Rams head coach Jeff Fisher isn’t wasting any times setting goals for his defense. He also isn’t content on keeping the bar low. According to DE Robert Quinn in a conversation with CBS Sports, Fisher told his defense that his goal for the season is to break the all-time sack record of 72 set by the 1984 Chicago Bears.
I think this defense is going to be much better than people think, and I believe the Rams’ pass rush is going to be one of the tops in the league. With that being said, they aren’t breaking the sack record. 72 sacks is a pretty huge number, and although it’s not impossible, it’s highly, highly unlikely that any team approaches tat number this year.
Even though it might not be realistic, I like Fisher saying things like this. He isn’t just telling the players they are good. He’s telling them he believes they are good enough to be special. Whether he believes it or not is irrelevant. He demands greatness from his defense, and he’s setting the tone early on that he won’t accept anything less. This is yet another example of the changing culture of ths franchise, and it’s exactly what we need.