Sean McVay expects to be around Jared Goff “a little bit more” this offseason

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Rams head coach Sean McVay is now in his second year with the team and that means he won’t have to do some of the introductory things that took up time last offseason again this spring.

McVay plans to spend some of that extra time he’ll have on his hands with quarterback Jared Goff. It was a strong first season for the duo and McVay believes that 2018 can be even better if he takes advantage of “more opportunities than maybe there were last year” to develop his relationship with the quarterback.

“Not only the head coach-quarterback relationship, but the playcaller-quarterback relationship is paramount for us moving forward, to continue to improve on the rapport that we’ve already developed and the relationship that we have,” McVay said, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN.com. “It’s just being intentional about connecting with your guy. Year Two, when you don’t have the amount of things that you’re not necessarily accustomed to doing — I think just getting a more comfortable rhythm will allow you to kind of project being around a little bit more, but still also letting your coaches coach.”

The other coaches working with Goff will be holdovers from the 2017 staff, but they will be in new roles. Shane Waldron is now the passing game coordinator in addition to being the tight ends coach and Zac Taylor has moved from offensive coordinator to quarterbacks coach. McVay said he wants to make sure they have their time, but it sounds like the head coach will be heading things up with Goff this offseason.

7 responses to “Sean McVay expects to be around Jared Goff “a little bit more” this offseason

  1. It’s just you. Many stories on PFT and all sites state the obvious. It’s called the offseason. The lack of awesome stories means that we’re all subject to hearing about the obvious ones, and this to your point is one of them. That said, not every HC is planning on spending time with their QBs, and 27 teams probably should. So, his commitment is newsworthy.

  2. He better hope that Goff can really advance. Atlanta set the blueprint for playing the Rams by, for the most part, taking Gurley out of the game and making Goff beat them. He couldn’t and the Rams didn’t. Other teams will attempt this also so he is going to have to develop more, very quickly.

  3. scoreatwill says:

    March 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    He better hope that Goff can really advance. Atlanta set the blueprint for playing the Rams by, for the most part, taking Gurley out of the game and making Goff beat them. He couldn’t and the Rams didn’t. Other teams will attempt this also so he is going to have to develop more, very quickly.

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    I wouldn’t say a blueprint has been set, the Rams was basically playing from behind from the beginning of the game seeing that the Falcons scored 10 points early in the game off of 2 Rams fumbles on punt return. The Falcons had a 15 minute advantage in time of possession

  4. reddzen says:
    March 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    It’s just you. Many stories on PFT and all sites state the obvious.

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    If the story is stating the obvious, then it’s *not* just me. It’s the story…stating the obvious…as you suggest.

    How can you be so confident that McVay is unique in that he plans to spend time with the only guy on the offense who touches the ball on every snap (barring the use of the wildcat)? It doesn’t seem like that’s a unique approach.

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