Rams’ Fisher responds to Kosar’s on-air criticisms

ST. LOUIS — Sometime between Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon, Jeff Fisher heard what Bernie Kosar said about his team.

The St. Louis Rams head coach isn’t happy, and it showed when Fisher responded to the highly critical comments Kosar, working as a color analyst, made toward Rams players and coaches during a Cleveland-area broadcast of the Browns’ 27-19 victory.

“I guess I’m a little disappointed,” Fisher said Saturday afternoon. “I feel bad for them [the Browns] that they had someone doing the broadcast feel the need to speak that way about players, specifically on our team. And coaches, for that matter. I’m surprised that Bernie has such a lack of respect for players and for this game. To be honest with you, I lost a lot of respect for him. This game is a preseason game. Players are playing hard. It’s highly unlikely he knew anything about our football team, but felt the need to make those comments. I didn’t think they were justified.”

What exactly did Kosar say? Well, a variety of things that came out of the former Browns quarterback likely peeved the coach. A few lines, pulled from a YouTube video of the game, include:

On Rams wide receivers:

Kosar: “St. Louis receivers are horrible.”

Kosar’s partner: “What if some of their parents are watching?”

Kosar: “I would be embarrassed.”

On Rams wide receivers coach Ray Sherman:

Kosar: “You know, I’m checking through the itinerary here of guys, of coaches to to see who the receiver coach is, to make sure I don’t know this guy is. Because he’s not doing very good either.”

On Rams reserve quarterback Kellen Clemens:

Kosar: “Bless me father for I have sinned. I have to watch him the whole fourth quarter.”

Fisher was asked specifically about Kosar’s comments toward Clemens.

“Again, Bernie’s got his issues,” Fisher said. “They’re well documented. Kellen played well.”

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