The week of speculation is finally over, and the Rams have their next head coach. Jeff Fisher has decided to accept the job as the next head coach of the St. Louis Rams, choosing St. Louis over South Beach and the Miami Dolphins. Terms of the deal have not been finalized, but Fisher will take the Rams into 2012.
First of all, let me apologize for waiting until now to post, but Friday is a big day for high school basketball and I have been busy covering a game all night. Now, on to the signing. This is obviously great for the Rams, not only because they get a veteran head coach, but maybe more importantly because the organization lured the most wanted free agent coach here instead of letting him go somewhere else. Fisher is going to bring experience and likely compile an impressive staff to come along with him.
The excitement level is back for football in St. Louis, and rightfully so. My dad, who usually doesn’t have much to say on the positive side, told me tonight he is more excited for the upcoming season than he has been in a long time. Fisher might not be an instant fix, and he might not even be the answer to our problems. However, it looks like his presence has given us all hope that things are going to be different. If there’s one thing we need here right now, it’s hope.