Last year around this time on Hard Knocks, we were treated to then-Rams coach Jeff Fisher ranting about how the Los Angeles franchise wasn’t going 7-9.
He turned out to be right: The Rams actually went 4-12, with Fisher compiling a 4-9 record before being fired midseason. But the point here isn’t what happened last year. It’s the fact that Fisher’s coaching record has included a whole bunch of 7-9 and 8-8 seasons.
That’s led some people to declare on Tuesday that August 8 (AKA 8/8) is Jeff Fisher Day:
How do we break this tie? Let’s consult Pro Football Reference:
8-8 seasons: 5
7-9 seasons: 4
There’s also one 7-8-1 year, so I have no idea how to count that.
Either way, we can all celebrate that Fisher was, as my colleague Steven Ruiz said, “perpetually mediocre.”
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