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Jeff Fisher and the Rams

Jeff Fisher and the Rams

Credit: AP

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2010, file photo, Tennessee Titans' Jeff Fisher looks on during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Houston. A person familiar with the Miami Dolphins' coaching search says Jeff Fisher is interviewing for the job. The person confirmed the interview to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins hadn't commented. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

by Steve Savard

KMOV.com

Posted on January 8, 2012 at 8:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Jan 8 at 8:25 PM

(KMOV) -- As of Sunday night, Jeff Fisher had not made up his mind. But, all signs point to Fisher becoming the next Rams head coach. He spent four hours at Rams Park Sunday and met with several people including Sam Bradford.

Stan Kroenke has gone all in in his pursuit of Fisher. It's a clear sign that he is as tired of losing as Rams fans are. And Kroenke will not only be shelling out big bucks for his head coach, he'll be paying through the nose for Fisher's assistants. Fisher will bring with him plenty of well known and deeply respected veteran coaches. They won't come cheap. But you know that conversation took place Thursday in Denver.  

Do I like this hire? No. I love this hire. Fisher is a no-nonsense, all about the product guy. He's good with the media, good with his players and has plenty of experience motivating millionaires and making smart game day decisions. And I'm told he doesn't sweat the small stuff, he's not a micro-manager.  

For those that wonder why he didn't have more winning seasons in Tennessee, there are a number of reasons for that. Among them--a meddling owner and salary cap issues. He had to rebuild his roster after running into salary cap issues. And he did and got the Titans back to the playoffs. The Rams' have no current cap issues and Kroenke will not meddle as Bud Adams did by ordering the team to draft Vince Young and to play him. Fisher will have the final call here on all on-field matters.

Does the hire guarantee success? Of course not. But it's the best move Kroenke could make at this time. Looking forward to my 13th season calling Rams games in 2012. Really looking forward to it.

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