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Fisher move a no-brainer

Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:15 pm
Edited on: January 13, 2012 5:34 pm
It took Jeff Fisher days to make a decision where he would coach next, but he made the right one. In fact, Fisher to the Rams was a no-brainer.

And here's why: The Rams have a young quarterback who can be the foundation of the club. They have the second pick in this year's draft. They have cap room. And, most important, they don't have Tom Brady and Bill Belichick in their division.

Who wouldn't want that? In Miami, there's a question about who quarterbacks the team next; the ownership is, at best, questionable, with last year's mishandling of the Jim Harbaugh/Tony Sparano situation Exhibit A; and the club is in the AFC East where nobody but New England wins until Brady retires.

In the NFC West, Fisher's world is wide open. The 49ers won the division this season. The Seahawks won it last. Arizona won it the year before. I think you can see where I'm going: It's anybody's division.

In the AFC East, meanwhile, New England won it this year. New England won it last year. New England won it the year before. When you play there, you play for second ... at least  while Brady is standing.

The Rams have talent. They just don't have a lot in a couple of key areas, like offensive line and wide receiver. With a high draft position, Fisher can either choose blue-chip players at the top of each round or trade down to add a collection of choices to fill in where needed.

The key for St. Louis is rebuilding quarterback Sam Bradford after a season where his body, his offensive line, his receivers and, eventually, his confidence betrayed him. Bradford is the cornerstone of this club, and he demonstrated in his rookie season that he has the tools to be a keeper. It's up to Fisher to find that guy again.

That's easier than trying to fill the position in Miami. It's easier than trying to fill it while overcoming New England, too. Jeff Fisher made the right move for all the right reasons. I don't care how long it took him. What matters is that he did what was in his best interests.

And going to St. Louis is.

Category: NFL

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:42 pm

Fisher move a no-brainer

I could see where you were going with it, Clark, until you made the wrong conclusion. This division is going to be rough because the 49ers, Cardinals and Seahawks have all built excellent young defenses, while the Rams are badly lagging behind. Contrast that with Miami, which has to deal with the Patriots...but also has the bumbling Bills and dysfunctional Jets. Personally, I'd rather battle for second in the AFC East than sit in last in the NFC West. The Rams have a long, long way to go to catch either the Cardinals or the Seahawks, let alone think about challenging the 49ers.

Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 17, 2012 5:35 pm

Fisher move a no-brainer

This is a good move for publicity. Not sure about the talentwise. The defense is going to suffer. I can guarentee you Clark, there will be controversy.

Since: Mar 5, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 7:26 am

Fisher move a no-brainer

I've learned that when someone says "no-brainer", he's usually the one with no brains. Case in point: Clark Judge. Hey Clark, bet you a grand that Miami makes the playoffs before the Rams. No comparison on talent base.

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 13, 2012 7:11 pm
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Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:48 pm

Fisher move a no-brainer


Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: January 13, 2012 5:46 pm

Fisher move a no-brainer

He's made a mistake..Bradford is a fraud..Miami won 6 games without a franchise will be a least 4 years before St Louis is a decent team..and on top of that they might move to LA..Bad Move

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