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Report: Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher Bafflingly Manages To Hold Onto His Job For Two More Years

Jeff Fisher is less a person right now than a stand-in phrase for 'mediocrity at best.'
December 4, 2016, 4:13pm

Sources: #Rams coach Jeff Fisher has, in fact, signed a contract extension. The long-discussed deal is believed to be for 2 years.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2016

Jeff Fisher is less a person right now than a stand-in phrase for 'mediocrity at best.' It's unclear how he brewed up a special batch of failure this year, but it always seems to be the right formula for holding on by a thread. Because after hanging drearily at 4-7 so far this season—and not holding a record better than .500 since 2008—he just signed an extension for two more years on his contract.

Apparently, this contract has been in the works for months:

#Rams coach Jeff Fisher actually agreed to his contract extension in the preseason and officially signed it during the season, source say
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2016

If you're scratching your head until your fingers buckle, maybe you should consider this before you chalk it up to a mystery:

Again, on the web woven within the Rams: Jeff Fisher's agent is Marvin Demoff, father of Rams senior executive Kevin Demoff.
— Andrew Brandt (@AndrewBrandt) December 4, 2016

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