Los Angeles Rams head coach, Jeff Fisher, was fired on Monday.
Fisher played in the National Football League in the early 1980’s and has been a coach in the league for over three decades. He had been the head coach of the Rams for five years, over which time he amassed a 31-45 record, a 41 percent winning rate, and no winning seasons. Fisher had to deal with moving the team from St. Louis to Los Angeles, grooming a number one pick rookie quarterback, and rumors that he and General Manager, Les Snead, were at odds throughout the season. Fisher received a contract extension before the season began and it was believed that he was going to lead the team to the 2019 season when they would move into a new stadium.
“Making a decision such as this, especially during the season, is one of the most difficult in sports,” read a statement from team owner, Stan Kroenke. “I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend. He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization. However, this is the right time to make a change, as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans’ expectations. We all are focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud.”