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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: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:36 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

This is certainly piercing journalism. Someone faces a choice between a quarterback and money. Alert the media! Oh, wait, they already have.  And, we also find out that some people the "know Fisher well" don't think money is foremost on his mind. Again, enlightening. Must be a slow newsday.

Since: Feb 19, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:25 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Maybe location has something to do with it? It's hard to turn down working in Miami when the offer is on the table...

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:24 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Let's back out Lobardi to the 'Skins:  His one and only year he got them ot their first winning record in something like 15 years, from 5-9 the year before (remember: same roster except Larry Brown, no free agency).  Problem is, then he died.

Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:22 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Well, let's back out Lombardi to the 'Skins.  If I recall correctly, Lobardi coached them ot their first winning record if something like 15 years, with the same players who were 5-9 the year bofre.  Problem is, then he died.

Since: Dec 24, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:19 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I believe Bradford just needs some weapons around him to shine. Hopefully, the Rams will add his Oklahoma buddy Ryan Broyles in the third or fourth round. Take the big USC offensive lineman in first round...add a quality free agent receiver...further boost the line... and get a good tight end while they're at it.

Since: Jul 29, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:16 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. 

Since: Apr 25, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:13 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

I think both teams are heading in the right direction. I also think that Bradford is not the answer in St.Louis. To tell the truth i would rather have Moore for the simple fact that he made things happen with a sub-par offense. Soon the Rams will be seeking a runningback because of the wear and tear on Jackson. A Qb cannot anchor an offense without a good Rb unless your last name is Brady. But with that said Fisher would fit in way better with the Rams because he likes to run the ball. Look at Cris Johnsons numbers after Fisher left. If he does end up in St.Louis Jackson would be a top rb in fantasy.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:11 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Sam Bradford is overrated, and the Rams arguably have the worst personnel in the league.  I can't name a single player on offense or defense except Bradford and Jackson (who has maybe 2 years left).  If the Rams and Fins are the only 2 teams interested, then I see it as a no-brainer.  I'm not even sure if Bradford is better than Matt Moore right now.  Sure, he may be in the future.     

Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:10 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Might be more upside with the Rams....they are one of the youngest teams in the NFL. If he can fix the defense, they will be competitive

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 5:01 pm

Fisher faces classic choice

Very seldom do "good head coaches" that are recycled work out.....Jimmy Johnson in Miami.....Dennis Green in Arizona....Mike Shanahan in Washington....Vince Lombardi in Washington.....Mike Ditka in New Orleans.....I'm not saying it never works out......Bill Belichek in New England....Jon Gruden in Tampa.....Tony Dungy in Indy, but the risk far out weighs the reward....Do your homework and save yourself some money!

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