L.A. Rams fire head coach Jeff Fisher
LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has been “relieved” from his coaching duties, the team announced Monday, a day after a 42-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, KTLA reported.
“Making a decision such as this – especially during the season – is one of the most difficult in sports,” Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke said in a statement. “I have great respect for Jeff as a coach, person, father and friend.
“He has worked tirelessly despite some challenging circumstances. He played an integral role in helping this team make history in returning the NFL to Los Angeles, and we always will be grateful for his commitment and dedication to our organization.”
Since being hired by the Rams in 2012, Fisher has led the team to a 31-45-1 record. In their first season back in L.A., the Rams have gone 4-9, with eight of the losses coming in the team’s last nine games.
“This is the right time to make a change as our performance has not lived up to my or our fans’ expectations. We all are focused on improving as an organization and building a team that makes Los Angeles proud,” he continued. “Our mission is to celebrate a Super Bowl title with our fans in Los Angeles. Today is the first step to bringing us closer to that goal.”
An interim head coach was not immediately announced.
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