“We found out the last two weeks against very good opponents where our team is and what we need to do and what we need to improve upon,” Head Coach Jeff Fisher said at his Friday news conference. We have a lot of work to do as a staff, and fortunately we have some extra time, some extra days to get focused in that area, and that’s going to be our focus. Players will be off for a couple days, get some much-needed rest. We’ll treat it just like a bye week. We finished strong in meetings and I know they’re excited to get away and come back and prepare for our next opponent.”
Fisher also doubled down on the need to improve the running game, which has been an area of difficulty through four weeks. The Rams average 2.6 yards per carry and have yet to reach the end zone on the ground, a rarity for a Fisher-coached team. In his 19 seasons as a head coach in the NFL, Fisher’s teams have ranked in the top half of the league in rushing yardage 13 times.
“We’ll get it (the running game) fixed as I said last night,” Fisher said. “We’ve started to kind of adjust our offensive philosophy to I think what’s probably better suited for us right now, and that’s to hand it off, and everything else spins off that.”
“He was playing well,” Fisher said. “Gosh, in addition to defensively, he was close to blocking punts, playing well for us on special teams.”
News and Notes:
-Fisher said he anticipated using WR/PR
-Fisher said team morale remains strong despite the Rams’ 1-3 start.
“I think they’re really good right now,” Fisher said. They’re going to be fine. They’re more than hanging in there.”