I’ve had bronchitis for more than a week. Bronchitis is an odd illness. For the most part, you feel cool. Then you cough and your mouth fills up with … Stuff. If people are around, you feel shame. Either way, you find a way to get rid of it and then you feel very light-headed.
And then you start to hallucinate.
Like how I read on ESPN, CBSSports.com and saw on “Fox NFL Kickoff” that the Los Angeles Rams extended Jeff Fisher’s contract for two more seasons. If I didn’t follow basic journalism standards of double-sourcing what I read, I’d have feared I grabbed a bag of shrooms instead of Ricola.
I have a theory. I’ll get to it after I quickly list all the reasons why Fisher doesn’t deserve an extension.
He’s coached for 22 seasons and had a total of six winning seasons. His last winning season came in the first year of the Obama presidency when he was in Tennessee. This means he hasn’t even reached 8-8 in any of his five seasons with the Rams.
In addition, he’s now on his second “franchise quarterback” with the Rams. The first, Sam Bradford, actually functions well enough in Minnesota. The current, Jared Goff, didn’t start until three weeks ago. Here’s my problem on whether Goff can develop. Consider offensive tackle Greg Robinson. The former No.2 overall pick was benched last week despite being healthy. This leads me to believe the Rams coaching staff has no idea how to teach young prospects to play the game.
The less said about the disappointment of Todd Gurley this year, the better.
So why would news leak out about a contract extension a week after the Rams were humiliated 49-21 by the Saints?
Could it be the sources inside the organization who leaked the information want fans such as you and I to be outraged? Infuriated?
The feeling here is that at 4-7, even people inside the Rams organization don’t back their coach. Or, since this extension was allegedly signed six weeks ago, the players heard about it and are staging a mini-mutiny.
And I can’t say that I blame them. It’s either that or fake an injury so that they don’t have to play for the guy.
So if you’re a Rams fan, by all means support your team — by calling for the coach to be fired.
Or maybe I’m full of it and the shrooms have me trippin’ balls.