Jeff Fisher was let go by the Rams Monday after five straight tumultuously mediocre seasons with the team in St. Louis and Los Angeles.
Though Jeff Fisher was for a period of time regarded as one of the ‘elite’ coaches in the National Football League, his stats never seemed to support such, became the most coveted coach on the market back in 2011 after getting fired from the Titans despite only leading the Tennessee to a handful of winning seasons.
Fisher was fired just four days before likely becoming the losing-est coach of all time, tied with Dan Reeves. For perspective, Bill Belichick could go 0-16 for 6 straight seasons and still have a higher career win percentage than Fisher.
Both coaches share similar statistics when it comes to tenure and career games coaches, with both having been at the helm for 22 years, and Bill Belichick (349) having coached just 10 more games than Fisher (339). Beyond that, the difference is glaring. Belichick’s career win percentage sits at .679, with Fisher’s standing at .455.
Fisher leaves the Rams with five .500 (8-8) seasons on his resume. As for Bill Belichick? None. Fisher also has seven or eight wins in only 13 of his 23 full seasons as an NFL head coach. As for when Fisher made it to the playoffs, he went below .500 in such games.