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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: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:05 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

St. Louis. Book it.

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 7:04 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Not to mention the NFC West is hardly the AFC East. Patriots & Jets are better than the 49ers, Seahawks & Cardinals. Established coaches in the AFC East, but the NFC West has the most recent head coach hires.

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:52 pm
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Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:51 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Wow you guys don't have a clue what you are talking about. First of all the whole rams o-line was hurt or done for the year. 2nd Bradford was playing hurt 70% of the time. 3rd jackson pulled up hurt when he scored a td against the eagles in week one.

I honestly don't thing Spags should have been fired, they had the toughest schedule this year and injuries killed this team.

Don't be busting on my Rams when you don't know a damn thing about them. Bradford will be a top of the line qb also.
You all better hope you get manning because thats the only shot you will have at a qb!   

Maybe Marino will come back for you all... Oh wait he didn't win a superbowl either. Wait maybe you can call Greese up to qb your team next year! Didn't he win a title in 72???      

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:42 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

For all of these coaches past and present.  What's the common denominator that they all are looking for?  A franchise QB.  Gruden and Cower keep looking for that perfect fit.  They want a QB to build around.  If Fisher goes to Miami, then he is not interested in post season success.  He's just looking for a payday.  If that's what he wants then god bless and move on.  If he is as good as everyone says he is then he will go to the team with the best chane to win.  That team is St. Louis. 

Dude, your a moron...Bradford sucks and Miami has an awesome defence and last I checked Miami won way more games than the Rams! St.Louis needs help everywhere and not to mention, if your gonna coach the Ram's, you actually have to live in St.Louis! HMMMM...St.Louis or Miami...not much of a choice there

Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:30 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

You are pathetic and obviously dont know anything about football and let me teach you my son.

Lets compare teams shall we?

Ok if theres one position that St-Louis might have a little more pottential is at QB besides that what else???

Miami has one of the most potent defense in the league and has proven it.

St-Louis defense sucks BIG time and is way too young without leadership, meaning no Veterans to teach them the ropes.

Now on offense, Miami has too many targets on this team and personaly I cant hate on Moore cause he stepped in and took charge of this offense.

How many teams can you name me this year had a WR and RB went over 1000 yards in a season? Not only go over but with a 2nd string QB making it happen? That answer is one and its Miami.

I read a comment earlier about Fisher getting old and should go to a better team. Miami is that team and what really gets to me is how nobody takes this team serious. Not only cause im a fan but we havent had a legitement coach since Shula left South Beach.

We need coaching and management change.

This teams has lots of potential and could be good for a long time.

Also what I find hilarious is on how people keep saying the pats this the pats that. Lets not forget about week 16 when Miami should of beaten them.

I talked about Matt Moore in being a good QB and stepping in and taking control. Thats exactly what good back ups are meant to do when needed. I like Moore alot, hes a good backup but aint a starter.

I see Miami in this upcoming draft eighter trying for Luck, if Luck cant happen manning will be on his way here. Fisher will do the right decision and hopefuly looks at the potential that Miami has.

Personaly I see the future in Miami being full of surprises and will shock all you none believers cause this team will be for real come next season.

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:23 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Not to mention if he went to the Rams, he'd be coaching in a crappy division that just watched the 49ers go 13-3 with Alex Smith and a first year coach. As a Fins fan, I'm hoping for the best - if not Fisher, someone who can bring FOOTBALL excitement back to South Beach.

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:14 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

whats so special about Sam Bradford?

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 6:12 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Why is everyone calling Bradford a "franchise" QB? It can't be just because he was the first overall pick a couple of years ago, or else JaMarcus Russell would be a "franchise" QB. It's not the stats. He wasn't that good his rookie season, and he regressed even after the team got Denver's best WR (something Miami did to better effect a year earlier).

Then again, Fisher isn't a "franchise" coach either.

Miami was in a good groove at the end, closing out the year 6-3. It reminds me of Detroit last year, when they finished strong and that helped set the stage for this year's playoff push. I don't think EITHER team is anywhere close to playoff bound, but at least Miami can be there in 2-3 years. St. Louis will need a LOT of work, and drafting Blackmon or an OT with the 2nd overall isn't going to be enough.


Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:53 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I really hope he comes to St. Louis.. but now I see they are going to force Bradford on him & Jackson.  Jackson is the biggest wimp in the NFL.. he's bigger than most running backs yet runs out of bounds or just goes down on the 1st tackle.  Bad arm Bradford is another story.. they over hyped this guy and the media still rides his nuts.. mostly because they don't want to be wrong.. especially so early in his career.  The Rams need to allow Fisher to come in & clean house.. also.. pay that man.

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