Why Jeff Fisher’s contract extension with Rams means pretty much nothing
Don’t cross Jeff Fisher’s name off your hot-seat list just yet. Whilethe Los Angeles Rams have signed coach Fisher to a two-year contract extension that would keep him with the team through 2018, ESPN reported it is not known whether the deal includes team options,and cautions, "As a fact, nothing is guaranteed beyond this season."IYER: Rams keep taking the Fisher baitEven with the extension in place, Fisher’s future with the Rams is “still up in the air and will largely depend on how the team plays this season and how it finishes out,” the report says.
The Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher yesterday. It wasn’t a totally shocking move, but the timing was suspect for various reasons. However, the most imminent issue with the Monday firing was the fact that the Rams are set to face the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joked around with Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay during He was also linked to the Rams this offseason but denied interest. Oldest head coach in the league jumping in on Pete Carroll addresses idea of leaving Seahawks to coach the Rams .
The Los Angeles Rams fired head coach Jeff Fisher yesterday. It wasn't a totally shocking move, but the timing was suspect for various reasons.
However, the most imminent issue with the Monday firing was the fact that the Rams are set to face the NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football.
Mid-season firings can be hard enough for a team and its players. But it only adds to the chaos when a new head coach is thrust into action with just two days to prepare.
Jeff Fisher praises 'record-setting' punt team as Rams continue to struggle
It's been a long year for the Rams.On Monday, he pointed to an unusual silver lining to this disastrous first season in the City of Angels.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had a lot to discuss during his weekly day-after-game radio show on ESPN 710 Seattle following the 33-31 defeat Sunday against Carroll explained his reasoning after the game — that he didn’t want the Rams to be able to bleed off 33 seconds before punting, leaving
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll rules out chance of taking over Rams . The Seattle Seahawks ' coach , a California native who famously resurrected the Southern California program, said on Tuesday's conference call that he had "no comment" to reports that the Rams would love to hire him
"Kickoff is in 72 hours. I'll be ready."
John Fassel speaks for the first time asInterim Head Coach |
- Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL)
So at this point, why not pile on, right?!
On Tuesday, a reporter asked Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll about reports that the Rams were interested in him for the job. He had no comment.
When asked whether he'd ruled out putting his hat in the ring, Carroll's definitive answer was delivered with a laugh.
Pete Carroll, when asked if he'd rule out any chance he'd want to coach the Los Angeles Rams: "Yes."
- Jack Wang (@thejackwang)
There's no chance that the person who asked that question (or anyone else listening) actually thought for even one second that Carroll would say that he would leave Seattle to come coach the Rams.
Seahawks take NFC West title with 24-3 win over Rams
Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes, Tyler Lockett had 130 yards receiving and a score, and the Seattle Seahawks won the NFC West title with a 24-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night.Seattle claimed its third NFC West title in four seasons, assuring itself of at least one home game in the playoffs and keeping the pressure on Detroit in the competition for the No. 2 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. Seattle also snapped a three-game losing streak to the Rams.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is being linked to the vacancy with the Los Angeles Rams . But Carroll Tuesday said he has no interest in the job.
The Seahawks have agreed on a new contract with coach Pete Carroll through the 2019 season, which will keep him coaching the team until he is 68 years old.
But while he was still in the middle of his immensely successful tenure as head coach of USC's football team, Carroll was considered the favorite to take over the Rams if/when they returned to Los Angeles.
Yet the details surrounding his controversial departure from the school in 2011 are murky at best.
Meanwhile, in his nearly six seasons with the Seahawks, Carroll is 68-40-1 with two Super Bowl appearances (and one ring) as well as twelve playoff games.
He coaches one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL and has had an elite defense for years.
Carroll also signed a three-year contract extension this summer that makes him the highest-paid head coach in the league. Also, Seahawks owner Paul Allen is the only NFL owner worth more money that Stan Kroenke.
If Carroll were to leave, it would be because he was sick and tired of a good thing.
Los Angeles comes with baggage and the Rams are in need of a whole lot of work.
The Rams are still the Rams, so the Seahawks celebrated a division title
Even without Jeff Fisher, it was the same old story for L.A. as Seattle's 24-3 victory clinches the NFC West.It was, in some ways, the “poopfest” that Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman this week declared Thursday night football to be. The Rams had to go out of their way to avoid scoring a touchdown on an early drive, as they dropped what should have been a touchdown pass and rookie quarterback Jared Goff threw errantly with a receiver wide open on what should have been another.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Chris Petersen's decision to step down: 'I couldn't applaud it These were simpler times, a “ Leave it to Beaver” lifestyle — at least until the roiling social issues of Pete and Jim’s buddies congregated at the Carroll home to watch and play sports, drawn perhaps by
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about the loss to Arizona Saturday. And two days later, Carroll was left still perplexed by Seattle’s schizophrenic performance in a game that the Seahawks had to win to maintain control of the No. 2 seed in the NFC playoffs, which comes with a bye in the wild card round.
The next head coach of the team will be someone in search of redemption, a promotion, more money or all of the above. Carroll doesn't need any of that.
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Tyler Lockett out for season with a broken leg .
The Seattle Seahawks had a big gain vs. the Arizona Cardinals after a 28-yard throw from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, which appeared to be a touchdown. Lockett, while somehow maintaining possession of the ball, had a Cardinals defensive back roll up on his leg, which snapped just below his knee.