St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher isn't pleased with former Cleveland Browns signal caller Bernie Kosar.
Kosar was critical of the Rams backup quarterback Kellen Clemens while he was serving as the Browns's color commentator during the team's first preseason game. The Rams fell behind early in a 27-19 loss and Kosar stated that ''I can't stand watching him play'', while Clemens was in the game. He also had some other pointed comments about Rams players and coaches.
Clemens finished the game by completing 6 of 13 passes for 116 with a touchdown and two interceptions.
After the Rams' Saturday practice, Fisher let it be known that Kosar was out of bounds about what he said about Clemens.
"First off, let me say this: the Cleveland Browns' organization is a first class organization from top to bottom and it has been that for years and years and years," Fisher said. "I guess I'm a little disappointed. I feel bad for them that they had someone doing their broadcast feel the need to speak that way about players, specifically on our team and coaches for that matter.
"I'm just surprised that Bernie has such a lack of respect for players and this game. To be honest with you, I lost a lot of respect for him. It's highly unlikely he knew anything about our football team, but felt the need to make those comments. I don't think they were justified."
''Bernie's got his issues; they're well documented,'' Fisher said. ''Kellen played well, he played hard, he made plays.''
Translation: Bankruptcy and a porn star daughter.
If you ask any football fan they might've agreed with Kosar, but as the coach Fisher has to have his players' back or risk a possible mutiny when things get tough.