So basically we can get Allen after the season and two firsts, nice.
Sean doesn’t appear to be the kind of coach that Goff needed, and Goff definitely wasn’t the type of QB Sean wanted. Goff’s hesitancy to throw the deep ball and missed throws in his first free year were a product of the coaching style he endured in LA. He appears to have recovered nicely from that.
McVay was obsessed with the 6 in 1 box chicago defense under fangio that completely stiffled his offense. He HAD to know how to beat it. He hired Staley the little known LB coach from Chicago to implement it for the Rams.
In 2021, it’s clear they don’t have a true deep threat. The OL is banged up. But their shiny new defense is playing really good football.
If they can just control the clock, they can win low scoring and grinding affairs. On the whole this works. The Rams won a lot of games this way. Goff was orchestrating 13 play 9 minute clock killing drives. Sure the turnovers were climbing but that was because defenses were stacking the box knowing it was a short passing game.
The rams ended up with the #1 overall defense and the #2 overall time of possession.
His offense though was far below what it ever was. His motion offense wasn’t fooling anyone anymore. The run game wasn’t getting traction either against stacked boxes. He became frustrated and didn’t know what to do.
Him and Goff had a discussion behind closed doors. I’m guessing Goff told him something he didn’t agree with and got pissed and felt Goff wasn’t the guy at that point. My guess is McVay told Goff he needed to be better and throw less picks. Goff said something to the effect of needing a deep threat, and a better OL, and a true running game. The play calling was failing.
McVay’s ego got butt hurt and he was done with Goff. He wanted someone else that could do what he wanted and didn’t need a deep threat.
He tried to get Aaron Rodgers and Brady. He even courted Baker Mayfield we now know. Once he heard Stafford was available, he told Snead get it done whatever it takes.
The rest is history.
I never thought Goff was broken. It was clear he was trying to do what the offense could but was hindered by the OL overall.
Something weird clearly happened. One down season with a terrible Oline shouldn’t have turned the coach on the QB who just put up back to back Pro Bowls, and not long after McVey lobbied to extend him early
I suspect, alleged piping aside, McVey was enjoying the boy genius accolades and when the offense sputtered because the Oline plummeted from top five to bottom five, instead of looking at the problems holistically he used Goff as a scapegoat.
Bearing in mind he won a Superbowl and as a Lions fan we can only dream of this, but were I a Rams fan I’d be a little bummed our genius coach inherited a young team stocked full of talent and convinced the organization to leverage so much future for one championship. That’s less genius and more opportunist.
A genius coach would field a team that competes for a decade. Not one that gives up so many picks for a single run. The Rams cap is screwed and they don’t have the draft capital to rebuild for a while
It was very interesting to watch press conferences that season as McVay was basically trying to latch onto the performance of the #1 defense by saying stuff like “I’ve been too focused on the defense and not enough on the offense”. Something that doesn’t sound like a credit grab but resolves that way in most people’s brain.
We’ve seen McVay choose a new scape goat nearly every season. It was Wade Phillips the year before. Todd Gurley before that. He just let a bunch of coaches go this week.
We welcome you and the other “rams” fans onto our boat. I can see why you would follow goff here and i do think theres alot more future lions fans out there with how this team is ran and has been thru over the years…
The detroit lions are the unofficial americas team!