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Folks what am I missing here?

December 04, 2016 09:15AM
Isn't this just the formal announcement of what was leaked prior to the season opening 49ers debacle? The press is reveling in kicking Fish and the Rams while they are down but when you read the actual facts - what's everyone so freaked out about? Didn't we already know - or strongly suspect - that there had been an extension signed after the preseason? The only thing I think happened recently is that the Rams brass decided they couldn't sit on this any longer. The spin doctors have been waiting for a time they could slip this news out there, preferably following a couple decent performances when everyone wasn't already fit to be tied. For whatever reason it either leaked or they decided there was never going to be a "good" time and would have to just have to bite the bullet and make the formal announcement.

This announcement means ZERO. It's not a "vote of confidence" or a "reprieve". It's simply an acknowledgement of something that happened months ago. If anything I think it's a sign Fisher is in more trouble than previously thought. It's quite possible the strategy changed from trying to find a time to slip this out without angering fans to realizing there would probably have to be a change and that they needed to get it out and let the chips fall where they may. If they end up firing him, they want as much time to elapse between the announcement of the extension and the firing in order to minimize the appearance of indecision or vacillation.

I'm not surprised by the media trying to make such a story out of this, that's what they do. But I am surprised by some of the knowledgeable folks on this board that are seeing this as significant.

  Folks what am I missing here?

RamEd648December 04, 2016 09:15AM

  A lot, I think

9er8er280December 04, 2016 01:56PM

  Re: A lot, I think

RamEd234December 04, 2016 06:06PM

  You got it

Blue and Gold199December 04, 2016 01:59PM

  This announcement means zero?

jemach202December 04, 2016 02:17PM

  Why is that funny?

Blue and Gold181December 04, 2016 02:22PM

  If it meant nothing, there would be no reaction.

jemach175December 04, 2016 04:57PM


Blue and Gold186December 04, 2016 06:12PM

  Re: Why is that funny?

bigjimram21165December 04, 2016 10:05PM

  Confirmation of incompetence is unimportant I guess

9er8er209December 04, 2016 03:43PM

  heres what's meaningful, the next 4 games...

max197December 04, 2016 03:50PM

  Re: heres what's meaningful, the next 4 games...

73Ram176December 04, 2016 03:54PM

  The last 4 games are essentially meaningless to me

9er8er233December 04, 2016 04:17PM

  These four games mean nothing

Ram49185December 04, 2016 06:39PM

  Re: Folks what am I missing here?

BobCarl209December 04, 2016 04:05PM

  Re: Folks what am I missing here?

MamaRAMa227December 04, 2016 04:40PM

  Here is the deal

GreatRamNTheSky175December 04, 2016 10:30PM