• Thu 89°F / 53°F

Rams Welcome Fisher To St. Louis

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- The St. Louis Rams introduced Jeff Fisher as their new head coach at a news conference Tuesday.

The 53-year-old Fisher previously coached the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans from 1994 until 2010. During the 17-year span, Fisher compiled a record of 142-120, including three division titles and six playoff appearances. He led the Titans to Super Bowl 34, in which they fell a yard short in forcing overtime in a 23-16 loss to St. Louis.

“I had two factors,” Fisher said of his decision. “One was a good owner (Stan Kroenke) and the other was the quarterback (Sam Bradford). I’m very excited about the opportunity.”

Fisher takes over a franchise that has gone a dismal 37-91 over the past eight seasons. He will be looking to turn around the fortunes of former number-one overall pick Sam Bradford. During his sophomore campaign this past season, Bradford tossed 2,164 yards with six touchdowns and six interceptions, while playing in only 10 games because of a high ankle sprain.

The Rams haven't been to the playoffs since the 2004 season.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio


Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.