Report: Fisher named Rams' head coach
ST. LOUIS – The city of St. Louis was on the right side of a public decision this time.
According to multiple sources, former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher decided Friday afternoon to join the St. Louis Rams as their head coach, turning down a chance to coach the Miami Dolphins.
Fisher, a 17-year NFL head-coaching veteran, kept fans of both cities on edge the past week while weighing offers to coach both teams. But the most impressive and highly sought after coach on the market decide Friday that St. Louis was the spot for him.
Fisher coached the Houston/Tennessee franchise for 17 seasons and made six trips to the playoffs. Ironically his only Super Bowl appearance came in Super Bowl XXXIV, when the Rams narrowly escaped with a 23-16 victory.
The Titans won three division titles and had just four losing seasons under Fisher.
The Rams fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney after a disappointing 2-14 season. Spagnuolo went 10-38 in three seasons as the Rams coach.
Fisher has a career 142-120 record as a head coach and won at least 10 games in six of his 17 seasons.
The Rams hold the No. 2 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft and have young quarterback Sam Bradford to build around, making the Rams an attractive option.