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Agreed. I've seen so many guys like him as managers

January 11, 2019 04:53AM
Fisher is two things: 1) insecure, and 2) believes his own BS. Bad combination.

It is in his insecurity that he hires OCs that he knows he can control and who will do his bidding AND make him look good. His forte is D, but he knows little about offense, but has to appear as though he does. So he demands a certain philosophy and finds an OC who will stay within it. Because his teams are mediocre, he is a "players' coach" to win their favor so that there is loyalty. It is that loyalty that he relies upon.

He has a side that believes his own self-delusions. It is his doggedness in his beliefs that can be an advantage for team stability. But that same doggedness also tends towards refusing to see that what he's doing is not working. It's not his plans that aren't working; it's others. He can't admit to himself he's made errors because if he does, it creates self-doubt.

Contrast McVay: he KNOWS that he knows little about D and it doesn't bother him. He's an offense guru and so that's what he concentrates on. So, he says so publicly and then hires a lifer DC and turns the D over to him. McVay is secure in himself and doesn't need to know everything about everything, and doesn't try to make people think he does.

He has a doggedness of beliefs, but they are standards of behavior and a philosophy of playing aggressively, creatively, and loosely and not having a fear of losing. But, he will publicly state that he has to reexamine some things when they're not proving out. He seeks advice and counsel of others and gives credit to others.

I don't know for sure, but I've always thought that Fisher is a decent, upstanding man. However modern football and football players seem to have passed him by. He wants to use 80's era tactics and plans to win 21st century football games because he believes in them so much.....and it's because it's all he knows or wants to know.

I don't see Fisher working for any NFL team in the future; for one reason, the modern coaches don't know him.

  SI: Jeff Fisher Is More Than Your 7-9 Jokes

MamaRAMa445January 10, 2019 12:17PM

  Here is how my interview would go with Fisher for head coach

Rams_81151January 10, 2019 12:40PM

  Question #1

RamUK143January 10, 2019 01:01PM

  LMAO (nm)

JamesJM35January 10, 2019 01:01PM

  Re: Question #1

Speedball8968January 10, 2019 01:31PM

  How about....

PaulButcher5941January 11, 2019 04:38AM

  Re: SI: Jeff Fisher Is More Than Your 7-9 Jokes

BeachBoy99January 10, 2019 06:37PM

  agree, it's simply not black and white

LMU9361January 11, 2019 03:50AM

  What happened to Foles was this

Rams_8158January 11, 2019 04:08AM

  Re: agree, it's simply not black and white

303035January 11, 2019 05:19AM

  Jeff Fisher look in the mirror there is the problem

David Deacon67January 11, 2019 04:09AM

  100% and a lot like Rex Ryan...(NM)

PaulButcher5933January 11, 2019 04:30AM

  Agreed. I've seen so many guys like him as managers

RockRam63January 11, 2019 04:53AM

  the final straw

Hazlet Hacksaw30January 11, 2019 08:08AM

  I've met the man more than once

waterfield51January 11, 2019 10:11AM

  Re: I've met the man more than once

Razorback45January 11, 2019 10:46AM

  Sorry, but his behavior belies what's underneath.

RockRam40January 11, 2019 10:55AM

  Well-lets be honest (delete)

waterfield27January 11, 2019 11:42AM

  Well-lets be honest

waterfield34January 11, 2019 11:43AM

  Re: I read this yesterday

Speed_Kills50January 11, 2019 05:58AM

  Fisher is right where he should be

six2stack58January 11, 2019 09:16AM

  You must not have read the article

Razorback49January 11, 2019 10:00AM

  Okay, you got me

six2stack44January 11, 2019 10:32AM

  You got yourself

waterfield27January 11, 2019 11:49AM

  Re: Fisher is right where he should be

waterfield31January 11, 2019 11:47AM