For anyone who follows me on Twitter (@Ramblinfan), you saw this news posted on my account earlier on Friday. For those who don’t, here is what happened Friday night. NFL insider Howard Balzer broke the news that according to his sources, Jeff Fisher has chosen the Rams over the Dolphins as the team he will coach next season and beyond. Now, let me emphasize that this is not a done deal yet and won’t be until he signs the contract, but sources close to Fisher have said his decision has been made.
I wouldn’t expect any official announcement until Monday or Tuesday at the earliest, but if Fisher does in fact choose St. Louis, it would be a big win for this franchise. That’s not to say that he will magically come in and fix everything, but the fact of the matter is that this franchise needed to make a splash, and having a name like Fisher choose the Rams over other opportunities is big. It’s a win because Stan Kroenke proves with this signing that he will do what it takes to make the Rams a winner again. You can say what you want about Fisher, but what he symbolizes is every bit as important for the fanbase right now as what he will bring to the sidelines in 2012 and beyond.