TBUX wrote:such nonsense Henry- notice the guys you quote= Grob and Kendricks- 2 of our worse players- why didn't you comment on what the good players said about Fisher????? wonder why?? If you NEED a coach to get you motivated- you are a crap player- period. Also not what he said- and you are paraphrasing with your words. Most had a ton of respect for Fisher- and the way he coached them.
That may be what they said, but it's hardly what at least 80% of them SHOWED on the NFL gridiron this year, was it? If they truly desired to have Jeff Fisher remain as their head coach, why didn't his players perform more successfully for him then? If the team had been 9-4 rather than 4-9 after thirteen games, do you believe that Fisher would've then been terminated from his head-coaching position with our team?
So his players having "a ton of respect for Fisher- and the way he coached them." that resulted in the Rams being outscored by 45-117 in their final three contests under his coaching leadership, hmmmm? I certainly hope that the Good Guys will NEVER again have a head coach which they "respect" in such a gutless, humiliating manner on the football field.
I'd venture that the majority of pro football players, them being mostly males in their twenties, are indeed somewhat immature and irresponsible, no matter what their physical abilities and how much they're being paid for their services. Someone like Aaron Donald, who strikes me as being highly self-motivated, is the exception to the general pattern, I'd venture, which is why he had another Pro Bowl year this past season even as the overall team collapsed around him.
There are various ways that an NFL head coach can be a strong motivator of his players, but AFAIC a significant majority of them do require external motivation to perform effectively on a consistent basis, something which Fisher's laid-back, undisciplined 'country club' approach failed to provide for our team's players--a truth which was demonstrated by their game-day performances.
"Actions speak louder than words..."