Jeff Fisher’s Job Shouldn’t Be Safe in St. Louis

December 30, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There’s a strange phenomenon in the NFL, and it can only be explained by counting dollars. The many dollars that belong to St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.
Every year, Black Monday—the day when the coaching carousel starts its annual warp-speed spin—comes and brings the violent fall of axes around the league. Inevitable firings are made official, and franchises are realigned as the offseason begins.
Yet since 1994, Fisher has been without a head coaching gig for only one season. Explaining that should be about as difficult as dissecting the ending of Lost or making someone understand a black hole.
No, not the crazed Oakland Raiders version of a black hole. I’m talking about the space-time vacuum version.
But the explanation is simple, though no less depressing. Fisher is still owed $14 million over the next two seasons, according to ESPN.com’s Nick Wagoner, and with an average annual salary of $7 million, he’s among the...

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