Jeff Fisher reiterates that Rams will be patient with Jared Goff

AP

With the regular season three weeks away, the first overall pick in the draft is no closer to starting when the real games begin.

“What I’ve been saying since day one is we’re going to be patient with him,” coach Jeff Fisher told reporters on Sunday regarding quarterback Jared Goff. “Case [Keenum] is our starter. [Goff is] progressing, he’s getting better. As he said, he’s learning from his mistakes, he doesn’t dwell on them. . . . Case is our starter right now and, again, patience is the word. You can put it in quotes. We’re going to be patient with him.”

Goff completed eight of 12 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs as the backup to Keenum. Goff’s numbers were considerably better than Week One against the Cowboys.

Regardless, the Rams are taking the same approach with Goff as they took with first-round running back Todd Gurley a year ago. They’re being patient, and then when they decide he’s ready Goff will become the starter indefinitely. And if it turns out as well as it did with Gurley a year ago, the Rams’ first year back in L.A. could be a memorable one.

The only risk with this approach is that Keenum, unburdened by the pressure of a potential benching because he knows it’s inevitable, may play well enough to make it harder to yank him for Goff. Some would call that a good problem to have. But when plenty was sacrificed to move up to get Goff, a protracted delay to the start of his career would not be a good problem to have.

40 responses to “Jeff Fisher reiterates that Rams will be patient with Jared Goff

  1. Rating Texas Tech/Sonny Dykes system QBs.

    1. Kliff Kingsbury
    2. Graham Harrell
    3. Willie Tuitama (Arizona)
    4. Jared Goff

    Les Snead has to be the worst QB Evaluator of all time. Both Sean Mannion and Case Keenum are flat out better than Goff.

  2. Of course they’ll be patient. If Fisher takes his time he might parlay Goff’s development into several more sub-.500 seasons.

  3. What Fisher is saying is be patient. At least wait until the regular season begins. Goff is the starter week #1. This was the best QB class of all time, and the Rams chose Goff number one. They’re not kidding anybody. Paxton Lynch. Wentz, Conner Cook, Dak Prescott, Goff, Brandon Allen. All these guys are going to be big time star QBs in the NFL. Fisher had the pick of the litter. He didn’t choose Goff to sit on the bench.

  4. Patience.

    This rarely happens in the knee-jerk, spastic, reactionary NFL where coaching positions are revolving doors.

    Good for you Jeff.

  5. The fans won’t care as long as they win, that’s a fact. Keenum, Goff, whoever. If the Rams win their division behind Keenum they’ll be just as happy. There are a bunch of teams that would LOVE to have this potential promlem.

  6. .
    Peter King ” Fisher is a lock as a first ballot Hall of Famer. Belichick, I’m not so sure. “.
    .

  7. Does he have a choice? Seriously.

    Doing what they did to get him, being he’s a first round pick in his first off season – patient is the only thing you CAN be.

    If he was some 6 year vet you traded for – I can see not being all that patient but come on, this really isn’t a story.

  8. This is Fisher locking onto and finding another reason other than perpetual 8-8 or 7-9 seasons he produces NOT to get fired. Captain Obvious.

  9. Love me some Fish….but..as a Titans fan living through the Vince Young “let’s kick Steve McNair (our new QB’s mentor) out of town” draft year…I’m again not impressed with this move.

  10. QB Film Room says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:33 PM
    List of QB’s verifiably better than Goff and this was evident in March/Early April…

    1. Carson Wentz
    2. Dak Prescott
    3. Christian Hackenberg

    You don’t follow football very closely do you?

    Every fantasy football league has that one guy who doesn’t know crap about football, he just drafts players based on name recognition alone… you know, drafts guys like Manziel and Tebow in the first round. In your league I bet you’re that guy.

  11. His completion rate has been .250 (4 for 16).

    Once he gets it up to about .444 (7 for 16) or .500 (8 for 16) those are “Jeff Fisher” percentages, and then we can assume Goff will get a contract for life.

  12. This was the best QB class of all time, and the Rams chose Goff number one.

    Best QB class of all time? That’s extremely premature.

    ’83 was the best class of all time until proven otherwise.

  13. It’s painfully obvious that a majority of posters on here are absolutely clueless when it comes to talking about football. Things like “He’s a bust, Prescott is better, blah blah blah”. If you want to question the Ram’s giving up a ton of picks for a rookie Qb than that’s at least partway valid but let’s see how the kid does before making flat out ignorant comments.

  14. How can anybody say the kid is “a bust” when he hasn’t even played any actual games yet?

    It’s just too bad the kid has to endure Jeff Fisher as his head coach. Hopefully after the Rams miss the playoffs again this season ownership will wise up and replace Fisher.

  15. schmitty2 says:
    Aug 22, 2016 9:36 AM

    It’s painfully obvious that a majority of posters on here are absolutely clueless when it comes to talking about football. Things like “He’s a bust, Prescott is better, blah blah blah”. If you want to question the Ram’s giving up a ton of picks for a rookie Qb than that’s at least partway valid but let’s see how the kid does before making flat out ignorant comments.
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    Could not agree more!!! Otherwise Rogers & Brady would have been considered “busts” after the first year. How you can call someone a bust before they have played one single reg. season game is just plain ignorant and juvenile. Likely the same mouth breathers who think the earth is flat and don’t think footballs lose pressure in cold weather. Of course, they also somehow justify Jeff Fisher having a job. Even after fleecing Washington in the RG# trade, they have NOTHING to show for it. I hope Goff succeeds. I don’t wish failure on anybody. I’m just thankful that my employment depends on achieving results and being better than 7-9.

  16. Goff didn’t even play that bad. The 2 fumbles were really his only bad plays. The first fumble was a fluke play where he got tripped and unfortunately had the ball in the hand that he landed on first. There isn’t a QB that hasn’t had a stupid play like that happen to him at some point in his career. His other fumble was on him because he didn’t throw the ball away on his initial thought to do so and then he had his arm hit once he actually tried to throw the ball away. I’m guessing he’ll learn from that. Outside of that, he was accurate on all of his throws. He was 8 of 12 with 3 drops, so he should have finished 11 of 12. Even on the 1 pass that had no chance to be completed, the ball was on target, the defensive player just had great coverage and knocked the ball away from the receiver. I don’t think his play should have people concerned about his ability. He showed the ability to get rid of the ball quickly outside of that 1 fumble and he was accurate and had no interceptions.

  17. Goof….. I mean Goff, doesn’t have IT. When Wilson came on the scene it was obvious HE had IT. What else are the Rams going to say? First impressions mean so much. The jury is still out on Goff, but Goff is going to fight an up hill battle and EVERYONE is watching and will comment on each miss step.

    It is “painfully obvious” …..

  18. This kid will be legit.. He’s got the brains, great throwing motion and quick release… Just be patient like Mr. Fisher says 🙂

  19. celticsforever says:
    Aug 22, 2016 9:53 AM

    Could not agree more!!! Otherwise Rogers & Brady would have been considered “busts” after the first year. How you can call someone a bust before they have played one single reg. season game is just plain ignorant and juvenile. Likely the same mouth breathers who think the earth is flat and don’t think footballs lose pressure in cold weather. Of course, they also somehow justify Jeff Fisher having a job. Even after fleecing Washington in the RG# trade, they have NOTHING to show for it. I hope Goff succeeds. I don’t wish failure on anybody. I’m just thankful that my employment depends on achieving results and being better than 7-9.
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    Earth is flat bro! Water flows downhill right???

  20. Jeff Fisher also reiterates that his barber will be patient with his insistence on keeping the mullet….

  21. QB Film Room says:
    Aug 21, 2016 11:31 PM

    Rating Texas Tech/Sonny Dykes system QBs.
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    The alleged experts said the same thing about the so-called Jeff Tedford system QBs. Then came along a guy who was drafted in the first round, looked mediocre in the preseason, and he couldn’t start for a couple years. All the “geniuses” crowed that they were right that all Tedford QBs are busts. Fast forward a few years later, he’s one of the best in the NFL: Aaron Rodgers. Not saying Goff is Rodgers other than going to the same college, but give the kid a chance before throwing him under the bus.

  22. “Likely the same mouth breathers who think the earth is flat and don’t think footballs lose pressure in cold weather.”

    —–

    Strange, can’t get through a single article without someone whining about the cheater’s punishment.

  23. Goff did not look like a #1 overall pick in the game saturday. At this point, Dak Prescott and Paxton Lynch look like the better qbs. It would suck to give up everything they did to move up and pick a dud.

  24. He is clearly the third best QB on the team right now. Doesn’t mean he will be a bust but he is not ready to play right now. Things will be different when the #1 offense plays full time . Remember that whatever QB plays , they will have # 30 to hand the ball off to. That will be their offense. They will not rely on the QB to win games for them. Their defense and # 30 is their game plan. Shut him down , they have nothing.

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