As he heads toward what would be a fourth consecutive losing season, St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher insists he is not worried about his future with the organization.
“I’ve been doing this for probably short of 20 years, and I’ve never gone into a game or into a season worried about my job security,” Fisher told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Monday. “That would be unfair to the organization and unfair to the players. So I’m not concerned about that.”
With the Rams mired in a four-game losing streak and coming off back-to-back last-place finishes in the NFC West, Fisher was asked if he deserved to coach the final season of his five-year contract after posting a 24-34-1 record with the team to this point.
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“What I’m concerned about is this week. I know that’s not the answer you guys want to hear, but I’m concerned about this week,” Fisher said. “We’re 3-0 in the division. We’ve got the division leader coming to town, and we’re going to get ready to play.”
St. Louis was sitting at 4-3 and in the third of the NFC wild-card chase after posting consecutive home victories over Cleveland and San Francisco, but that was followed by the four-game skid – a span in which the team scored one touchdown in each of the losses.
The Rams have the league's worst passing attack and now must brace for a visit from the division-leading Arizona Cardinals, who feature the NFL's top-ranked offense. Of course, St. Louis stunned the Cardinals in Arizona 24-22 in Week 4.
“We’re not going to put this live-or-die or win-or-lose situation on this game,” Fisher said of Sunday's matchup. “We’re going to have fun, we’re going to work, we’re going to prepare and we’re going to get ready to play the Cardinals.”
Fisher's win & loss record with the Rams by week 11: 4-7 in 2015, 4-7 in 2014, 5-6 in 2013, and 4-6-1 in 2012