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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
 
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Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Jeff Fisher is done with his initial meetings with the Dolphins and St. Louis Rams and he will decide between the two next week, according to ESPN.

Fisher apparently said idependently or told the network he won't decide between the two teams until next week, which suggests he'll take the weekend to think things through. He also said the decision is, as has been reported here, between Miami and St. Louis exclusively.

Both teams are hopeful of landing Fisher.

Why?

Simple: Both know he can do the job. Fisher has been a successful NFL head coach.

But both teams are continuing with their coach search. The Dolphins today are hosting Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. The Rams are similarly continuing with their interview process. But everyone both teams are interviewing that is not named Fisher pretty much comes with this warning:

None have any NFL head coach experience. So in that regard, the teams are hoping these candidates can be head coaches.

See the difference?

Fisher is known to be able to do the job. The other candidates, the teams hope they can do the job. The Rams have Bradford, the Fins have Matt Moore. I'm a Dolphins fan and I think it's going to be a tretch for the Fins to be relevant in the AFC East until Tom Brady retires unless there is a way for them to trade up and draft RG III or Andrew Luck.







Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:52 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Fisher wont be coaching for that long, so he will go to the team that gives him the best chance to win early!  That said...and the weak division that the Rams are in, that seems like the best chance.  Still think if I was Fisher....I wouldnt want either job!

It's only weak because of the Rams! San Francisco went 13-3 and Seattle and Arizona were both ~.500. The NFC East is what you'd call a weak division right now, sort of like the West a year ago. It constantly fluctuates. The Rams will need A LOT of help if they ever wish to win the West.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:41 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

All these teams drooling over a coach, that led his team to One superbowl appearance? Seems like a good coach, that is going to command a huge salary, when teams could probably get as much of a quailty coach, for alot less dollars.



Since: Apr 20, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:35 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Fisher wont be coaching for that long, so he will go to the team that gives him the best chance to win early!  That said...and the weak division that the Rams are in, that seems like the best chance.  Still think if I was Fisher....I wouldnt want either job!



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:04 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Both teams need work, both owners are willing to spend. I would imagine money is not going to be an issue either way. The question really becomes which team left him with the best impression. I think the Rams have a clear advantage if the GM factor is important to Fisher. With the Rams he can have input to who that guy is. With Miami Ireland is in place. Maybe he takes the Rams job and trades the #2 to Miami? I hope Ross was working that angle. :)



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Hey 99'Rams, I think you put it well.  I agree that St. Louis sounds like a fit considering recent past.  There's just something about Fisher and Miami that don't seem to match as well, but maybe it's all the hype personalities in the town, something Fisher admirably is not.  Would either ownership support him any better?  It'd be nice to have the kind of backing just demonstrated for Reid, but that's not the norm!



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 4:00 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

No State tax in Florida either
 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:59 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

StL Qb good..not great and RB is always broke down and in the shop....its a coin flip if you ask me.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:48 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

patriots/jets/bills or seahawks/cardinals/49ers? QB vs no QB? average runner or great runner? have gm already or pick your own gm? add in the 2nd pick of the draft and this seems like a no brainer. yes, the weather is nice in miami but having to compete w/ the heat and the whole new look marlin thing could suck alot money away from the dolphins. the dolphins may be offering more money but how much more? stan kroenke has deep pockets too so i wouldnt think theres too much dispairaty in money. the rams had alot of key injuries this year including the entire O-line and the entire defensive secondary. bradford did take a beating but thats bc they were pulling people outa the stand to play offensive tackle. we tried coordinators the last 3 times and didnt work. rams need some1 like fisher badly and think it would be a good fit. 



Since: Jun 13, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:42 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

In a surprising move, Jeff Fisher announced earlier today that he will be the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars...


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