Needless to say, head coach Jeff Fisher and the St. Louis Rams have not been having the best weekend. Fisher announced on Sunday that the team would be without starting quarterback Sam Bradford for the entire season after he tore the ACL in his left knee for the second season in a row, making backup Shaun Hill the starter for the season now.
In speaking to the media during his press conference on Sunday, while the Bradford news is devastating, Fisher noted that he has all the confidence in the world in Hill to step up and lead this team going forward.
“We move forward as a football team,” Fisher said. “Shaun’s our guy. We’ve brought him here, he’s got experience, we’ve got all the confidence in the world in him.”
Hill has not had much regular season action the past few years, however many that follow the team have noted that he has all the tools in the world to step in for Bradford and be successful.
The of course, there have been the whispers that the team could be working the phones with other organizations, trying to bring in an experienced veteran to step in. Fisher also addressed this.
“It makes no sense to jump and react right now and try to fill the hole at whatever cost,” Fisher said. “We’re going to take our time and evaluate this. There’s going to be some quarterbacks that are released and there may or may not be some quarterbacks that have trade value.”
All signs at this point, though, point toward Hill taking the reins of the offense in 2014.