Goff having an ‘easier time’ with McVay’s offense

The Rams QB struggled throughout his 2016 rookie season, but has said he is having a better time with his new offense.

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Goff having an ‘easier time’ with McVay’s offense


  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is having an “easier time” learning the Rams’ new offense under head coach Sean McVay this offseason, he said recently. “I don’t know whether that’s scheme or the way it’s taught or what not, but I’ve enjoyed spending time with the coaches and picking it up pretty quickly.”
  • A more comfortable, more productive Goff would go a long way toward improving a Rams offense that was one of the league’s worst in 2016, particularly at the game’s most important position.
  • After taking over as the Rams starting quarterback in Week 11, Goff put up a 39.7 overall grade during the final seven games, edging out only Blaine Gabbert among 34 qualifying quarterbacks.
  • Goff struggled in most areas during his rookie campaign, but especially so under pressure, which was an area where he showed promise in college.
  • In his final college season, Goff’s 64.7 adjusted completion percentage under pressure ranked 15th among 54 qualifying quarterbacks. In his first NFL season, Goff’s 50.8 percent mark in the same metric ranked dead last among 34 qualifying quarterbacks.

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  • crosseyedlemon

    Jeff Fisher thought he could save his job by hampering Goff’s development which shows what an idiot he was. The new coaching staff will provide the kind of support Goff needs to succeed.

    • McGeorge

      Fisher realized Goff was a bust and was trying to save his job by keeping him off the field so the fans wouldn’t be calling for his head.

      If Goff greatly improves that that’s an indictment of Fishers coaching (which was already widely panned).

      Too bad Jeff Fisher didn’t have Mark Sanchez. Mark Sanchez got a lot of playing time for such a bad QB. And Fisher lasted quite a while.
      It would have been amusing to have them together for a couple of seasons.

      • crosseyedlemon

        Fisher was on such thin ice entering the season that he really had nothing to lose by playing Goff from the get go and hoping Jeff could be his get out of jail free card.
        Sanchez might have worked out had he never played in New York where the media just crucified him and Rex Ryan every chance they got.

        • McGeorge

          Sanchez sucked, and nothing would have helped him. Maybe he’d have sucked a little less had he started elsewhere.
          He sucked with the Eagles, and lost a competition with Trevor Siemian because Sanchez did what he does best “turn the ball over”.

      • Andre Taylor

        Without the late, great Steve McNair and HOFer Eddie George, Jeff Fisher would have never even gotten the job with the Rams. Had they not been ad good as they were, Fisher would have still been a DC.

      • Kenny “Jet” Jackson

        Calling Goff a bust after 7 games. NFL fandom has really taken a turn for the worse.

        • McGeorge

          Goff might be able to turn his career around, but he sure looks like a bust.
          He was awful.

          • Andre Taylor

            Jeff Fisher was the issue, not Goff. This year will prove it

          • McGeorge

            We’ll find out by the end of the year.

    • Andre Taylor

      Jeff Fisher should have been fired several years ago, he had done nothing since the early 2000’s when he had the late, great Steve McNair at QB, and RB Eddie George. Basically destroying Vince Youngs career, then black-balling him from getting a real chance afterwards. Young started off very well, Fisher didn’t like Young, stunted his growth much like he tried to do Goff.

  • Andre Taylor

    I am not a Rams fan, however i am a football fan and have a great appreciation for how a good team is built. I will admit that despite new HC Sean McVay’s success as the OC in Washington, i didn’t like nor the much of the Rams hiring of McVay. The off-season signing of WR Robert Woods didn’t do much to change my mind, Woods had battled inconsistencies and injuries during his time in Buffalo. However after taking a second look at the overall blueprint of what GM Les Snead and McVay had put together, i changed my mind. While im not saying that Goff will be the next Joe Montana, Goff reminds me alot of Kirk Cousins. One of the most underrated moves of the whole off-season was the signing of free agent LT Andrew Whitworth. A Pro-bowl LT the last 4 years in Cincinnati, although 35 Whitworth still has 2 years of excellent production left. The signing of Whitworth will and has impacted the whole offense in several ways, first it moves the former # 2 overall pick in the 2014 draft Greg Robinson from LT were he has underperformed and look like a bust, to RT which will suit his size, power and strength much better. RT Rob Havenstein moves from RT to RG, the Whitworth signing improved 3 different positions. So now the line has been rebuilt to become a strength instead of a weakness, providing 2nd year QB Jared Goff with better protection and 3rd year RB Todd Gurley more room to run and operate. From left to right its now LT Andrew Whitworth, LG Rodger Safford, C Tim Barnes, RG Rob Havenstein, and RT Greg Robinson at RT. McVay and Snead went into the draft with a clear plan to replicate the offense he had in Washington. With WR Robert Woods already signed, and being more of a underneath, slot receiver on the small side. The Rams started the draft by selecting TE Gerald Everett, who is very much a Jordan Reed clone. At 6ft 3, 235lbs, Everett isn’t your traditional inline blocking TE, but is to big for a CB or Safety to cover, and to much speed and quickness for a LB to keep up with. Also selecting possession WR Cooper Kupp to play the Pierre Garcon role in the offense, at 6ft 1, 205lbs Kupp runs precise routes, and catches everything thrown in his direction. With 5th year veteran WR Tavon Austin on the small side and not much of a deep threat, despite his speed Austin is somewhat underdeveloped in his route running and only averages about 10 yards per catch. So in the 4th round speedster Josh Reynolds was selected, to give the Rams the true deep threat they have lacked since HOF WR’s Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Reynolds is a long strider, who eats up a cushion real quick. With excellent deep ball skills, Reynolds catches the ball at its highest point, winning more than his share of 50/50 balls. Reynolds will bring the deep speed element that Deshawn Jackson did to McVay’s offense. Goff should be much more comfortable in McVay’s offense, which will take advantage of his accuracy and decision making. With a healthy Todd Gurley, a much improved O-line, new weapons around him. 2nd year QB Jared Goff should really thrive, there is no doubt my mind that the Rams will much improved.