What does the Goff-Stafford trade mean for LA Rams in 2021?
By Bret Stuter
The LA Rams have just redecorated their offense. While that’s all well and good, anyone who has shopped for one new piece of furniture for the living room knows that it never stops there. One new piece means more pieces ‘to match’. It means new color schemes, new blinds, new carpeting, new paint. In short, changing one thing means changing everything.
The LA Rams decided that they needed to make a change at quarterback after the 2020 NFL season. Whether or not that decision will prove to be the turning point for a Super Bowl victory for head coach Sean McVay and these Rams, one thing is more than certain.
No more scapegoating.
That is a very positive change for the Rams culture. Perhaps now, positive changes will happen, because they must. The LA Rams have conceded that they cannot deflect energy from getting and winning into the troubleshooting efforts of correcting mistakes. So, the past of looking to the quarterback position as the reason for each and every loss committed by this team needs to change towards fixing what went wrong.
Criticism is unfair and counter-productive. Too many have extrapolated the enthusiasm of the LA Rams choosing a fully healed John Wolford over a busted-thumbed Jared Goff as some sort of player mutiny. It wasn’t. It was simply good football, teammates rallying around the quarterback under center.