Jeff Fisher Contract: How On Earth Were The St. Louis Rams The "Best Fit"?

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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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