Eric Dickerson meets with Rams, still thinks Jeff Fisher should be fired

When Rams coach Jeff Fisher isn't busy trying to avoid some "7-9 bulls--t" (they're currently 4-7), he's informing Hall of Famer and former Rams great Eric Dickerson that he's not welcome around the team if he doesn't have anything nice to say.

Specifically, here's what Fisher told reporters on Tuesday: "[Dickerson's] welcome -- he's always been welcome as it was documented in things that I said. I want him to be around, want him to be part of this family like we have with everybody else."

As Fisher continued, here's the caveat: "As I told him in the conversation, you can't have it both ways, you can't be critical and then come back and ask for this, and ask for that. That's just common sense. And we got it resolved. Again, based on that last conversation I had with him and the text, it was resolved."

But is it resolved? Sort of. But it also sounds like some lingering tensions remain.

"I had a very good meeting with Kevin Demoff [on Thursday]," Dickerson said Friday on SportsCenter, via ESPN.com. "We talked for almost three hours, trying to resolve things ... the conversation went well. I think we got some things resolved. He said, 'You're always part of the organization.'"

That was the highlight for Dickerson, who reiterated that he hasn't changed his opinion about the Rams' underachieving ways under Fisher.

"One thing with me -- If I say something, I stand by it," Dickerson explained. "I will not go back to the games as long as Jeff Fisher is there. ... I don't have a vendetta against Jeff at all. I give Demoff credit for saying, 'We want to try to get this issue straightened out, we want you to come back ... you're more than welcome to come back.'"

Also at issue: Dickerson feels like Fisher was disrespectful when the two talked in a phone conversation.

"It was like I'm a kid and he's putting me on notice," Dickerson said, who also thinks Fisher has worn out his welcome with the team.

"I think this football team would do better without Jeff. That's just my opinion," he said. "He's had five years to turn this team around and he's had all losing seasons."

Fisher is 31-43-1 since taking over the Rams in 2012. He has never had a winning season in St. Louis, and now Los Angeles, and Fisher's teams have a .430 winning percentage, 26th in the league since 2012. Just as depressing: The Rams' point differential from 2012-15 is negative-145 (it has been negative each season), and that ranks 25th in the league.

But according to Demoff, Fisher's not going anywhere.

"Everybody will want to judge Jeff through the prism of just the record, but that's totally unfair when you look at the set of circumstances he was handed this year," Demoff told NFL.com this week. "It was different than any team in the NFL."

This doesn't explain the four previous years of sub-mediocre football.

CBS Sports Writer

Ryan Wilson joined CBS Sports in June 2011. He covers the NFL and NFL Draft for CBSSports.com and CBS Sports HQ, and is a regular on the Pick Six Podcast. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from... Full Bio

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