Wow, talk about mailing in a press conference.
He says that every week. What else is new.
...I am ill now....am going to lay down now
Wow! That was inspiring .. I can understand how a coach might not wish to reveal the particulars with regard to game planning to the media. However, Jeff did not inspire confidence as to whether or not he believes he has a remedial plan that might actually work. "Shoot, we'll fix that" comes to mind.
I was really glad Stan K. hired Fisher, and loved the fact that players around the league wanted to play for him. That said, I'd be lying if I said my confidence in him and the rest of the coaching staff (Schotty and Walton in particular) wasn't severely shaken. We are all hoping Jeff can make some meaningful corrections, but can he really without replacing some of his staff?
Right now the good ship Rams is trying to ride out a storm, but is heading dangerously close to the rocks. Can Fish get it back on course in time? I certainly hope he can by hook or by crook. Maybe the Jags will provide the tonic we so desperately need. On the other hand we could end up being theirs ..
I know everybody is massively disappointed by Thursday night's game preceded by the Dallas game. But honestly, who would you rather have as our coach? Jeff's strength is that he doesn't get too high at the the good things or too low about the bad things. That consistency is what makes him a good coach for our players. I know there are those coaches who scream to inspire or shout to reprimand, but Jeff isn't like that that's perhaps why players like playing for him. I still think he's one of the smarter coaches in the NFL and past few weeks haven't changed that. Have we all forgotten how when things got bad with Scott Linehan the team almost mutinied against him, remember Marc Bulger shouting at him on the sidelines. I don't see that happening with Fisher under any circumstances.
I'm as disappointed as the rest of my fellow clanners, but what can Fisher say? "We suck, let's postpone the season". No, we'll get through this and be respectable once again this season. Between Jeff, Les and Kevin a contingency plan will be developed and the Rams win a lot more games this season. I'm not being idealistic, I just see a strong management team here and remain faithful. There's a lot of talent on this team it just needs the proper channeling.
If he truly wants to get it fixed, then he best adjust to the team's strengths, not weaknesses.
As a fan I don’t pretend to know how to coach a professional football team period. At the same time, as fan, I can observe what occurs on the field of play, and deduce if a scheme is working or not. Something is wrong with our team now. I haven’t seen any signs of mutiny on the sidelines yet, but if we continue to try and force square pegs into round holes, I won’t be surprised if dissension occurs.
Nick succinctly phrased what many of us find extremely puzzling:
The Rams and their fans could gain a lot of mileage with a win at home over the Jags .. GO RAMS!!!
I think the difference here is that NFL teams are limited in resources (players) that could be used to strengthen a weakness. If we play to our strengths with what we have it may be a shorter term fix and solution rather than forcing and issue where we may need different personel.
i get it, i totally agree
but i do want to see improvement in the run game
though more improvement out of schottenheimer would be GREATLY appreciated, don't get cute, get first downs
3rd and 1 might be a good time to run the ball and not throw a hail mary. Oh and maybe try running it up the middle and not long stretch plays! See, right there, already improvement by sheer logic and common sense!
If Jeff really does not know what to do this is a thought, and why worry they will guess he is in to block for pass or run plays did we fool anyone yet on what we are going to do? Ah No! So just execute and don't worry about faking any one out cause we are not! Just an observation of something we could do and incorrporate immediately...