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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
 
Comments

Since: Dec 27, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:39 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

As A Dolphins fan I would love Fischer to be the next coach in Miami. That said, if I were Fischer I think that the better deal is to end up with Sam Bradford in St. Louis. Both teams have a lot of good young talent...Miami has more, except at the all-important QB position. Unless, Miami is committed to getting Robert Griffin or Matt Flynn, I would take the St. Louis job. Hopefully Fischer makes the "wrong" decision and coaches the Dolphins next year.



Since: Oct 15, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:33 pm
 

Fisher faces easy choice

No question I am biased as a Dolphins fan, but no quarteback is worth anything if he doesn't play because his line sucks and is always on his a**.  Going off 2011 stats Sam Bradford completed 53.3% of his passes with 6 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 6 games. Matt Moore completed 60.5% of his passes with 16 touchdowns and 9 interceptions in 12 games.  70.5 passer rating for Bradford vs. 87.1 for Moore.  

Yes the rams will probably draft a lineman and beef up in the off season but to say that Jeff Fisher will go to the Rams because they have a "franchise" QB is silly.  That "franchise" QB threw less touchdowns/game, more interceptions/per game, completed a lower percentage of his passes and had a lower rating than a backup for a team that is in a better division and plays better teams on the whole.  

And if you want to go deeper, Brandon Llyod is no Brandon Marshall.  Miami had a much, much better defense than St. Louis last year and could possibly make a serious play for Luck or RG3 either of which I think anyone would call a future "franchise" QB.  

So this argument is weak sauce.

HEY FISHER: the team that is better on both sides of the ball is offering you more money.  You are thinking about this???

 



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:26 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Why would he want to coach a team whose owner openly looked to replace the coach when he was still there?!!  Miami is a long way away from being a good team, they need alot of help. IMO Moore can develop into a decent QB but really what else do they have? Fisher should go to the Rams, they have a solid QB & RB already in place and the number 2 pick in the draft !

The talent base in Miami is actually pretty good, especially if we're comparing it to the Rams. Miami has receivers, talented young corners, a better offensive line, better linebackers, a better top tight end, and more depth at running back (with all do respect to my beloved Steven Jackson). Moore can develop into a decent QB, but the same could be said of Bradford, especially after this past season. It's funny how all people remember about the Dolphins in '11 is that 0-7 start. They finished the year as one of the most productive, competitive teams in the league. At no point in the entire year did the Rams do the same. The talent argument is viable if you're comparing the Dolphins to an upper echelon team, not the Rams.



Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:24 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

But to the original post, Jeff Fisher is vastly over-rated.
16+ years as the HC, and 22 games above .500, .455 in the post-season, and a nasty reputation for encouraging dirty play.
I cannot imagine it possible to be a fan of a Jeff Fisher lead team.
Why retread when there are 50 DC/OC/Assistants currently in and out of the league that are better?



Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

I'm a Dolphins fan and don't really want Fisher to begin with. But if his choice really is between more money with Miami and the roster in St. Louis, I hope he doesn't choose the money. It's a different ball game if all things were equal and money was the one thing that Miami was offering more of. But if there's a team and roster situation he's more comfortable with, then by all means, go there. Don't chase the money -- it won't end well for anyone.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:21 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

One of the most overrated head coaches in the history of the league. 6 playoff appearences in 16 years, yea he is awesome!!!! No one else would be called great with that record and don't tell me it is because of the franchise, they went to the playoffs more before he got there.



Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:18 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

NO CHOICE-

Fisher will shun any Miami offer, Why?

Money not an issue although ex ( Julie) payment every month is pretty big nut, Jeff wants to be close (semi-north) to his property in Montana. Therefore, 1st choice was da Bears (not going happen).... 2nd choice is Rams, done deal by 1/10/2012




Since: Jan 21, 2009
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:17 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Cowher overrated???? "In Cowher’s 15 seasons, the Steelers captured eight division titles, earned ten postseason playoff berths, played in 21 playoff games, advanced to six Championship games and made two Super Bowl appearances. He is one of only six coaches in NFL history to claim at least seven division titles."  Yeah, that sounds overrated to me.  Get a clue Kubbfan

9 division championships, 9 playoff losses, better regular season coach than post season.
But he is a good coach.





Since: Mar 26, 2007
Posted on: January 6, 2012 3:08 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

to say Bradford is a better QB than Moore is actually hard to say when you break it down this year. Moore finished nicely for the Dolphins is young. Bradford while i think could be a stud, has regressed. rather take a guy that is moving in a positive uptick than a regresser.. just sayin..



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 6, 2012 2:54 pm
 

Fisher faces classic choice

Why would he want to coach a team whose owner openly looked to replace the coach when he was still there?!!  Miami is a long way away from being a good team, they need alot of help. IMO Moore can develop into a decent QB but really what else do they have? Fisher should go to the Rams, they have a solid QB & RB already in place and the number 2 pick in the draft !


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