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Rams head coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t know the Patriots running backs, or is a time traveler

It’s hard to remember names, especially if they’re your upcoming opponent.

Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher has not had much success against the New England Patriots. In his last two games against the Patriots, Fisher’s squads have been destroyed by a cumulative score of 104-7.

So one would expect Fisher to do his homework to ensure he wouldn’t get spanked like he had in the past. One would be wrong because that assumes Fisher cares about being a good coach.

During a Wednesday press conference, Fisher made it abundantly clear that he honestly doesn’t care about putting in effort anymore when he was asked about the Patriots running backs.

“Well, they’re all different,” Fisher said, via NESN. “I have a place in my heart for LeGarrette, because I gave him a start, and I have great respect for him. He’s a big back, and he’s hard to get down. And as they rotate through, different guys play in different situations, and they do a good job with it. He knows where the ball’s going to go, and the guys are very, very disciplined.

“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.”

After scouting Brandon Bolden and Danny Woodhead, Fisher made sure to check out Shane Vereen, Kevin Faulk, and BenJarvus Green-Ellis. No word on if his team is putting in any work on Laurence Maroney. Or maybe Fisher is just a time traveler from the past who only has access to Patriots-Rams game tape from 2012.

Of course I joke about this, but in fairness to Fisher it’s pretty difficult to remember names, especially when he has to watch out for QB Tim Brody, TE Rupert Gostkowski, and WR Julian Amendola. It ain’t easy.