It has been a sad lot of seasons since the Dolphins or St. Louis Rams have won a game as important as the one in which they are now competing. That is why both teams are shopping for a new coach in the first place. And it is why both see the incomplete rèsumè of Jeff Fisher like hungry diners eyeing a platter of filet mignon and lobster.Fisher in 16 full seasons with the Tennessee Titans lost the only Super Bowl he got to, but he is by consensus the 2012 prize among available NFL coaches, and that is enough for two sagging, desperate franchises.As one man hones in on his long-awaited decision between his stated two finalists, one team prepares to exalt in victory while the other readies a scrambles into damage-control mode over its latest defeat. Fisher comes with no guarantee except this one: Public perception will take immediate sides upon his word, disproportionately anointing his chosen team as having turned that invisible corner toward happier days, while stamping a big red “L” on the team he rejects.Oh how the Dolphins need to “win” Fisher — but for that perception even more than for the reality.The current reality is that one great quarterback bridges a team to pro football power far more assuredly than one (solid to arguably) great coach.The perception, at least for Miami, is that the Dolphins are mismanaged by a star-struck, novice owner in Stephen Ross and by an inexperienced, lightweight general manager in Jeff Ireland.Getting Fisher won’t solve the QB reality holding this club back, but it would go a long way to mending the perception that hounds the Dolphins — a perception only underlined a year earlier when Ross was rebuffed in his play for Jim Harbaugh.A Woody Allen line from the movie Annie Hall has always stuck with me: “I never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member.”Fisher joining would enhance the club’s turned-ragged image. He would be Miami’s most exciting, NFL-proven coach hire since Jimmy Johnson in 1996.Dolphins fans at this point need experience and proof to hold onto.Since Johnson and Dan Marino retired in tandem following the 1999 season, the painted horses on the club’s coaching carousel have been Dave Wannstedt, Jim Bates (interim), Nick Saban, Cam Cameron, Tony Sparano and Todd Bowles (interim). None since Wannstedt arrived with previous head coaching experience in the league, and Wannstedt’s was a mostly failed stint in Chicago.Miami has been a coaches’ proving ground for too long.Too many men here were still on training wheels.And that inexperience describes everyone the Dolphins have interviewed for this current opening — every one except Fisher.