Kevin Demoff, the Rams' chief operating officer and executive vice president of football operations, said the team was optimistic about its chances with Fisher after spending nearly four hours with him Sunday in St. Louis.
But Demoff held onto the possibility that Fisher might opt to coach the Miami Dolphins, the other team vying for his services. In fact, the Rams will interview first-year Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen this week, a league source told NFL Network's Michael Lombardi.
Demoff expects a decision from Fisher in the next few days.
"I think it's probably fair to say that if he were excited to be excited about coming here, we'd be excited to have him," Demoff told the team's official website. "Obviously, there are a lot of things to work through on both sides. You never know how these things are going to turn out, but he's obviously an impressive coach with an impressive resume and we are excited about what we've heard so far."
"I think we've got about six or seven guys who we may ask for permission," Demoff said. "We are doing our due diligence on about 10 to 12 different candidates and making calls and working on general profiles."
The Rams also spoke Monday with the first candidate for their general manager opening: Ryan Grigson, the Philadelphia Eagles' director of player personnel. The team has requested permission to speak with about a dozen candidates for the GM job, and Demoff doesn't expect a decision to be made soon.
"The GM, you can't steal from other staffs for a GM until after the draft so you can't hire anyone," Demoff said. "So the GM one, to me can linger a little bit longer."