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Jeff Fisher picks Rams over Dolphins

Jeff Fisher has decided to join the St. Louis Rams as their head coach, The Miami Herald has confirmed through various club and NFL sources.

Fisher seemed headed to the Dolphins throughout the day Wednesday but intense negotiations with the Dolphins, particularly club owner Stephen Ross on the power structure of the organization could not be resolved so Fisher opted to go to St. Louis.

According to an NFL source close to Fisher, Ross was not willing to give Fisher power over the entire football operations, including veto power of decisions by general manager Jeff Ireland.

[Update 1: A club source tells me Fisher never requested full authority over the Dolphins. Source says club's understanding was that Fisher and Ireland would work together, agreeing mutually on personnel.]

Obviously, given the contradictory stories coming from the Dolphins and the source who is in the Fisher camp, the two sides were apparently not speaking the same language here. Either that or someone is fibbing.

That leaves the Dolphins, who hoped to lure Fisher to become their coach, scrambling to recover from yet another disappointment following a season filled with disappointments.

Fisher, through representatives, informed the Rams he had picked them to succeed the fired Steve Spagnulo. Fisher is expected to sign a contract by the weekend. Contract details remain sketchy.

Fisher's also informed the Dolphins he would be going to St. Louis and thanked the Dolphins for considering him. Fisher spoke with Ireland directly. The Dolphins interviewed with Fisher last week and were hoping to make him the 10th coach in the franchise's history.

So where does this leave the Dolphins?

The team must quickly rebound and continue a search for a new coach. The club has already interviewed Green Bay offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Chicago special teams coordinator Dave Toub.

The Dolphins are expected to expand their coach search. Among the candidates are former Texas Tech coach Mike Sherman, current Carolina offensive coodinator Rob Chudzinski, New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

The club contends, through sources, that Fisher's decision is not a blow.

This, of course, is part wishful thinking, part spin meant to protect the club's reputation. The truth is the Dolphins have sunk from a franchise that once could lure practically any candidate -- Jimmy Johnson, Nick Saban, Bill Parcells -- it chased away from other suitors.

In this case, the Dolphins find themselves placing second in a two-team competition to a St. Louis franchise that could be on the move from its current city in the span to three seasons, a club that has been one of the NFL's losingest franchises for nearly a decade.


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Mike the former fan...give us a break. Shula couldn't coach forever and Marino couldn't QB forever. Get over it. Look, Ross committed to Ireland for reasons we don't fully know...and he is sticking with that. Good for him. He wasn't letting Fisher have everything he wanted and so Fisher moved on. This seams fair and logical, for better or worse. We will be fine...quit freakin' whining for God's sake. Dolphins fans need to quit with the victim bullsh*t.

TC - Amen - onwards and upwards. There isn't a damn thing we can do about it now so lets just move on and get the best man for the job. Fisher will run the Rams into the abyss anyway or around the abyss because they are already there.

DC- dude, its the 30 year thing that really just has me shaking my head at you. Following the packers plan we would have drafted on in 95. Which by my count that is 16 years. Which means we should have drafted another one about 3 or 4 years ago, again. Granted its a great plan in theory but your 30 year rant is just plain stupid. I get you and lots of others are disgruntled but don't start screaming "FACTS" when yoyu are not providing them. Also I will point out again that it is NOT ross or irelands fault we didn't do these things. You think they just don't want "that guy"? Cmon dude, wake up. Irelands true 1st, 1st rd pick is pouncey, and I love the kid. But that's just my opinion. So to wrap it up man, quit trying to defend your bad post.

TC.....I agree....

You guys sound like some bee-acheeses......


Jim, Any comment from my at 8:32 post?, Is there something you want to tell us and your parents?LOL, JK

And to add salt to our wounds, Nolan is interviewing for the Atlanta DC job. Happy Friday the 13th, Dolfans!

All this whining over a 500 coach....who didn't love the FINS enough to here......

Eff Fisher...and if the rams are on the schedule..... It give us more motivation to kick that ass.....

The players should feel the most jilted....

Candy, maybe I better tell my wife first, right? - don't accuse me of not having a sense of humor.

Jim, A sense of Humor is what ALL us Fin fans need in these dark times.,Like I Said at the end of my last post Just Kidding.

yes kris the rams come here next year, all 12 fans there will be riding fisher

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well.

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

OK, but Shula had two losing seasons out of 32 - now thats a coach. By the way, why isn't he involved in this search? Do you think Ross has even asked for his opinion?

Maybe because he's like 100 years old.

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)


I told you he wasn't coming....

And when we start winning.....you and the rest will be back.....

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

cvarbon hes only had 5 losing seasons

I saw it Candy - your post was the first time I laughed all day.

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

i never left kris, die hard forever. just so sad to see we have become the laughing stock of the nfl

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

Fisher has only had 6 winning seasons in 17 years. Just as well. (source of info, Pittsburg Jizz)

I sporting orange and aqua, head to toe tomorrow. Just to pi$$ you all off. Hell, I'm thinking of getting a persoanlized jersey number ed 1. With Ireland on the back. Simply because a) I can and b) you fvckers are some whiney vaginas.

I don't feel Fisher was a great candidate. I do think that Ireland has pictures of Ross in a pink tutu making out with a transvestite. Has to, that's the only explanation.

Cowher was the defensive coordinator of the Chiefs from 1989-1991 before being named head coach of the Steelers.
Gruden was the offensive coordinator of the Eagles from 1995-1997 before being named head coach of Oakland.
Fisher had several stints as defensive coordinator before being named head coach of the Oilers.

All of these "star" coaches had to start somewhere just like Chudzinski, Toub, Zimmer, Philbin or Bowles.
Head coaches just don't appear overnight.


I just checked your info. WOW! You were RIGHT! I'm impressed.

Your fan.

I wonder how many Winning seasons Jeff Fisher has had in his NFL Head coaching time..Hummmm, Anyone?

Well, I've posted a ton of comparables about Moore so I won't do it again, and I'll simply repeat that whoever ends up being our coach, I hope Moore gets a fair shot at the starting job. He earned it.

Caveat: A healthy Peyton or miracle theft of Brees from the Saints negates this opinion.

I'm also on record as saying I think Zimmer is our best likely 2nd choice, but I don't hate the idea of Billick or Schottenheimer. Marty won't get the job because he is 68 years old and Billick won't get it because he owes Ross $40 million. How do you think that would go in negotiations? "Ok Brian, you work here for free 10 seasons and we'll call it even..."

Ok Boys, Play nice, Gotta go.

Don't understand all the hate for vaginas man, those things can take a beating. Ever seen a birth. Now, balls, those things are delicate.

Let me put it to you like this Dusty.....

If Craig M is for IT......it can't be good for the team....

Craig M.....wanted to......

Keep Sporano.....

Start Henne.....

Stop Parcells's from leaving.....

Rn ground and pound......

Tell Ross "shame shame".....for going after harbaugh......

So......when Craig M thought Fisher was a good Idea......

My sensor automatically told me to to be against it.....

ALL things I strongly disagreed with

lol nice kris i feel better already

Amen cavemanna. Granted I wouldnt say it makes us look bad to other NFL fans. Whoever the team is most of their fanbase are rtards.

Guys, Lets face it, If It wasnt for that furry temptress between the Ladies legs(Forgive me Candy) We'd be hunting females... IMHO..

Whats all this with Flynn, He had a good game because of Green Bays O- line which is far better than the Fins.

Craig M was right about one thing. NE did nothing to improve this year. 13-3 ain't squat compared to when they were 16-0. Who cares if they have home field advantage throughout the playoffs, they have gone downhill.

Lol Dusty......

His track record is "awful".....if I can borrow a a word from you.....

Winston Moss....Please and Fire Ireland...

yeah bibby 13-3 sucks,lol

LOL @ bibby.....

Graig M, The fountain of the uninformed.

May be some fans (me included) feels like when I ask a girl to go dance with me, and at the same time other guy came with the same proposition to the girl, and after a long wait the girl choose the other guy, I wonder why the girl took so long?. and the subsequent decrease of self esteem.
The only and better thing to do is forget it and move forward.

Guys, Lets face it, If It wasnt for that furry temptress between the Ladies legs(Forgive me Candy) We'd be hunting females... IMHO..
Posted by: Cuban Menace | January 13, 2012 at 09:09 PM

Post of the YEAR..LMAOROTF.

A shout to bobbyd12. Getting juiced up for next seasons tailgate parties?

Adrian, Are you related to Oscar Canosa?

Speaking of NE. I don't see Denver or Baltimore beating them. They are going to score many points. They will have a shot for another ring.

Flacco has been whining all season he doesn't get enough attention. He will get plenty after the loss. Born loser attention.

I would be happy with any of these coaches; Chud , Chip Kelly , Philbin , and Kirby Smart def cordinator from Alabama ,What a shutdown defense.

Sdobcane, you can be happy with any of those guys at 1-15 through 5-11 seasons for the next ten years. We suck. Get used to it. You have captain kangaroo and bozo running the team

Dear Mr. Amsmith965

" You have captain kangaroo and bozo running the team "

I may be mistaken but I believe Catain Kangaroo's side kick was Mr. Green jeans...not Bozo

If I am wrong I apologize

Soiled :)

Green jeans was smarter than ireland

Miami has the dolphins, a crappy football team, they chase away good people like you've never seen
They win games that don't matter and have a failed Baylor kicker as their driver
Are we doomed or have hope? My answer is nope.

The most coveted coach this offseason gave the Miami Dolphins every chance they needed. But in the end, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross blew it just like last year. He chose general manager Jeff Ireland and the team’s current power structure over Jeff Fisher. YIKES!!

Let me do the math...
Fisher, successful nfl coach who took a crappy franchise with an idiot owner to the super bowl.

Jeff Ireland. Shitty kicker from a small private school and no experience.

Makes complete sense that Ross went with Ireland doesn't it???

Ross and Ire...
Almost makes as much sense as the idiots on here who supported us playing our way out of the top 5 in the draft.

I'm buying a saints jersey. At least then I can cheer for the QB that these geniuses passed on twice.

Graig M, The fountain of the uninformed.

Posted by: Cuban Menace | January 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM

Oh God, don't let Craig see his name spEEled with a G!

He is going to go BER-SERK with conspiracy theories! Oh boy, you've done it now.

PS: Ireland Sucks!!!! The sky IS falling. Ross should sell. We can't get a QB. We can't get a Coach. Marino's old and Shula's OLDER.

And........and.........I'm all out of vagasil!

PSS: Rename the stadium "The Acorn Barrel"!!!!

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