Coming into 2017, not many expected the Los Angeles Rams to win the NFC West and make the playoffs. However, they have exceeded everybody’s expectations and then some.
What’s the difference? Gone is former head coach Jeff Fisher. In is Sean McVay, who has helped QB Jared Goff become a big time QB in 2017.
According to their former coach Jeff Fisher, he left the Rams in pretty good shape.
Well, not everybody agrees.
Hall of Famer and former Rams’ great Eric Dickerson gave his thoughts on whether Fisher left the Rams in good shape:
“He left our defense in pretty good shape. Offense? No, absolutely not. Do I think he left the team in a good spot? No, I do not,” Dickerson told TMZ Sports. “Personally, I don’t. I don’t think he helped Jared Goff at all, I don’t think he helped Todd Gurley at all, and I don’t think he helped the offense at all.”
Dickerson gives the credit to McVay and GM Les Snead:
“It’s a totally different football team than what he left, so that credit goes to most definitely the head coach Sean McVay and Les Snead(GM),” Dickerson said. “They’ve done a very good job of putting new pieces in place, and that pieces are Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, drafting guys, Sammy Watkins, and also getting what we need out of Jared Goff.”
Dickerson and Fisher have not always seen eye-to-eye. Dickerson accused Fisher of banning him from the Rams’ sideline last season because of Dickerson’s criticism of the team.
Let’s be honest; Fisher did a lousy job with the Rams. He needed to go. Did he leave the team in good shape? I think he did. While he did not do a lot of winning, he was apart of the brain trust that drafted Goff, who looks like the real deal. Also, he was apart of the organization when they drafted Gurley, who is having an MVP caliber season.
Therefore, argument could be made that Fisher has left the Rams in pretty good shape.