ESPN Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez reports the team "still could part ways" with coach Jeff Fisher after the season despite him signing a two-year extension.
"7-9er" may be giving Fisher too much credit based on how this pitiful team has played this season. The Rams just lost by double-digits again on Sunday, falling to 4-8 with four games left to play and the Falcons coming to town next. According to various media outlets and Fisher himself, the extension was signed well before the season started. The Rams were expected to contend for a playoff spot in their first season back in L.A., but they're closer to being the worst team in football than being a playoff squad. Fisher is on his way to becoming the losingest coach in NFL history, and owner Stan Kroenke might be getting antsy after Fisher picked a fight with Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson earlier this week, causing the fan base to call for Fisher's head. It's not set in stone that Fisher will be back in 2017. Kroenke has deep enough pockets to pay him to leave.
Extended Fisher was still a bad idea at the time, but it makes a little more sense that it happened before the season started.