Los Angeles Rams Fire Head Coach Jeff Fisher After Five Seasons

Via Last Word on Pro Football, by Jay Bowman

Black Monday has come early for the Los Angeles Rams. They have announced that they have fired head coach Jeff Fisher after five seasons. Fisher complied just a 4-9 start to this year. This news was announced by the Rams via this tweet:

Los Angeles Rams Fire Head Coach Jeff Fisher After Five Seasons

The Rams also released a statement from owner Stan Kroenke on the firing of Fisher saying in part:

“Making a decision such as this – especially during the season – is one of the most difficult in sports,”… “I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend.

“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. Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step to bringing us closer to that goal.”

Jeff Fisher finishes his Rams career with a 4-9 record this year. That follows a 7-8-1 record in 2012, a 7-9 record in 2013, a 6-10 record in 2014 and a 7-9 record last year for a total of 31-45-1 record as the head coach of the LA Rams. Fisher has not had a winning season since 2008 when he was the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

Fisher had recently confirmed that he had signed a contract extension during the offseason to keep him with the team for three more years. The Rams will have to pay Fisher for that contract now that he is no longer with the team. The Rams will have a press conference at 6 PM Eastern Time where the Rams Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Demoff, will speak.

More information as we get it.