Rams coach Sean McVay is set to take some of the blame for the sudden drop of quarterback Jared Goff.
Because the trade sending Matthew and draft picks to the Lions for Matthew Stafford is not official until the start of the new league year on March 17, McVay cannot discuss the specifics of the deal that changed the face of his franchise.
But McVay addressed the big picture that brought the coach and quarterback from a Super Bowl appearance in February 2019, less than two years after the divorce.
“There are a lot of things when I self-reflect that I wish I had been better for him in some instances,” McVay said. According to nfl network. “I’m not getting carried away by some things that could have been better for him as a leader and coach.”
McVay called it “unfair” to blame the quarterback for all of Ram’s offensive attacks.
“I think I definitely have a big hand in it,” McVay said. “I have to be able to see and accept myself in the mirror and be able to develop, improve and take ownership in it. I am not going to run away from the blame that deserves my end. Explanatory [that] Becomes, ‘Oh, this is the outlet for why the crime did not happen’ – this is an injustice to Jared. And I think what he has done in the last four years is outrageous.
Goff was clearly hurt by how quickly Ram left him after signing a four-year, $ 134 million extension in September 2019. He missed the 2020 season finale due to an injury and was essentially drafted to the quarterback with a career start (John Wolford in the playoffs). He relieved an injured Wolford.
“As a quarterback, as the guy who is in the most important position on the field, if you are in a place you don’t want to and they want to move on from you, the feeling is mutual,” Goff told Laus The Angeles Times earlier this month.
In response, McVay said he has since had a “healthy conversation” with Goff, but did not reveal any details.
“I don’t know that much has really changed,” McVay said of the change in how Goff was viewed in 18 months. “I mean, a lot of things have happened since then. I think what I’d say is that I’ve learned over the years that things are changing by the day and when you can’t predict the future, maybe You want to make a blanket statement. “