I am deeply confused about this: Jeff Fisher, according to reports mentioned by Jim Thomas and Kathleen Nelson on the Post-Dispatch's website, took less money from the St. Louis Rams to take their job over the Miami Dolphins. He says: "I'm really excited that the Rams are the best fit..." I say: How?â†µ
Don't get me wrong: I am a Rams fan. I am hopeful that they will remain in St. Louis and thrive with Sam Bradford. But if I were a head coach—a head coach who's already experienced relocation, with the Tennessee Titans—I wouldn't base the next major phase in my career on being hopeful.
The only hint that suggests friction between Fisher and the Dolphins is the suggestion that the Dolphins' owner "kept pushing and pushing" as Fisher's decision-making process dragged on; if Fisher was concerned about having unmitigated control over the direction of the franchise I suppose that could have bothered him.â†µ
All this will come out eventually, but in the meantime I'm having trouble even speculating. Maybe he's a really, really, really, really, really big fan of Sam Bradford?â†µ