NFL training camps are tough. The players endure grueling workouts for hours on end to get themselves prepped for the upcoming season. It can take a toll both mentally and physically on a player. So naturally, players need an escape from reality to refresh their minds.
One Los Angeles Rams wide receiver, Deon Long, wanted to do so by bringing a female to his dorm. Jeff Fisher found out and asked him about the incident. When Long explained himself in a pretty reasonable manner (by saying that she wasn’t staying past curfew), Fisher cut him on the spot because “rules are rules.”
Fisher didn’t hold back when he told the team that Long was gone.
“I’m not f—ing going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7 … we have too much talent here for that,” he said on “Hard Knocks.” “We had some 7-9 bulls— this morning and we can’t have that. Deon is gone. That is 7-9 bulls— and we don’t need it.”
This might be the quote of the year from Fisher. Everyone and their mother knows that Fisher and the Rams are going to be hovering around the 8-8 mark. It’s in Fisher’s blood. His career record as a head coach is just above the.500 level.
This isn’t the first NFC West coach who has cut a player for a team rule violation. Bruce Arians cut a player for parking in his parking spot. Which is crazier: Fisher or Arians?.
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