Okay, Jeff Fisher has to be messing with everyone. How could a man work in the league for this long if he were actually this dumb and uninformed? NFL coaches are stupid in many ways, but they’re at least obsessive about their jobs. Today, the Rams head coach appeared to be using years-old intel to plan Sunday’s game against the Patriots.
When asked about the Patriots’ trio of running backs—the question didn’t mention their names, but they’re LeGarrette Blount, Dion Lewis, and James White—Fisher said, “They’re all different.” He complimented LeGarrette Blount, whom he signed with the Titans as an undrafted rookie, but cut before the regular season. Then, Fisher talked about “Brandon” and “Danny.” Via NESN:
“I’ve been impressed with Brandon and what he’s done out of the backfield. You’ve got to deal with him, in addition to Danny. You’ve got playmakers all around, so we have to play sound defense.”
The audio’s here, at about the five-minute mark, if you want to analyze whether Fisher knew he was wrong. Brandon Bolden, who used to play a larger role with the Patriots, has one rush for four yards and two catches for 15 yards this season. Danny Woodhead hasn’t played for the team since 2012. It feels safe to say that “Brandon” and “Danny” do not plan to have major roles in New England’s running game this weekend.
Once again: Is Jeff Fisher incredibly stupid or in on it?