The Rams struggled after their return to Los Angeles, where they played from 1946 -1 994 before shipping off to St. Louis. Going 4-9 and firing the head coach-and-four mid-season probably isn’t what Los Angeles football fans were hoping for when the team moved back.
It’s particularly bizarre, considering Fisher signed a contract extension last week.
“He has worked tireless despite some challenging circumstances, ” the Rams said in a statement. “He played an integral role in helping this squad construct history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization.”
Despite the 165 loss, fans are pointing to another win-loss statistic.
HBO‘s Hard Knocks documented the Rams’ training camp this summer and captured Fisher telling his squad that he wouldn’t settle for a 7-9 record.
It rapidly became a running gag among football fans.
Well, Fisher’s last loss with the Rams set them at 4-9 on the season with you guessed it three games left. So naturally, fans jumped on the opportunity to bring up the 7-9 speech.
I want the interim coach-and-four to say that he’s “going to finish what Jeff Fisher started and finish the season 7-9. “
Sigh Hersh( pending) (@ Ugarles) December 12, 2016
Expect the search for Jeff Fishers replacement to take 7-9 weeks.
Jesse Spector (@ jessespector) December 12, 2016
In my intellect, Fisher would have won his final 3 games
7-9 forever, baby
Eric Edholm (@ Eric_Edholm) December 12, 2016
@sportspickle Jeff Fisher was informed of government decisions earlier today, some time between 7-9.
D McGill (@ dmcgill1 1) December 12, 2016
Fisher was right. He won’t be going 7-9, because he doesn’t have a job anymore.
But that doesn’t entail the Rams won’t.