Chris Long

Strong finish could go a long way for embattled Rams coach

Strong finish could go a long way for embattled Rams coach

News of Jeff Fisher’s contract extension riled Rams fans, generated support from players in the locker room and left many football observers wondering how a coach nearing an NFL record for career losses could warrant a new deal.

The Rams’ embattled coach said Monday that Dick Vermeil, who coached the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title in the 1999 season, was among those who reached out and offered congratulations on the new deal.

Vermeil’s Rams defeated Fisher’s Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.

“Had a great text,” Fisher said during his weekly news conference at Cal Lutheran.

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