Los Angeles Rams defensive end Eugene Sims was remorseful and apologized to his teammates and coach Jeff Fisher for his ejection, according to an obviously irritated Fisher.
Fisher said he told his coaching staff, “I can’t remember, in my career, having a defensive player ejected, let alone … two in three weeks. That stuff has to stop.” Another defensive player was ejected in the Rams season opener.
Sims was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct on an extra point kick by Tampa Bay’s Roberto Aguayo in the second quarter of the Rams 37-32 victory.
“There was some stuff going on … something was said and he retaliated,” Fisher said at his customary Monday news conference at California Lutheran University. “No place for it at all. He knows. It’s going to be addressed tomorrow.”
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald was ejected for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Rams season-opening 28-0 loss to San Francisco Sept. 12.
Fisher called Todd Gurley’s 16-yard run in the third quarter to the Buccaneers 1-yard line “one of the better runs I’ve seen in the last 20 years.”
“Just an amazing athletic performance there,” Fisher said.
Gurley ran one yard two plays later for the second of his two touchdowns.
Fisher said he would “probably not” watch tonight’s presidential debate.
“I’ll probably be game planning against Arizona,” Fisher said.
—City News Service