Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Jeff Fisher: 'They've gotta play us, too'
By Mike Sando
PHOENIX -- Jeff Fisher's St. Louis Rams were tough on the NFC West last season. They went 4-1-1 against a division producing two playoff teams.
So, when a certain NFC West blogger asked Fisher whether he perked up when the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers struck in free agency, the Rams' second-year coach did not drop to the floor in awestruck wonder.
"They've gotta play us, too," Fisher said Wednesday from the NFL owners meeting.
Seattle was the only NFC West team to defeat the Rams last season. The Seahawks, winners of their previous three games by a combined 150-30 score when St. Louis visited CenturyLink Field in Week 17, needed a 90-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter to beat the Rams, 20-13.
Fisher, asked specifically about Percy Harvin's addition to the Seahawks, said he thought the receiver would "open things up" for Seattle's offense.