Jeff Fisher: Goff probably inactive this week, we’ll flip it next week

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Before the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings, they said their plan for the immediate future was for second overall pick Carson Wentz to be inactive for games as the No. 3 quarterback.

That plan changed with Bradford’s trade and Wentz will now be the team’s starter. The plan in Los Angeles isn’t changing, however. Coach Jeff Fisher said last week that first overall pick Jared Goff will likely be the No. 3 quarterback and said Tuesday that nothing has changed on that front.

That means Goff is slated to be in street clothes Sunday with Sean Mannion backing up Case Keenum, although the coach added that things will flip for Week Two.

“Jared’s had a great camp, so has Sean. Case is clearly our starter. I think Week 1 just to settle things down … it’s probably going to be, like I mentioned last week, it’s probably going to be three and inactive,” Fisher said to Steve Wyche of NFL Media. “That’s just how it goes. And then next week we’ll flip them. I just want him to feel and sense and absorb the pressures of Week 1. He’s going to be a great player. As we’ve said from Day One, we’re not rushing him. We don’t have to rush it. I’m really happy with where he is right now. It’s unfair to compare him to anybody else. I know Philly has got their situation, it’s a little different and trading Sam so Carson is going to start, but you know Jared is in a good place right now. He’s done some really good things, so I’m really pleased with his progress.”

Fisher also reiterated that the team believes Goff is a franchise quarterback “regardless of what everybody else is saying out there.” Those voices are unlikely to quiet down until Goff is at least a starting quarterback.

58 responses to “Jeff Fisher: Goff probably inactive this week, we’ll flip it next week

  1. 3 Predictions from Seahawk fan:

    1) Goff is a bust. Guy can’t even get on the active list. Ram’s O-line is terrible. A Donald will get Defensive MVP

    2) Rams will finish 8-8. Fisher and Snead will get 4 year extensions for their great work.

    3) Rams will beat Hawks in LA as this game will be their “Super Bowl” (like it is every year).)

  2. I never use the term Bust but IMO, from the start of the hype on this kid and Wentz (sp). I don’t see it in either one. Goff is doing the same thing he did in college. Lots of good throws but when it’s needed he throws it to the other team.

  3. Fisher has one experience to pull from in turning a high QB draft choice into a success in McNair. He certainly seems to be sticking to that script.

  4. I like people who say they don’t see it in wentz. These people must watch a lot of NDST football and eagles preseason games. Sure, he may be a bust, but can we at least pretend we aren’t scouts for the nfl while commenting?

  5. I can’t believe the first overall pick will be wearing sweats and a extra medium sized rams shirt on game day.
    This offense hasn’t done anything in a more then a decade

  6. mannion and keenum could be quality in this league, especially keenum and mannion has showed some promise as a quality backup

  7. chewy724 says:
    Sep 6, 2016 5:02 PM

    3 Predictions from Seahawk fan:

    1) Goff is a bust. Guy can’t even get on the active list. Ram’s O-line is terrible. A Donald will get Defensive MVP

    2) Rams will finish 8-8. Fisher and Snead will get 4 year extensions for their great work.

    3) Rams will beat Hawks in LA as this game will be their “Super Bowl” (like it is every year).)

    I will give you the 8-8 record and Donald as Defensive MVP but other than that I wouldn’t really talk too much smack. The Rams have the Hawks number and as far as “terrible O-lines” the Hawks is arguably the worst in the league and has been for years. How else would the Rams average 5 sacks per game on Mr. Wilson over his 4 year career?

  8. Given Fisher’s track record of developing quarterbacks, I’d be pretty nervous as a Rams fan. How does a guy you mortgage your future for look that bad against 3rd and 4th string guys?

  9. Steeler fan here, old one at that. I recall we couldn’t wait for the Steelers to cut the bum Bradshaw. That was a big “we” too. Oh, well, he did okay didn’t he?

  10. Calm down. Isn’t this kid the #1 overall pick. Not even dressing. How does Fisher still have a job. I thought Cleveland was a mess. 7 wins at most a typical Fisher year.

  11. The Rams have the Hawks number and as far as “terrible O-lines” the Hawks is arguably the worst in the league and has been for years. How else would the Rams average 5 sacks per game on Mr. Wilson over his 4 year career.
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    Dude, you’re in no position to talk smack as a Rams fan……

  12. Fisher has one experience to pull from in turning a high QB draft choice into a success in McNair. He certainly seems to be sticking to that script.

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    So around year 3, look for Goff to crack the starting lineup, maybe year 7 or 8 Fisher will take off the training wheels and let him run an NFL offense?

    Quite happy the Titans traded with the Rams, hopefully that #1 pick next year is a good one.

  13. You have probably the most dominant ROB since AP was drafted. All you have to do is put a mediocre passing game together and you should easily be a playoff team. Especially when you look at the talent on Defense. I know it is discussed on every chat forum but Fisher does not deserve to still be coaching.I thought originally it was for continuity for the move to LA but rumor has it that they are trying to extend him further. If so, you deserve what you get Kroenke.

  14. flexx91 says:
    Sep 6, 2016 5:57 PM

    The Rams have the Hawks number and as far as “terrible O-lines” the Hawks is arguably the worst in the league and has been for years. How else would the Rams average 5 sacks per game on Mr. Wilson over his 4 year career.
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    Dude, you’re in no position to talk smack as a Rams fan……

    Then have you’re Hawks beat us and I will stop.. You only made the playoffs because of a botched non call against the Lions and only advanced in the playoffs because a kicker shanked a 27 yard FG. Don’t puff your chest…no one is afraid of Seattle.

  15. The qbs drafted this yr remind of the qbs drafted in 2011, marginal talent all the qbs that were drafted this yr were way too high an wouldnt expect much from this group

  16. Jeff Fisher is the biggest problem for the Rams. I’m not trying to be a Debbie downer because they just moved to LA so obviously the players will be a little excited. But with that in mind and judging from hard knocks the whole team acts like they’ve won something already. Gurley doesn’t have to do a thing in training camp, Jared Goff and the rest of the team are allowed to do yoga instead of team drills in training camp while the UDFAs stay back and work their tail off. Why? Everyone should be out there trying to win this year not acting like its the pro bowl.

    And fire Brandon Fisher already, my god what a tool bag.

  17. BTW. Just for the record. I am not a pissed off StLoiis person. That town was the pits for football They all laughed when they paid a kings ransom for the Rams and now the same people are crying like they got wedgies at band camp. What goes around comes around

    Just saying. Neither Goff or Wentz were talented enough to be picked where they were picked. The college division We talk played in pitiful. The NCAA changed the name from division 1 AA to NCAA FCS and he beat the like of Grand Prairie and Wyoming LOL NFL is going to chew both of them up and spit them out for breakfast

  18. Rams fans should be hopping mad about this. Not starting is one thing but not dressing is something else.

  19. Rams make Wilson stay in pocket(only team in league with D line to do this) with middle pressure on top of the containment……it’s an awful sight to see every Seahawk Ram game.

  20. Snead and Fisher have been using the QB as a crutch since Bradford’s injuries. Even if they did improve the QB position they still have one of the leagues worst receiver corps and a pretty poor line as well. They do a nice job adding defensive players, but outside of the RB position they are clueless on offense.

  21. Many of the PFT wags commenting on Goff are the “everybody” who Fisher was referring to. The Rams are preaching patience and “everybody” are screaming bust. Shaking my Head.

  22. schmitty2 says:
    Sep 6, 2016 5:26 PM
    3) Rams will beat Hawks in LA as this game will be their “Super Bowl” (like it is every year).)

    Yeah schmitty2, I guess that would be right, because the Rams did beat the Hawks at home last year. Oh wait — wait — the Rams also beat the Hawks in Seattle last year. How quickly we forget! To recap: the Rams went 2-0 against the Seahawks last year. Which means the Seahawks went 0-2 against the Rams last year. It looks like the Rams have won 3 of the past 4 regular season games against the Hawks. History is a strange thing — it doesn’t change, but it does get mis-remembered, doesn’t it?

  23. Fisher is being smart. He’ll play Goff when he’s good and ready. I like coaches with job security. They’re not forced into making stupid decisions. Fisher is more concerned with the next decade than he is the next few days. This isn’t Fisher’s first rodeo, so I trust his judgment on this.

  24. Let’s sort some things out here and now. The LA Rams have done nothing against the Seahawks. The la Rams have zero Lombardies. And that bench warmer has zero chance of being anything other than Tin Couch 2.0.

  25. mongo3401 says:
    Sep 6, 2016 6:48 PM
    BTW. Just for the record. I am not a pissed off StLoiis person. That town was the pits for football They all laughed when they paid a kings ransom for the Rams and now the same people are crying like they got wedgies at band camp. What goes around comes around

    Just saying. Neither Goff or Wentz were talented enough to be picked where they were picked. The college division We talk played in pitiful. The NCAA changed the name from division 1 AA to NCAA FCS and he beat the like of Grand Prairie and Wyoming LOL NFL is going to chew both of them up and spit them out for breakfast
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    It’s starting to become a habit showing how wrong you are. Here’s a little recent FCS history lesson. First of all NDSU didn’t play Wyoming it was North Dakota. As for Wentz and the 5 straight defending national champion North Dakota State Bison over the last 8 years. They have beat Minnesota twice, Colorado State, Iowa State, and defending Big 12 champion Kansas State in 2013. The Bison play number 17 Iowa in 2 weeks and Oregon in 2020. Take a look at how many FCS schools beat power 5 schools last week alone. The Big 10 already said they are done scheduling FCS schools because they are sick of losing to them. Do some research before you act like you know what you are talking about.

  26. The more I watch this guy coach the more I’m convinced that Steve McNair could’ve been surefire HOF without his “coaching”

  27. Fisher isn’t as dumb as he is bad. The longer he keeps the ownership in suspense and holds off rolling out the future bust, the longer he stays employed.

  28. The Rams are quite possibly the only franchise that’s okay with the fact that they traded a crap ton of picks so that they could draft a QB that’s nowhere near ready to start this year with the first overall pick.

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