Rams Fire Coach Jeff Fisher a Week After His 2-Year Extension Was Confirmed

Bryan Brandom
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With the Los Angeles Rams' blowout loss to Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, head coach Jeff Fisher tied Dan Reeves for the NFL record for losses by a coach, with 165.

His team didn't even give him a chance to break the record with the franchise—just over a week after it was confirmed that Fisher had received a two-year contract extension, the Rams fired him.

“Making a decision such as this—especially during the season—is one of the most difficult in sports,” said Rams owner Stan Kroenke in a statement. “I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend.

“He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization.

“However, this is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans' expectations. We all are focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud. Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step to bringing us closer to that goal.”

In addition to some hilariously embarrassing gaffes, Fisher's team has once again yielded an incompetent offense. Los Angeles is currently on pace to finish dead last in yards gained for the second consecutive year. The two years before that they were 28th and 30th.

The Rams haven't produced a .500 season since Fisher took over in 2012, and won't this year thanks to their 42-14 defeat on Sunday, which dropped them to 4-9.