Goff can take a big step tonight as Rams build towards opener

(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

Los  Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay will be looking for consistency tonight from his second year quarterback. Can Jared Goff deliver on the promise he showed last weekend in Oakland.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff can take a big step tonight when the Chargers enter the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for Week 3 of the NFL Preseason.

Related Story: 10 best options on Rams for fantasy football

After a seven day stretch where anticipation is high that the second year quarterback may have finally “gotten it”, step two is to do it again.

And again, and again, and so on.

Goff set his bar relatively high last Saturday night against the Oakland Raiders. In a game where he played interception-free football, fans wonder if they have finally gotten a taste of the former top overall draft pick they had hoped to see last season.

“You want to just see consistency,”  Sean McVay said in an interview in the Los Angeles Times.

For nearly an entire half of football, Goff was consistent, finding Cooper Kupp for a touchdown and nearly connecting with newest receiver Sammy Watkins for another.

"“If you can string together good decisions, throw the ball with great timing and rhythm and accuracy, that’s going to give yourself a chance to play the quarterback position at a high level,” McVay would add."

In what is referred to as the “dress rehearsal,” the Rams need to see that “consistency” find its way into Goff and the Los Angeles offense again tonight. If running back Todd Gurley can also build on a good showing from last weekend, and Watkins can make a few catches, the talk heading into the regular season will be of a quarterback discovered, and an emerging new head coach catching fire out in the west.

More from Ramblin' Fan

As I wrote earlier this summer, the balance of power in the NFC West is likely shifting. While the Seattle Seahawks are working their way back to the pack, and the Arizona Cardinals are beginning a rebuild sooner rather than later, the Rams are in prime position to to make a move up.

Yes, it’s still the preseason, but things appear to be looking up in Los Angeles.

If McVay can see that consistency he spoke of, maybe they HAVE finally turned that corner, and the not so subtle talk of Goff being a bust may finally begin to go away,

At least until the regular season rolls around.