Deone Bucannon, Mark Barron ushering in new era of defense

Bruce Arians coolly lists them as “moneybackers.” Jeff Fisher, ever technical, defines them as an “undersized linebacker, oversized defensive back.” By “them,” I mean hybrid defenders. And by “hybrid defenders,” I mean the wave of the future. These guys possess the physicality to meet a running back in the hole, but also the athleticism to…

Jeff Fisher wants Rams to break NFL’s sack record

It didn’t take long for new coach Jeff Fisher to set the bar high — perhaps too high — in St. Louis. Rams defensive end Robert Quinn told CBSSports.com that Fisher’s goal for the upcoming season is to break the NFL record for sacks in a single season. The record is currently held by the…

Jeff Fisher becomes Rams head coach

The wait is over. Jeff Fisher has finally made up his mind, and he’s chosen the Midwest over South Beach. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Rams named Fisher their head coach on Friday. The decision, although much later than anticipated, comes as no surprise. Per Schefter, Fisher chose the Rams because of the “structure”…

Jeff Fisher ‘on verge’ of choosing Rams

When it comes to choosing his next home, Jeff Fisher, the big fish in a small pond of coaching commodities, prefers to take his time. From all accounts, what’s hindering the decision is the ultimate dilemma: money vs. power. It seems Fisher is moving closer to making up his mind, and will go with the…

Jeff Fisher ‘all but certain’ to coach Rams

In a day filled with the removal of several head coaches and front office types, it’s no surprise that Jeff Fisher has emerged as the hottest commodity on the coaching circuit. Not Jon Gruden, who’s contractually committed to ESPN and his peers on Monday Night Football. Not Bill Cowher, who’s apparently content with his cushy…