These Q&A sessions with folks who cover Titans opponents have been fun, but this week's was probably more fun than all the others combined. For one, because Titans first-year radio color commentator Dave McGinnis has a unique perspective on Rams at Titans – he coached many of these Rams players as Jeff Fisher's assistant head coach from 2012-16 (Fisher was fired 13 games into last season's Los Angeles debut). McGinnis was with the Titans under Fisher from 2004-11 as linebackers coach. For two, because McGinnis is a source of seemingly endless energy and enthusiasm. Rams and Titans fans should find his comments here very interesting. You know this Rams roster well. How good is it? “First of all, Jeff Fisher and I, we built this roster, you know what I’m saying? So I know these guys very, very well. This defense and special teams of the Rams has been playoff-ready for two years, ability-wise and performance-wise. The last two years, the offense has been historically bad. The offensive line was not good, was underperforming, could not get any stability at quarterback. The receivers, that was the issue. And we knew if we could ever just get, when we drafted Jared Goff, Jeff Fisher did the Rams organization a huge favor by not playing him right away because he would have ruined the kid just like David Carr got ruined when he had to play at Houston when they drafted him and got him 76 sacks his first year. He never recovered from that. "But anyway, what Sean McVay has done is bring a tremendous offensive system in there. They traded the worst-performing left tackle in the league, Greg Robinson, who is now out of the league, and paid money for the best-performing left tackle, Andrew Whitworth. Brought a center in from Washington (John Sullivan) that was familiar with their system. Added three really, really good wideouts. And then Todd Gurley, who Jeff Fisher drafted even with an ACL coming out of Georgia because Jeff knew how special Gurley was. I mean, he knew this was a building block. He was Rookie of the Year without even starting. Had a down year last year, he wasn’t healthy and the offensive line was bad. The whole offense wasn’t good. This year, he’s an MVP candidate.
Former Rams assistant says he, Jeff Fisher deserve credit for building Rams roster
Tennessean | Dec 23