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Los Angeles Rams executive suggests Jeff Fisher will be back
Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher, in the final year of his current five-year deal, may still return in 2017 despite a 4-7 record this season.
Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said it is not fair to judge Fisher only on the team's record. Demoff told Steve Wyche It was different than any team in the NFL.
Fisher reportedly was in line for three-year contract extension earlier this year. In 22 seasons as an NFL head coach with the Tennessee Titans and Rams, Fisher led his teams to the playoffs only six times, including getting the Titans to the Super Bowl before losing to St. Louis in 2000.
Fisher's 163 losses are second-most in NFL history among head coaches. He is three defeats away from setting the all-time record, held by Dan Reeves at 162.
Meanwhile, Fisher has been feuding with Los Angeles Rams legendary running back and Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson.
Dickerson, 56, said Fisher told him that players feel "uncomfortable" with him because of his criticism of the team, and Dickerson told AM 570 in Los Angeles that a member of the Rams front office told him he is no longer welcome on the sidelines.
Dickerson said he was not lobbying for anyone to be fired, but he initially promised to boycott games while Fisher is coach. Fisher denied the rift between the two.
Dickerson, on business in Canton, Ohio, said he is not mad with Fisher.