With the Los Angeles Rams continuing to struggle mightily, the organization finally made the decision to fire the newly extended Jeff Fisher. At 4-9, John Fassel takes over as the interim head coach.
His dad, former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel, joined CBS Sports Radio’s Tiki And Tierney to discuss.
“I don’t think he was expecting it,” Fassel said. “John is the most low-key guy ever. He loves what he does. He’s never out there politicking for a job. People give him jobs. Jeff Fisher called him and went with him right away. He’s the most humble guy I’ve ever been around. The organization looked at it and said we’ve had five years of outstanding special teams. They have set a lot of records. The players like him. They said that’s the guy we got to go to.”
What makes his son better than Fisher?
“He has a lot of energy, and he’s very positive,” said Fassel. “I never heard him say a cuss word in his life. The players don’t care how much you know until you know how much you care. He exudes that with his players. He doesn’t scream and yell and cuss at them, he’s always upbeat and enthusiastic and it carries to the players.”
The Rams took a long time to finally go to their first pick in the draft, Jared Goff. They finally made the decision a couple weeks ago, but did it take too long?
“I don’t get into it with John. I leave him alone. I don’t voice my opinion. I could not understand why this guy can’t be out there playing quarterback. Something is wrong. He looks to me like he has the talent. They don’t throw the ball down the field very far. That’s the one thing I noticed. The DBs sit on the routes. They got to open the book and let him throw it down the field.”