Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/11/12
Chris Long has been playing against the San Francisco 49er's twice a year since he has come into the Nation Football League. This one however, is the first time this late in the season that the game still actually matters. The 3-5 Rams still have playoff aspirations, and an upset of the 6-2 49ers would be a great stepping stone. Jeff Fisher has brought a new attitude to St Louis, and with that comes higher expectations. Long and the St. Louis defense will face Alex Smith and his dangerous receiving corps. It's Long's job to help slow the 49ers train down. Long spoke to 95.7 The Game in San Francisco with 'the Rise Guys' about the having to face the 49ers twice a year, and the effect Jeff Fisher has made on the Rams. "I’ve been playing against these guys for a few years. I always enjoy playing the 49ers because I respect the guys on that team and they’re a good football team and they are well-coached. They’ve got a good coach. They have a physical mindset and they are a team that kind of revolves around that power running game, and their offensive line is a big part of that, and Frank Gore is an integral part of that. Their running game goes through their offensive line. It’s a big challenge. You just gotta try to get them in a third-down situation and try to rush the passer." On Fisher: "Well, having Coach Fisher changed things immediately. We’re a team that hasn’t been accustomed to winning, so you need that confidence spark that Coach Fisher brings, and all his coaches he brings along with him have that. I think we really put together a great staff and it helps to have that kind of guidance and that kind of tone set every day with people that know how to win. It’s a good job of him setting a mindset in young players, and that’s what we have is a lot of young players, and even some of our older players maybe haven’t won as much in this league, but you bring in a bunch of people with a little bit of experience and it’s contagious."
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