Jared Goff is not a great case.
Last season, the fourth quarter of Rams was under huge pressure from the Chicago Bears in competition 15-6 at Soldier Field. There were four phases between the Goff and one of the most aggressive defenses of the NFL.
This happened while playing behind the most persistent and synchronous offensive lines.
On Sunday, Goff and the Rams will go up against the bears and the rusher Khalil Mack on the edge with an injured attack line with a veteran remaining fighting Andrew Whitworth and four experienced or unfamiliar players. their positions.
“It won't always be perfect back there,” said Goff on Wednesday, “and if it isn't, I'll just be fine. If it is, as I would expect to play well, it will be great too. ”
The Rams are 5-4 as they come out defeat the same Pittsburgh Steelers as aggressive, a loss that the coach of Sean McVay makes to a coach about to come out of the controversy.
Center Brian Allen suffered a left knee ending the season injury during the loss. The right fight for Rob Havenstein suffered a right knee injury that will eliminate him for Sunday game and maybe longer.
Whitworth, pro-14 years, will secure a line which will include Austin Blythe center, Austin Corbett at one guard spot, and rookies David Edwards and Bobby Evans by guarding or fighting.
This is as far as the Rams can get from the continuity they liked along the offensive line in the previous two seasons.
“When you play a quarter back, at times, it won't be the way we have been in the last few years,” said Goff. “This is closer to reality.”
The Bears presented a 6-1 defensive season last season which put confusion and staged on Goff and the caller McVay. The proportion produced only two field targets for the first half in the loss of 9 December played in 29-degree weather.
“The fact that I was not handling that night well at all,” said McVay.
Rams's other opponents took a bears approach. New England Patriots used the scheme as part of them Super Bowl Victory over the Rams. And some people appeared to be against this season.
“I wouldn't do what they did enough,” said Goff. “The team tried it and we are hit by it at times and we are not at times.
“It's definitely part of a scheme that people played not only with us, but throughout the league. Nothing too crazy, quite simple. We will be ready if they do… do it again. ”
Before the season, Goff signed an extension that guarantees him $ 110 million. But he did not consistently play at the level earned him Pro Bowl selections in the last two seasons.
Goff went on for 11 transfers, with nine contacts. In Sunday's 17-12 contest at Pittsburgh, the Rams portion did not score on landing. There were two phases between Goff and he lost the time returned for a strike.
When Wednesday was asked what he needed to do better, Goff did not lack data.
“Spend more finished,” he said. “Get the ball in the hands of our men and get rid of the ball, get rid of the ball. Be accurate, either in time, everything. ”
Goff 's challenge is not the inexperienced but challenging line. The Brandin Cooks receiver will not be playing for the second consecutive game and is coming back from the second concussion of the season.
Goff can't worry about what he's not under control, says McVay.
“You need to have confidence in your colleagues, you have to trust that your coaches will want to do the best jobs for you and then put your role into practice in each individual drama,” said McVay. “This is the challenge and that is what we will do and mitigate.” T
Tyler Higbee (knee) did not have a firm exercise and Gerald Everett (hand) was limited, according to Rams injury report. … McVay would the Rams have a representative on Colin Kaepernick's agent quarters in Atlanta on Saturday: “We feel good about our quarter situation now. You did not have an opportunity to talk to Les (Snead), a general manager, but we keep our work and things in a house, which is the normal operating procedure. “A Rams spokesman said the team refused to comment. … The Rams signed Dont Deayon defensive back and the Chandler Brewer linear man on the roster from the squad of practice. They signed the Nate Trewyn center to the practice squad.