Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is a veteran of the coaching realms in the NFL but he made a potentially embarrassing blunder on Wednesday on a conference call to New England media.
Fisher referred to the Patriots backfield, Fisher mentioned 'Brandon' and 'Danny'. Brandon Bolden is a backup running back on the Patriots roster, a special teamer mostly but the Danny part of the quote is the intriguing thing here.
Did Fisher mean former Patriots but now Chargers back Danny Woodhead? Or could he have been referring to Danny Amendola, the Patriots wide receiver who makes the odd appearance in the running game on jet sweeps and reverses.
Fisher's exact words were: “I’ve been impressed with Brandon and what he’s done out of the backfield. You’ve got to deal with him, in addition to Danny. You’ve got playmakers all around, so we have to play sound defense.”
It's not exactly clear who fisher meant but Woodhead, who is on the IR currently, left the Patriots way back in 2013, so this could be slightly embarrassing for Fisher considering he coaches at the highest level of the game and his job is not exactly secure as of now.
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However, a Rams spokesperson has denied that Fisher was talking about Woodhead, saying: “Coach Fisher was referring to Danny Amendola, who played for the Rams...He was talking about some of the threats they have.”
But, to make things a little worse, complementing Brandon Bolden (though he does play for the Pats) doesn't make Fisher look any better as Bolden has only had one rushing attempt in the entire 2016 season.
Again, the Rams had a defence for this reference to saying it was “not so much about production, but the different ways they line him up.”
Even so, Bolden barely takes the field on offensive snaps and to presume that he would against a stout LA defensive line would be a little optimistic. It all seems like a blooper trying to be covered up without any lasting damage, but this incident will certainly fuel the Fisher doubters and exit talk especially if they lose the game badly this weekend.