Despite just signing a two-year extension with the Los Angeles Rams, the Rams made things official Monday as they announced that Jeff Fisher was going to be fired.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke said the decision to let Fisher go was a difficult one.
“Making a decision such as this — especially during the season — is one of the most difficult in sports,” Kroenke said in a statement. “I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend. He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. However, this is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans’ expectations.”
Special teams coordinator John Fassel will serve as the team’s interim coach for the final three games of the season, beginning on Thursday against at Seattle.
During his 22 years of coaching, Jeff Fisher is 173-165-1. And to put his all-time loss record in perspective, he tied Dan Reeves even though he’s coached in 18 fewer regular-season games.
Fisher literally tried everything and even a quarterback switch wasn’t the solution for this bad, bad Rams offense. Running back Todd Gurley even expressed his frustrations comparing the Rams offense to a “middle-school offense.”
And Gurley’s comments aren’t far off as the Atlanta Falcons six touchdowns on Sunday are more touchdowns than the Rams scored in all of Los Angeles’s six games at home.