Los Angeles Rams coach Jeff Fisher had to catch himself. He has been so excited about the team’s return to the Coliseum Saturday, he forgot to mention the one player who clearly stood out.
Jared Goff was sharp on Saturday, but coach Jeff Fisher also was pleased with the rookie's overall awareness in running the offense. "He knew exactly where the play clock was, the game clock, timeouts, everything," Fisher said. Kyusung Gong/Zuma Press/Icon Sportswire
And if he’s had plenty of nice moments during the first week of camp, he’s also had his expected share of miscues and interceptions.
Saturday was easily his best day of practice yet. He looked comfortable and was consistently on target. In a two-minute drill, he smoothly drove the team down the field for a touchdown. Passes zipped or had perfect touch. He did not throw one interception, the story said. Case Keenum is going to start the first preseason game, but this is encouraging that Goff could be making progress. Those who follow the team had commented he just had not looked ready to be an NFL starter to this point.