Jared Goff spent the first 9 games of the NFL season lost in the Upside Down. Frustrated with just 3 catches on 9 targets in the last two games, Tavon Austin went and saved the rookie quarterback. Now Goff will start his first career NFL game on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The Rams have vowed not to scale back the offense for Goff. Via ESPN:
“It’s the same amount of plays, the same package,” Boras said. “We trust with where he is mentally.”
“We’re not scaling back,” Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke added. “This kid understands what we’re trying to do on offense, he’s able to execute it. He had a good day of practice [on Wednesday], we expect him to have another good day on Friday. In terms of our approach as a staff, putting a game plan together, we’re obviously smart enough to say, ‘Hey, listen, we know what this kid does well, and we’re going to lean on those things.’ But we’re not going to scale back for him. We don’t need to.”
Impressive. Goff is so advanced at this point in his career that he should be able to handle the same playbook that helped direct the second-worst offense in the NFL. Amazingly, there are 5 teams right now with fewer passing yards than the Rams. Only 3 teams have fewer rushing yards. Still, its the devastating combination of two that have allowed the Rams to score a league-worst 139 points this season. And now Jared Goff has access to all of it. Now it’s time to score some points and get Jeff Fisher’s signature on that contract extension.