Posted January 07, 2012

Report: Jeff Fisher On The Verge Of Choosing St. Louis Rams For Next Head Coaching Job

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Former Titans coach Jeff Fisher has been looking to get back in the game, and according to a report out of St. Louis, he’s nearing a decision, choosing the St. Louis Rams as his next head coaching gig.

Howard Balzer of 101sports.com reports that Fisher, who had narrowed to down his choices to the Rams and Miami Dolphins, is very close to choosing St. Louis. The decision isn’t final, Balzer writes, but Fisher likes the Rams’ roster and is on the verge of making a decision.

Fisher had a long, long run as the Titans’ head coach, taking over in 1994 when they were the Houston Oilers. He was the longest-tenured head coach in the NFL when he and the Titans mutually agreed to a buyout in January 2011. He walked away with a career record of 142-120.

The Rams went a dreadful 2-14 this season and haven’t had a winning season since 2003. There’s hope for the franchise down the road, however, as rising star quarterback Sam Bradford should be back in 2012, fully recovered from the high ankle sprain that dogged him this season.