Jeff Fisher Is a Prime Candidate for Head Coaching Job with St. Louis Rams

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIJanuary 2, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS - JANUARY 02:  Jeff Fisher the Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans watches play during NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 2, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The St. Louis Rams made it very clear that they plan on going in a whole new direction, as they fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney. 

Where could the new direction lay? Perhaps by hiring former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.

NBC Sports is reporting that Fisher will interview for the Rams head coaching job sometime this week, and I figure that he'll be not only a prime candidate for the St. Louis job, but he'll be a hot commodity on the open market this offseason. 

During Spagnoulo's time in St. Louis, he posted a pitiful 10-38 record in three seasons, and it appeared that the franchise was just treading water and not improving whatsoever. Perhaps the only bright moment of Spag's time in St. Louis was the development of quarterback Sam Bradford, but he struggled tremendously this past season. 

Fisher spent 17 seasons as the Houston Oilers and the Tennessee Titans head coach, as he posted an impressive 142-120 record while leading his team to one Super Bowl. With Fisher at the helm, his team's average finish is a decent 2.5; his teams are usually contenders for their division title. 

There have been no further reports on Fisher, besides that he wants to coach again, according to NBC Sports

With so many head coaching jobs opening up, I believe Fisher will likely land somewhere other than St. Louis, possibly a team like the San Diego Chargers or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers


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