LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams have relieved Jeff Fisher from head coaching duties, the team announced today.

“Making a decision such as this – especially during the season – is one of the most difficult in sports,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley 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. 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.”

Fisher was hired as head coach of the Rams in 2012 and has amassed a record of 31-45-1 in nearly five seasons.


  1. December 13, 2016 - 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Jeff Fisher must be the happiest guy in the NFL right now. Unfortunately, we still have to watch the sorry Rams by rule of the NFL. Who wanted these clowns back here anyway?

  2. Go Wild's Gravatar Go Wild
    December 12, 2016 - 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Usually, when a pro coach is deposed in mid-season, an assistant is given the interim job and a small boost in enthusiasm follows. I say the Rams should go all-in with the energy boost and hire Dale Ziola, the man who popularized midnight practices and other cool stunts. I can envision glow-in-the-dark jerseys and intense rap music into the wee hours, with fans invited to join in the dancing and partying.

  3. Rams on the rise's Gravatar Rams on the rise
    December 12, 2016 - 1:36 pm | Permalink

    Nick Saban anyone?

  4. NWO's Gravatar NWO
    December 12, 2016 - 1:27 pm | Permalink

    I loved him when he was coaching the Titans, but it just wasn’t working with the Rams. Now I am having second thoughts about canceling my season tickets.

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