier estate?). There are a lot better organizations out there.
 Fisher should wait a year, while Norv FINALLY wears out his welcome in San Diego, nice city, good situation w/ Phillip Rivers.

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