Silver lining? Jeff Fisher avoids all-time loss record


Jeff Fisher told the truth. He proclaimed to the world he wasn't go to go 7-9 (I believe f------ 7-9 was his exact wording) and, as it turns out, he will not.

Instead, the coach went 4-9 before the Rams pulled the plug on Monday afternoon. Fisher ends his long Rams tenure at 31-45-1 with no winning seasons in five chances.

We're not going to celebrate Fisher's dismissal -- we'll leave that corner to Eric Dickerson -- but there is a tiny silver lining for a coach who was probably a few days away from an unflattering NFL record:

Most Losses For A Coach In NFL History

   Coach           W-L          Pct.
Jeff Fisher    173-165-1   .512
Dan Reeves  190-165-2   .535
Tom Landry  250-162-6   .607
Don Shula    328-156-6   .677

Fisher won't own the record himself ... unless he can convince another team to give him the big chair. Crazier things have happened.

Want some more Fisher minutiae? He becomes the first head coach to be fired before the same season his team was featured on Hard Knocks concluded (Mike Smith was fired by the Falcons at the end of the 2014 season the same year Atlanta was on Hard Knocks). Efforting to get Liev Schreiber's take on this.