In Search of Jeff Fisher: the Dolphins and Rams are Still Waiting on a Coach

The news leaked last week that Fisher was likely considering Miami, but was interviewing in St. Louis. Then, over the weekend, Jay Glazer said Fisher was about to take the Rams job, according to Glazer, “within the next 24-48 hours.” Over those 2 days, instead, we heard reservations that Fisher has over whether the Rams will relocate.

So what is going on? During this time, Kansas City and Jacksonville have hired new coaches, Oakland has entered the coaching market (I doubt there is any interest there from either side), and Indianapolis has officially hired a new GM, Ryan Grigson. The suspicion here is that the sources were all emanating from the Fisher camp, not the teams, and were designed to put pressure to increase the bidding, even as no decision was reached. The other option, or one in conjunction with that, is Fisher is trying to hold out to see if the Colts and the first overall pick are interested now that the new GM is in place.

The National Football Post reported that Fisher could be in line to make upwards of 8 million per year with the Dolphins and get the title of Executive Vice President, with authority over GM Jeff Ireland. Pardon me, but if there was any doubt, if these reports are true, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is a fool. Fisher isn’t the second coming of Don Shula plus Bill Walsh. He is a coach that is safe and stable, but has made the playoffs a league average amount of times in his career. If that is true, though, the Rams would be the winners by moving on. If it is just another planted leak, even if untrue, from the Fisher camp to increase an offer from St. Louis, they should probably move on anyway. Let him enjoy his big retirement paycheck and under .500 record in South Beach.

[photo via Getty]


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