Freed Roger wrote:
Sounds like it comes down to Rams and Dolphins for Fisher's services.
On Fisher -my two bits again. I never liked him as the Titan's coach, a sideline prick. He went all out in preseason games to avenge the Titan's SB loss to Rams. That turns when he becomes our prick. He's a tough competitor, and his teams reflect that. Played in a tough division. Had oddball ownership to work with in Tenn. Seems like he has a good group of assistants he wants to bring in.
So yeah, the Rams are a mess, and this sort of guy is needed. I don't think a HC novice would work. Especially since the GM is new as well. Fisher is not too far gone from the game - not like bringing back a Ditka to coach.
But, it's hard to picture Fisher picking the Rams over the Dolphins, assuming the money is comparable.
Rams future in STL is uncertain. Playing half your games in that [expletive] dome doesn't exactly inspire a football romantic.
Perhaps the main factor in the Rams favor (excluding money) is the chances for rebuilding in the NFC West is better than in the same division with Pats, Bills, Jets.
The money won't be comparable. Miami will outbid St. Louis if that's the deciding factor.
But, there's a few other chips in the Rams favor. For starters, they have their man in Bradford (I still wouldn't have passed on Suh for him, but I hold out hope he can be a solid starting QB nonetheless). I doubt Miami is sold on Matt Moore, they won't get Luck, and they probably won't get RG3. Having a QB in place is a point for the Rams. Second, that #2 overall pick for St. Louis is especially valuable with the rookie caps in place. Having Bradford + Kalil/Blackmon might seem like a steady foundation and could sway Fisher to St. Louis.
Monty Williams wrote:
"Obviously, there's one guy everybody wants, and unfortunately for them, we're going to get him."