Well, that escalated quickly.
Earlier this month, it was announced that the Los Angeles Rams and head coach Jeff Fisher agreed to a contract extension through the 2018-19 NFL season.
However, after another dismal week and poor showing against the Atlanta Falcons, the Rams announced Fisher has been fired.
The Los Angeles Rams have relieved Jeff Fisher from head coaching duties. Full statement to follow.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 12, 2016
The Rams have made no decision on who will serve as the team’s interim coach.
Los Angeles currently sits at 4-9 on the season, so at least Fisher’s prediction from this season of “Hard Knocks” proved to be true.
“Making a decision such as this – especially during the season – is one of the most difficult in sports,” said Rams Owner/Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke 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.
“However, 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. 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.”
Fisher, the losingest coach in NFL history, finishes his time with the Rams with a 31-45-1 overall record. Fisher joined the Rams as head coach in 2012.