HBO’s Hard Knocks is always good for some weird training camp stories.
In Tuesday’s premiere episode with the Rams, former Maryland WR Deon Long got cut by the team for bringing a woman back to his training camp dorm room.
“We have rules and we have to abide by them,” coach Jeff Fisher told him. “I thought I made myself really clear.”
The best part of Fisher’s blowup was him calling that move some “7-9 bull—”. Because he’s made a name for himself going 7-9, 8-8 and 9-7 in his 20-plus year coaching career. He’s 165-150-1 as a head man.
“I’m not f— going 7-9 or 8-8 or 9-7 … we have too much talent here for that,” Fisher said on Tuesday’s Hard Knocks. “We had some 7-9 bulls— this morning and we can’t have that. Deon is gone. That is 7-9 bulls— and we don’t need it.”
Long got cut on July 31 and has since signed with the Eagles. He caught 51 passes for 575 yards and 2 TDs as a senior in 2014 with the Terps.
Long attended West Virginia, New Mexico and Iowa Western before arriving at Maryland and playing two seasons there. He’s been in camp or on the practice squad with four different NFL teams since going undrafted in 2015.