Next to the phrase, “Man-in-the-Middle” in the urban dictionary you’ll likely see a picture of St. Louis Rams’ Head Coach, Jeff Fisher. It’s been 3 months since Roger Goodell disciplined the New Orleans Saints for a bounty scandal orchestrated by their former defensive coordinator, Greg Williams. Now, Fisher finds himself stuck between Saints’ players, the front office, and their coaching staff.
The St. Louis Rams had nothing to do with the scandal. Yet, they’re very much apart of the fallout because Jeff Fisher added his good friend, Greg Williams to the Rams’ coaching staff before the bounty scandal surfaced. Fisher had no clue about Greg Williams’ participation in the bounty scandal. “Had I known about the situation, I would have gone a different route” Fisher said in regards to hiring Greg Williams.
Jeff Fisher is a defensive minded guy, but with this being his first season heading the St. Louis Rams, his focus cannot be strictly on the defensive side.
“The most difficult part of the week is putting the plan together. Calling the defense and those kinds of things is not as difficult as putting the plan together and being right and adjusting. We’re more than capable of doing all three of those things,” Fisher said Thursday.
That statement created a stir in the NFL rumors department, because Fisher eluded to the defense being coached by committee - assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, secondary coach Chuck Cecil and linebackers coach Blake Williams, the son Gregg Williams, who’s now suspended indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.
In my opinion, this could either go surprisingly well or become an epic fail. The saying, “too many cooks in the kitchen” was created for a reason. One has to wonder if that phrase could end up being the slogan of the Rams defensive staff in 2012.
Emmanual Benton is a featured Washington Redskins columnist for RantSports.com. If you enjoy talking all things NFL, follow Emmanual on Twitter: Follow @Roccoskins