Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was a guest Wednesday on NFL Network, discussing subplots involving both his former coaching home and his current one. In addition to his thoughts on the Titans’ pursuit of Peyton Manning, Fisher hit on two pressing issues regarding the Rams.
On how things have changed since the Rams pulled off their big draft-pick trade with the Redskins:
“It’s hard to imagine a week ago we were just sitting there with the second pick in the draft and now as we speak, not only do we have Cortland Finnegan, but we have three picks in the top 39 and two 1′s in 2013 and two 1′s in 2014. (And) still left with the sixth pick in the draft this year. We have a lot of holes to fill and we felt like that was the best way to do it. Obviously the Redskins were very, very motivated for other reasons, and we think it was a great deal for our football team.”
On preparedness when punishment is handed down to Gregg Williams, Rams defensive coordinator and central figure in the “bounty” scandal:
“Coaches have to prepare for all different scenarios. We have to adjust during games, we have to adjust for draft, we have to adjust because of injuries. So, yes, I’m prepared but I really can’t discuss any further, the investigation is still ongoing and we’ll respect whatever decision is made at the league office by the commissioner and move on.”