The Los Angeles Rams have endured yet another disappointing season at the hands of Jeff Fisher, sitting at 4-8 and staring a sub-.500 year in the face once again. That didn’t stop the team from extending both Fisher and general manager Les Snead, however.
It was leaked on Sunday that both received contract extensions before the season even began. Neither deals were announced when they were signed, and still haven’t been formally acknowledged by the team up to this point.
Snead, however, spoke out on his extension Tuesday.
“First of all, what it means is, we’re not satisfied with where we’re at,” Snead said during a radio appearance Tuesday. “We’ve got unfinished business.”
Snead is determined to have success with Fisher at the helm, which the Rams haven’t had much of since he took over as the head coach.
“We think we can get this thing tipped, and that’s our goal,” Snead added. “That’s where all the energy is spent. You’re not going to sleep until it gets done. We have great fans and we’ve been supported. It’s unbelievable. Any time you’re having a disappointing season, you feel for the fans first, because they come and they spend their energy and passion, and we’ve got to do a better job.”
Fisher and Snead reportedly received two-year extensions. Neither deal offers much job security, but it should get them through the season. Next year, however, will be a different story.
The Rams will need to significantly improve in 2017 if Snead and Fisher want to make it to the team’s new home in 2019, when they’re expected to move into their Inglewood digs.