Jeff Fisher: St. Louis Rams Wise to Target Coveted Head Coach

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 2, 2012

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 26:  Head coach Jeff Fisher of the Tennessee Titans looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 26, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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The St. Louis Rams are not wasting time in looking for a new head coach. Famed former Titans coach Jeff Fisher is reportedly set to interview for the vacancy. 

NBC Sports reports Peter King issued on air that Fisher would interview for the spot left open after Steve Spagnuolo was fired. The Rams would get a long-tenured head coach who has been targeted by a few teams since he left Tennessee. 

The St. Louis Rams followed a promising, albeit mediocre, 2010 with one of the worst finishes in the NFL. The Rams immediately parted ways with a head coach they had immense confidence in just a year prior. 

It seems St. Louis is swinging for the fences in the possible hire of Jeff Fisher. The former Titans coach is the epitome of longevity on the sidelines, spending 16 seasons with the Oilers and Titans organizations. 

The report issues that Fisher is widely assumed to want his next team to have an accomplished quarterback. That wish harkens back to the dismal last days in Tennessee where turmoil boiled over with Vince Young.

The Rams certainly have a budding young star in Sam Bradford. The one thing the team needs is added protection along the offensive line, and that can be selected as the franchise now owns the second overall draft selection. 

Another report from NBC Sports' Michael David Smith reports Fisher is indeed keen on coaching once again in the NFL. In fact, he has the Rams and Chargers at the top of his list. 

The good news for St. Louis is that they will have the first crack at the highly coveted coach. This level of hire would be tremendous for a franchise that has been mired in futility for far too long. 

Fisher would bring back a great deal of confidence in the direction the team is headed in. For once, the Rams would be on the winning side of things. Fisher is expected to interview shortly, and it is obvious that Rams fans are hoping all goes well in the process.