Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff gets some positive run from ESPN analyst Jon Gruden.
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff received a vote of confidence from ESPN in-house quarterback guru Jon Gruden. The analyst offered his observations on a conference call, and his comments were part of a piece by Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.
Gruden touched on much of what Rams’ fans saw last season: a bad offensive line, a group of receivers who underperformed, and Goff being a “true junior” thrown into what was a remarkably difficult situation that ultimately led to his 0-7 record as a starter.
So how does this year differ from last season?
Start with a head coach who sees NFL football through an offensive lens, and Jared himself having a opportunity to grow both professionally and physically. Two things that eluded him in his rookie season.
“I just think he’s going to bring a real positive, upbeat presence to the offensive side of the ball,” Gruden said. That in and of itself crystallizes the stark contrast to the Jeff Fisher era and a decade of sub .500 football capped by last year’s 4-12 mark.
But like all other NFL would be superstars, Goff’s development will come down his ability to wrap himself around McVay’s system.
And avoiding the “Sophomore Slump.”
Gruden was also quick to note the optimism in Los Angeles.
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After 10 years of losing, the new attitude and energy surrounding the Rams is welcome to a fan base starving for a winner.
Maybe this team is finally on to something.