LA Rams efforts seem focused upon tossing QB Goff under the bus
By Bret Stuter
Are the LA Rams suddenly a bunch of bunglers? Forget all the rumors, the whispers, the statements, the video clips, and the countless articles, even written by us, about the number of NFL Rumors focusing upon LA Rams starting quarterback Jared Goff. While Jared Goff has left the building, the Rams have seemed to be focused on making it virtually impossible for him to return.
And that’s not the way to do business in the NFL. In fact, it’s simply not the way to do business, period. The Rams seem to be applying an almost bully-like method right now. That’s pretty confusing, as it is such an unexpected and uncharacteristic turn for the team.
Yes, the LA Rams offense has regressed. Yes, the performance of starting quarterback Jared Goff has plateaued. And yes, head coach Sean McVay has had enough. He has openly stated that Jared Goff is the quarterback, ‘right now’. When asked to clarify his remarks after that statement, McVay doubled down by saying that the Rams will have competition at the quarterback position. Not to be outdone, and perhaps to display solidarity with the head coach, GM Les Snead admitted that moving on from Goff ‘can be done’.
But no matter how you look at it, this strategy is bizarre. Are the Rams trying to motivate Goff? Then do so privately, and don’t air it out publicly. If they are trying to build a market for Goff, then do so in a positive fashion, and not publicly throw the guy under the bus.