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Jared Goff: We’re a lot closer than people think

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The start of the offseason program for a football team is a time for heavy doses of optimism about what lies ahead in the coming months and Rams quarterback Jared Goff was full of sunshine when he met the media after Day One in Los Angeles on Monday.

Goff and company are getting acclimated to life under new head coach Sean McVay and the quarterback said he hasn’t “heard a bad word” about McVay’s offensive scheme. He also praised the work the team has done in free agency by bringing in left tackle Andrew Whitworth, center John Sullivan and wide receiver Robert Woods while saying the feeling inside the team is better than many outside opinions.

“I think we’re a lot closer to where we want to be than people may think,” Goff said. “We got the players, we got the talent, we got all the pieces we need. It’s just about putting it together now.” 

Goff will be a big part of proving himself right. He said he feels more comfortable now than he did upon joining the team a year ago and that the offseason work he’s done with quarterback tutors Tom House and Adam Dedeaux has left him feeling more confident about his game. That will need to translate to the field if April’s optimism is going to mean anything come December.

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28 Responses to “Jared Goff: We’re a lot closer than people think”
  1. eazeback says: Apr 10, 2017 4:09 PM

    with that type of “knowledge” you shoulda spent more time in school….

  2. gbrim20 says: Apr 10, 2017 4:17 PM

    “I think we’re a lot closer to worst team in the league than people may think,”

    Fixed it for you Jared. Got your back.

  3. ninerdynasty says: Apr 10, 2017 4:19 PM

    The niners players were saying the same thing last year around this time. Just sayinnngg. lol

  4. f1restarter says: Apr 10, 2017 4:26 PM

    A lot closer to last place than to first.

  5. truninerfan49 says: Apr 10, 2017 4:26 PM

    A lot closer to what? 6-10?

  6. alldonesmith says: Apr 10, 2017 4:27 PM

    How many times do we hear “we’re closer than people think” every year? Talk is cheap. Prove it on Sunday.

  7. Hoboken Squat Cobbler says: Apr 10, 2017 4:34 PM

    No, you’re depth perception is way off

  8. noose18 says: Apr 10, 2017 4:53 PM

    Haha nah man, you’re not.

  9. nathanp2013 says: Apr 10, 2017 4:57 PM

    Yeah, the centerpiece of that offense, Todd Gurley, is a lot closer to Trent Richardson than people think. Outside of 5-6 garbage time runs in his first 4 games… he has averaged 3.2 yards over the course of his career.

    Fisher also thought that Case Keenum was a closer than he thought Goff was to leading a NFL team.

  10. zombiepatriot says: Apr 10, 2017 5:08 PM

    AND that’s why we play the games.

  11. whatjusthapped says: Apr 10, 2017 5:09 PM

    He sounds so delusional that he should be playing for the Vikings where they are just as delusional but are twice as obnoxious about it.

    The Rams are closer to drafting first next year than they are climbing above the .500 mark. When teams get as bad as the Rams and Vikings, their fan base forgets it take years of sound personnel decision making to climb out of it.

  12. QB Film Room says: Apr 10, 2017 5:10 PM

    Non Prep Shy QB Goff meet extraverted young bold HC McVay!! Hope it works out!!??

  13. nyneal says: Apr 10, 2017 5:10 PM

    If the Rams had a good QB, he might be right.

  14. fumblenuts says: Apr 10, 2017 5:13 PM

    Good one Goof!

  15. jakethesnake123 says: Apr 10, 2017 5:21 PM

    Case Keenum was 4 and 5, then this guy gets inserted and they did not win a game. That is a step back sorry.

  16. 80sbroncofan says: Apr 10, 2017 5:22 PM

    Rams are the west coast version of the browns.

  17. joshhatesthesteelers says: Apr 10, 2017 5:22 PM

    Actually hey are a decent QB away from being pretty good

  18. whenwilliteverend says: Apr 10, 2017 5:29 PM

    He’ll probably get called in for a “random” drug test tomorrow after that statement.

  19. getadealdonealready says: Apr 10, 2017 5:32 PM

    Closer to moving again

  20. QB Film Room says: Apr 10, 2017 5:34 PM

    Keenum actually was OK and had some good games. Fisher was right to believe in Case!

  21. medialovesthecowboys says: Apr 10, 2017 6:30 PM

    The Rams are one of those teams with a lot of unproven talent and it really could go either way. With an inexperienced young QB and rookie HC though, history suggests 7-9 at best.

  22. jchipwood says: Apr 10, 2017 6:59 PM

    The Rams picking up Wade Phillips as DC was a huge move but offensively the Rams couldn’t run or throw the ball last year.

  23. laserw says: Apr 10, 2017 6:59 PM

    What the Rams are closer to is not a good thing.

  24. fmc651 says: Apr 10, 2017 8:56 PM

    Blue and yellow better than the blue and gold. With the gold it is too much like Colorado state. They had the gold first.

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 10, 2017 9:37 PM

    Tiny objects barely visible in the rear view mirror are closer than they appear to be.

  26. cgsuddeath says: Apr 11, 2017 2:53 AM

    A lot of comments from people who don’t know anything about the Rams.No surprise here

  27. silvernblacksabbath says: Apr 13, 2017 9:04 AM

    Rams should’ve picked Wentz.. He’s legit and he’ll be a stud for years. Aaron Rodgers-esque.

  28. mrboado says: Apr 15, 2017 12:06 PM

    Good luck Jared! I thought your singing and dancing in La La Land was on point.

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