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 by aeneas1
4 days ago
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NFL: Rams Fans Might not Recognize Jared Goff This Season
by Matt Wilsonon August 10, 2019
https://www.sportscasting.com/nfl/nfl-r ... ared-goff/

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After last season’s tough Super Bowl loss, the Los Angeles Rams are putting together the pieces in the offseason and looking great doing it. Case in point: QB Jared Goff, who has completed his transformation from a skinny first-round pick to an almost unrecognizable bulked-up form.

The transformation is real. After several years of NFL observers fretting over whether Goff’s thin frame could stand up to the rigors of NFL-level play, suddenly the fresh-faced QB cuts an ideal football player silhouette.

How Jared Goff changed his offseason routine

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Goff himself is shy about revealing his routine, or even acknowledging how unrecognizable his newfound bulk makes him. Rams RB Todd Gurley happily does the talking for him. “Nah, he definitely was getting after it in the weight room,” Gurley said, beaming with pride at his teammate’s hard work.

Gurley’s nagging knee issues are one of the more pressing issues for the Rams alongside Goff’s need to improve, so fans should be pleased to see both players fixated on improving their bodies in the offseason.

In the same interview, Jared Goff credits DT Aaron Donald for the inspiration to keep going. Goff said, “I see him working out every single day on Instagram. I’m like, man, I gotta get my butt in the weight room.” A glance at Donald’s Instagram really drives that point home.

Key observers like what they see from Goff

Goff’s new muscled-up body obviously makes a lot of sense for keeping up with the demands of the NFL, so it’s worth getting excited about. Savvy football fans demand more from players than pure size increases, of course.

The question has to be asked: Is Goff’s newfound training discipline really capable of changing his game? Training camp observers have great things to report on his improvements. He’s shortening his windup to the unnoticeable quick motion common to elite quarterbacks. His larger upper body nonetheless appears to be rotating and reacting with greater flexibility than before. And his rookie experience is finally delivering a more polished mental product, with Goff contributing directly to offensive concepts rather than playing a passive role.

These are key developments that point to major improvements for a QB who already helped the Rams finish with a 13-3 record and make it to the Super Bowl. Can Jared Goff and his teammates make it back to the big game to cap off their 2019-20 season?

Vegas odds are a vote of confidence for the Rams and Goff



One of the best ways to measure whether a team has a realistic chance to improve is to see what Vegas odds say. After all, nothing quite brings out the unbiased truth like having to put money on the line.

Before training camp, Jared Goff’s odds to level up his game enough to take the NFL MVP award this year were a cool 60-1. That put him behind 42-year-old Tom Brady’s upcoming potential improvement. After his training camp debut gave us the first sustained public look at his progress, Vegas took note and bumped him up to a much safer 30-1.

Journalists, coaches, Vegas bookies, and Rams fans all like what they see. Whether Goff’s physical and mental upgrades will be the ingredients that give the Rams another attempt at the Lombardi trophy is up in the air, but the odds look good.

 by Dick84
4 days ago
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If Goff takes another step? Look out, NFL.

 by snackdaddy
3 days ago
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United States of America   Merced California
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The narrative from many pundits is that Goff isn't a championship caliber quarterback. I say, if that is the case then most QB's in the league are not championship caliber quarterbacks.

MCvay loves Goff. He raves about him every chance he gets. I think I'll take his word over the pundits who write and talk because they're not smart enough to be a coach.

 by aeneas1
3 days ago
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snackdaddy wrote:The narrative from many pundits is that Goff isn't a championship caliber quarterback.

yet oddly he just got finished playing in a championship game, ha ha... i guess they mean "championship winning caliber qb", eh? :D

anyway, speaking of which, one third of the qbs that will start this season have played in a super bowl, while only four have played in 2 or more super bowls... kind of weird to think that brees and rodgers have, combined, been in the league for a whopping 32 years yet have only played in 2 super bowls, i.e. one each.

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 by PARAM
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aeneas1 wrote:.....kind of weird to think that brees and rodgers have, combined, been in the league for a whopping 32 years yet have only played in 2 super bowls, i.e. one each.


Ahhh. But I guess that's the trick. It's not how many Championship Games they've played in that makes them a Championship Caliber QB. It's how many they could have played in that matters. It's never because Rodgers threw a pick and coughed up a fumble....it's because his D allowed the Giants to score 37. It's never because Drew Brees threw a pick in OT against the Rams or a pick against Seattle in 2007 along with 2 fumbles, it's because the Rams got a gift non-PI call and the Saints defense allowed Seattle 23 points. They are Championship caliber QBs because the media says they are.

 by aeneas1
9 hours ago
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gotta say, this cat would be hard as hell for this rams fan to pull for if he wore the horns, he'd sure as hell have to put up a bunch of wins and look great in the process, not sure that would even do it, ha ha...


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