John Wolford out, Jared Goff will start for Rams

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Jared Goff is back in the Rams starting lineup.

Goff did not start either of the team’s last two games after injuring his right thumb in Week 16, but he replaced John Wolford last Saturday after Wolford injured his neck on a hit by Seahawks safety Jamal Adams. Wolford did not practice this week and head coach Sean McVay said on Thursday that he will not play against the Packers this Saturday.

Goff has been a full participant in practice this week. He was 9-of-19 for 155 yards and a touchdown after taking over for Wolford in the Wild Card round.

Blake Bortles will back up Goff for Saturday’s game and McVay said Bryce Perkins could also come up from the practice squad.

25 responses to “John Wolford out, Jared Goff will start for Rams

  1. Gonna get smoked, the Packers aren’t gonna quit like the Seahawks did

  2. Waiting for Adams’ fine and season-starting suspension to be announced, for that dirty hit.

  3. If Goff was healthy enough to play last week, why didn’t he start? He dressed for the game and ended up playing. Have the coaches lost confidence in him?

  4. As a Rams fan it has been painful to watch him. With that being said you can’t put 100% of the blame on him. McVay knows he’s not a pocket QB and used to design plays to get him out into open space. They had decent success rolling him out and throwing across his body in misdirection plays. As good as of a play caller that Sean is, he tends to get away from what works. The hope is the defense can play their best game of the season and keep it close, while asking Goff to minimize mistakes and get them into scoring position.

  5. As long as Goff isn’t turning ball over he is the better choice. . Still can’t figure out how Adams hasn’t been fined yet for a clearly cheap shot . If that had been Rodgersit would of been 15 yds and a fine . Hopefully refs don’t flag Rams defense for touching Erin Rodgers

  6. smokingafatone says:
    January 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm
    As long as Goff isn’t turning ball over he is the better choice. . Still can’t figure out how Adams hasn’t been fined yet for a clearly cheap shot . If that had been Rodgersit would of been 15 yds and a fine . Hopefully refs don’t flag Rams defense for touching Erin Rodgers

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    Ray Charles would be a better qb than Jared Goff.

  7. Hopefully refs don’t flag Rams defense for touching Erin Rodgers
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    You spelled Aaron wrong

  8. Gonna be cloudy and 35 degrees. That is not cold people!

    Rams defense will stymie the Pack.

  9. As a Packer fan I want to see the Rams at full strength. That way if the Packers win, the Purples to the west will have less to whine about and can revert to their usual crying about the refs.

  10. smokingafatone says:
    January 14, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    As long as Goff isn’t turning ball over he is the better choice. . Still can’t figure out how Adams hasn’t been fined yet for a clearly cheap shot . If that had been Rodgersit would of been 15 yds and a fine . Hopefully refs don’t flag Rams defense for touching Erin Rodgers
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    Seriously, people need to stop regurgitating tired and lazy narratives.

    In the interest of full disclosure, in the 5 seasons Jarod Goff has been in the league the Rams have benefited from 17 Roughing the Passer flags.
    Over that same time span, Aaron Rodgers has had only 10.

    In fact, Rodgers is usually further down on that list of starting QBs than most of you probably believe, or would want to admit, but these are stats that are easily obtainable.

    Perhaps it should be the Packers defense that should concern itself with touching Jerod.

  11. LOL, you think that would keep the Purples from whining? Haven’t been around here long huh?

  12. Rams have no chance with Goof in a QB..the packers are going to eat him up…Goof just stands there like a deer in the headlights….38-13 packers..McVay has to see this guy is no good!

  13. I think Goff has probably been hiding an injury for weeks. His refusal to scramble across the line of scrimmage makes him look like he’s protecting his body, which makes me wonder if he’s protecting an injury.

    If Goff doesn’t turn the ball over, and Rodgers does, this will be a very exciting game. Packer fans seem to think they’re playing the Detroit Lions defense this week. It’s like they have no idea what’s coming.

  14. There are no easy playoff games but I am concerned the cold cold weather at Lambeau may make those screws in Goff’s thumb mighty painful.

  15. It’s not going to be ridiculously cold this weekend in Green Bay, but cold enough and windy to make for cold, slippery footballs. He looked like he had problems with the thump last week, I doubt it healed much since. Will be interesting to see if he has grip issues.

  16. This is a bad matchup for GB. They will likely steal a victory at home on a last minute TD or FG.

  17. Codylaws says:
    January 14, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Regardless, defense wins championships. Rams win 20-17. Rodgers will choke, watch.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Except ….. Rodgers doesn’t choke. Future first ballot hall of famer. Soon to be 2020 league MVP.

  18. Codylaws says:
    January 14, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Regardless, defense wins championships. Rams win 20-17. Rodgers will choke, watch.
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    No, talent wins Championships, and I don’t care which side of the ball it lies.

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