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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 15:29:44 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was a full participant in practice Friday, Sept. 18, and is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Washington Redskins. Gurley will be a game-time decision, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Fantasy Tip: Even if Gurley ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) plays Sunday, he's unlikely to see many touches. There's too much risk involved to touch him on FantasyScore. The same could probably also be said about Mason ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) if he plays and Benny Cunningham ($4,000, 8.0% of cap). If all three backs are active, this could shape up to be a backfield to avoid altogether this weekend. Cunningham could yet again be worth a sleeper selection at the flex spot if one or both of Gurley and Mason are out.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:57 -0700
The NFL competition committee tweaked the rule for a catch Monday, March 23. The rule now states that a receiver must establish himself as a runner rather than just make a football move. The receiver must also have control of the ball and both feet in bounds. "If you're going to the ground, hang on to the ball. It's really pretty simple," St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said. "To include if you become a runner, I think it really cleans things up for us. If you start talking about reaching the ball out, you invite a lot of gray area back into the interpretation."
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:59:31 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he expects the NFL's competition committee to reconsider replay expansion, according to a source. Fisher, who serves as co-chairman on the committee, said that while changes are being considered, they may happen before next season. Included in the would-be changes is making penalties reviewable.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:02:05 -0800
St. Louis Rams OG Greg Robinson (toe) underwent toe surgery after the season was over, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:43:28 -0700
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) will return to the starting role when healthy, according to Rams coach Jeff Fisher. QB Austin Davis has filled in for the past two weeks.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 07:41:04 -0700
St. Louis Rams FS Rodney McLeod praised head coach Jeff Fisher, saying he only wanted to play for him the rest of his career.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:30:53 -0700
St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee) is on pace to be ready for Week 1, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 14:24:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he was very impressed with WR Kenny Britt in practice Tuesday, June 3.
Thu, 08 May 2014 16:12:44 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team is receiving more trade interest in the 13th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft as opposed to the second overall pick, according to NFL Network's Michael Silver.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:13:56 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, representing the competition committee, said the league is going to crack down on the conduct on the field. The number of taunting penalties increased from 12 to 34 last season. "We're going to clean up the language," Fisher said. "There's no change in our rule, we're going to enforce the current rule."
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 11:21:40 -0800
St. Louis Rams TE Mike McNeill (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in the teams Week 14 game, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 19:29:59 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are not believed to be interested in free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Patriots), at least according to Jason La Canfora, who does not believe head coach Jeff Fisher would consider the move.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 09:38:15 -0700
The St. Louis Rams went into a no-huddle offense in the second half of their Week 2 loss to the Atlanta Falcons when they were trailing 24-3. "No, absolutely not," Bradford said, chuckling. "I thought it was a great idea, just change it up. Obviously, we were struggling in what we were trying to do at that point, so put them on their heels a little bit. Got us going. It was nice to see us perform that way." The Rams responded with three touchdowns in just over 16 minutes.
However, despite the success in the no-huddle last week and the preference of the players to run it, head coach Jeff Fisher isn't ready to change his offense into a high-flying, fast-paced attack just yet. Fisher's teams with the Tennessee Titans were all run-oriented squads, and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer has had his most success with ground-and-pound styles. "You look at Sam's 300-yard plus passing games over his career, they've won two," Fisher said. "We have the ability to do it, and there's a time to do it and a time not to do it. If you put a long drive together and you've got the defense tired, and you go back on the field and you want to continue to fatigue the defense, do it."
Fantasy Tip: We'll probably see a combination of a standard offensive attack and a no-huddle approach from St. Louis throughout the year, especially since most of the Rams' skill players like running quickly and are familiar with spread offenses from their collegiate days.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:32:07 -0700
St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher squelched talk he might be in line to be the next coach at Southern California, where he played in college. After practice Wednesday, Sept. 11, Fisher called the speculation "absurd." He joked when first asked about USC whether that meant South Carolina. Fisher is in the second year of a five-year contract with the Rams, who won the season opener for the first time since 2006. However, USC coach Lane Kiffin may be in jeopardy soon, especially after his team's 10-7 loss to Washington State.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:43:27 -0700
St. Louis Rams RB Daryl Richardson was named the starting running back by head coach Jeff Fisher.
Fantasy Tip: With Richardson officially winning the starting job, he is an intriguing RB2 option, that should provide good value in fantasy drafts.
Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:05:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams OL Rodger Saffold (shoulder) is still going through tests and is going to be sore for a few days, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Saffold may miss a couple of preseason games.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:32:47 -0700
St. Louis Rams S Matt Daniels (knee) is getting closer to a return and could see some preseason action, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 12:10:09 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he is pleased with how RB Isaiah Pead has reacted to a one-game suspension. "He obviously has to suffer the consequences and miss the game. But I'm pleased with how he's bounced back and his professional approach to being a member of this team." Fisher said Pead missing Week 1 will not complicate sorting out the depth chart at running back.
Wed, 15 May 2013 11:14:47 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wants to get the ball into the hands of WR Tavon Austin as much as possible, in any way that they can. "We're going to try to get the ball to him as often as we can, however we do that," Fisher said.
Fantasy Tip: Good news that the coaching staff wants to get Austin involved as much as possible, either by passing or running the ball out of the backfield. Continue to watch how Austin is used as the team goes through training camp and exhibition games. It looks like Austin is a rookie to watch moving forward.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:37:17 -0700
St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (triceps) is close to returning to the field, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. "He's very close," Fisher said. "We expect to have him on the field in mid-OTAs."
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:19:51 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher expressed confidence in OT Jake Long returning to the player he once was. "We think he's got a lot of good snaps left," Fisher said. "No question. He fought through some injuries, and I think his production dropped because of it. But there's no reason he doesn't get back to 100 percent. He's gonna be a huge part of what we want to do moving forward in protection," Fisher said. "Sam (Bradford)'s gonna feel very comfortable with his back protected."
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 06:43:32 -0700
The St. Louis Rams veterans reportedly love head coach Jeff Fisher, who was instrumental in swaying OT Jake Long from re-signing with the Miami Dolphins.
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:30:15 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he thinks RB Isaiah Pead could be the lead back for the Rams and that is why he was drafted. RB Steven Jackson is expected to void his contract March 12 and test unrestricted free agency; even though there is a chance he could return to the team.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:19:25 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said recently released WR Titus Young was healthy, and that was not a factor in his release. Fisher said the Rams coaching staff felt that Young would be a better fit for another organization. "We felt like by claiming Titus we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him," Fisher said. "We spent that time with him, we spent probably four or five days with him, and as an organization, at the end of the interview process, you might call it, we felt it was best to go in another direction."
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 16:53:13 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher interviewed Dick Jauron (Browns) for the team's defensive coordinator position the weekend of Feb. 3.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:09:20 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have not hired former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator, according to team sources. The Rams are interested in Ryan and there's a chance he could end up being their guy; however, they are early in the process, and head coach Jeff Fisher likes to take his time on such hires.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:59:24 -0800
The St. Louis Rams are planning to hire former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for the same position on head coach Jeff Fisher's coaching staff, according to a source. Another source said the deal is not done yet, but the team is expected to hire him.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:11:04 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) is sore, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. The hope is he will get back on the practice field this week.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 09:45:51 -0800
Rumors are swirling that the University of Tennessee is interested in making St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher their next head coach. However, Fisher has no intentions of leaving the NFL. He is currently among the highest paid coaches in the NFL.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 11:26:31 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team should have given RB Steven Jackson more work in the team's Week 11 game. "I think in retrospect, we probably got away – probably should've fed 'Jack' a little more," Fisher said Monday. "I talked to him today about it. But we got behind. When you get behind like we did, you want to close the gap and catch up. But he was running really well. You know, he looks young." The Rams will look to have a better balance of run and pass plays moving forward.
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 04:23:52 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team is not shopping RB Steven Jackson prior to the trade deadline and have not received calls about him, either. "The Steven Jackson rumors are rumors," Fisher said. "He's our running back and we're not calling around, nor are we getting calls for that matter. Put that to rest."
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:38:04 -0700
There is an outside chance St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (clavicle) could play in the team's Week 8 game against the New England Patriots in London. "It kind of depends on how I feel tomorrow. There's an outside chance I could play," Amendola said. Head coach Jeff Fisher also did not rule out playing Amendola, saying they will have to see how the rest of the week goes.
Fantasy Tip: While Amendola is still likely a long shot to play this week, it is obviously great news that he is this close to returning and will likely be ready to go after the Rams’ bye week. When Amendola does return, Chris Givens likely will return to more of a reserve role.
Sat, 19 May 2012 05:44:52 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wants his team to break the NFL's sack record of 72 this season, according to DL Robert Quinn.
Wed, 16 May 2012 06:27:36 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher believes CB Janoris Jenkins can be an impact player early on for the team. "He's going to be a really good player really soon for us," Fisher said.
Sun, 13 May 2012 09:38:53 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hasn't named a specific coach to be the defensive coordinator. "It's going to be a collective, collaborative effort," Fisher said.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:39:39 -0700
The St. Louis Rams would presumably either trade or release RB Steven Jackson if they select Alabama RB Trent Richardson in the NFL Draft. The team will not pay Jackson $7 million in 2012 to share the job with a player certain to eclipse him soon. Head coach Jeff Fisher reportedly loves Richardson.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:26:53 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are considering Alabama RB Trent Richardson with the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Head coach Jeff Fisher said he was not opposed to taking a running back, even with RB Steven Jackson on the roster. "I haven't devalued the running back position," Fisher said. "You're talking to the wrong person. I want as many of them on the roster as you can get."
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 12:43:00 -0700
The St. Louis Rams announced their full coaching staff without suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, and the team has elected not to replace their defensive coordinator. However, this could change before the start of the season. "I've got Dave McGinnis on staff, Chuck Cecil on staff," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "I'll remind you that the playbook that Gregg has originated in my office, so I have a pretty good feel for the defense. At this point, I don't have liberty to say who is going to make the calls and the decisions, but it'll get done and it'll get done effectively."
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:35:39 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he would not doubt if a team were to move up in the NFL Draft to select Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon. "I could see somebody doing that," Fisher said. The Rams have interest in Blackmon.
Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:31:05 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said the team could move back up in the NFL Draft, potentially to the No. 4 overall pick, currently held by the Cleveland Browns. The Rams own the No. 6 overall pick. However, Fisher added it is more likely the team will trade down.
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 06:34:41 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he will not name a new defensive coordinator in place of suspended defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, but declined to commit to bringing Williams back when (and if) the suspension is lifted. "You know, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it," Fisher said.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 07:40:11 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he was heavily involved in the team's general manager search, which ended when the hiring of Les Snead. However, Fisher added that no one person will have final say on a player in the NFL Draft or free agency. If there isn't a consensus, the trio of Fisher, Snead and COO Kevin Demoff will decide what to do, including moving on to the next player they're considering.
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 05:02:48 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and Green Bay Packers executive Mark Murphy have been named to the NFL Competition Committee, the league announced Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 18:01:36 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher met Wednesday, Feb. 1, with Atlanta Falcons director of player personnel Les Snead about the Rams' vacant general manager job. He is the fifth GM candidate to be interviewed by Fisher and the Rams this week.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:28:00 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said his immediate goal is for the team to be better in their own division, the NFC West. The Rams were 0-6 in the division this season. Fisher said he would field a "disciplined, tough, physical football team" that can win in the division.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:24:22 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is expected to have control of at least the 53-man roster. The team has yet to hire a general manager.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 05:43:39 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts reached out to St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher prior to firing head coach Jim Caldwell and before Fisher accepted the Rams job. However, Fisher was not interested.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 07:53:39 -0800
Updating a previous item, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher conducted a telephone interview with former Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson regarding the team's offensive coordinator position Monday, Jan. 16, according to a league source.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:48:23 -0800
Contrary to speculation, it appears St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher's only title will be that of coach. He's not expected to have "vice president" or "executive vice president" attached to his name. Fisher may end up having final say on personnel matters, but it will not be a "my way or else" proposition. At the very least he wants to be on equal footing with the team's new general manager.
Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:41:49 -0800
Updating a previous item, St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher's five-year deal is expected to pay him roughly $7 million annually.