Jeff Fisher: I left Los Angeles Rams 'in pretty good shape'

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Goff didn't display much of that under Fisher as he looked out of sorts a year ago finishing with 1,089 passing yards with a 54.6 completion percentage with five touchdown passes and seven interceptions, and holding a 22.2 quarterback rating. Taking over in 2017, McVay has the Rams in position to win the NFC West and earn their first playoff berth since 2004.

Amid unsourced reports that he's interested in returning to the National Football League, former Rams coach Jeff Fisher did a radio interview Friday and defended, at length, his five-year tenure with the Rams. Fans can huff and puff on social media all they want, but it will be a lot harder to shout down a billionaire from hiring the coach he wants to hire than it was to get Tennessee to bail on Greg Schiano. And Sean, as he's proven in this very short period of time, is an outstanding young coach.

Fisher credited the additions on the offensive line, with left tackle Andrew Whitworth and center John Sullivan, as well as a trio of new receivers in Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.

"We were making progress and the team was deprived", Fisher said.

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"First of all, Jeff Fisher and I, we built this roster, you know what I'm saying?"

Dave McGinnis, Fisher's assistant head coach with the Rams from 2012 through 2016, agrees with Fisher's sentiments.

Much of that came about from the Rams running what seemed like more a predictable offensive scheme that didn't allow for either Goff or Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley to strive in any compacity. McGinnis told Joe Rexrode of The Tennesseean earlier in the week. "This team has grown up together". "If I was anxious about myself, I probably would have started him from day one and said, 'Hey, this guy is going to be a better player.' That was his rookie year, so we could chalk (struggles) up to a rookie year, but no, I wanted to do what was best for Jared". Five years before he arrived, the Rams averaged three wins a year. He led them to six playoff appearances from 1999 to 2008, including a close Super Bowl loss to the Rams. Especially if the owner comes away from interviewing Jeff Fisher with the belief that the team is hiring Vince Lombardi. "So I know these guys very, very well". So, where do you want to emphasize?

"Chargers moved from San Diego to Orange County and started 0-4. And that's what our offseason was about".


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