Rams Coach Jeff Fisher Sees "Bright Spots" Despite Losing Campaign

The St. Louis Rams finished 7-9 with Sunday's loss, but coach Jeff Fisher sees positives in the campaign.

The St. Louis Rams closed out another losing season with their 19-16 overtime loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, but coach Jeff Fisher saw some bright spots during their 7-9 season.

Yes, the coach is disappointed too. 

Fisher, in his fourth season, is well aware that his team fell short of the .500 mark on the season, which the Rams haven’t reached since 2006. 

“It’s very disappointing,” Fisher told reporters following Sunday’s loss. “We had numerous opportunities early in the year and we didn’t get it done. We lost close games. So we have to get past that.”


The Rams, who fell to 27-36-1 under Fisher, did show some positives throughout their losing campaign. Among them were the development of key aspects of the offense.

“There’s a lot of bright spots,” Fisher said. “We’ve got a good group of young players. We have an offensive line for the future and a running back for the future. We’ve got really good special teams typically. Greg (Zuerlein) had a rough year but a lot of his (misses) were over 50 (yards), as was the one earlier today. But we’ve got a good group, a good core. If you look back, you say I’m alright with being 4-2 in the division; I’m not alright with some of the other losses that took place. I never will be.”

Still, it is something to build on. 

The Rams will have difficult decisions to make with re-signing some of their unrestricted free agents and at what cost, but they know they have a running back in Todd Gurley and an offensive line stocked with youngsters that they can build around going forward. 

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