New Rams coach Jeff Fisher doesn’t seem too happy with some of the new offseason training rules set forth by the CBA.
Fisher says he has no issues with the shortened offseason calendar, but he would have liked a chance for his staff to work with the quarterbacks, and maybe some younger players.
“It’s difficult, not only for quarterbacks but for young players to develop because you’re waiting so long,” Fisher said. “Not that you have to go to the extreme, but it would be great to be able to have the quarterback in the building, especially from a new head coach’s standpoint and from an installation standpoint with a new offense.”
Fisher claims that QB Sam Bradford was not even allowed to touch his 2012 playbook till today. Fisher would like to see the offseason rules changed so that doesn’t have to be the case.
“If a quarterback wants to come in the building in February and March and sit down and look at the previous year or watch (tape) cut-ups with the coordinator or get in the (play)book, I just feel like he should be allowed to do that,” Fisher said. “Not forced to go do that. But it doesn’t make sense to me that you can’t have your quarterback in the building and doing things until April when this is a quarterback driven league and we have difficulties as it is developing young quarterbacks. So I hope that they’d consider that.”
Quarterbacks are allowed to throw to receivers during these first two weeks of the offseason program, but not under the supervision of coaches. And that’s the only actual football fieldwork allowed for the entire team.