When the Green Bay Packers played the St. Louis Rams back in 2012, Rams coach Jeff Fisher had a sweet gimmick t0 ensure his team victory.
Clay Matthews was the flavor of the month at that time and Fisher wanted his boys to be aware of Matthews at all times. So, he slapped a blond wig on one of his scout teams guys during practice so the dummies on his squad knew to watch out for the guy with the long hair.
The Packers won 30-20. Matthews sacked then-Rams QB Sam Bradford once.
So you could argue that gimmick worked for shit.
Jeff Fisher will not be deterred, however.
Packers-Rams on Sunday. Gotta dream up a new gimmick!
This time around, said gimmick focuses on quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Fisher is worried about Rodgers’ hard count and the resulting free plays it often gives the Packers.
So Fisher has taken to blowing an air horn in his defensive linemen’s ears during practice this week.
“That’s just a message to the D-line on the hard count,” Fisher said. “No one uses the hard count better than Aaron. … He pulls them offside two or three times a game. So I woke them up in their meeting room this morning with the horn, just to send a message.”
That’s not all, either.
Fisher is also blasting this piece of mid-90s garbage at practice so the Rams are ready for the Green Bay crowd noise.
Yeah, don’t pretend you don’t remember the dance. We know you do.
Anyway, what we would like to know is this. Does Fisher do stupid shit like this prior to facing all Rams’ opponents? Or is this crap just reserved for the Green Bay Packers?
It certainly seems like the latter.
So, I guess we’re flattered?