Jared Goff doesn’t impress NFL.com
Rams quarterback Jared Goff is making the kind of news that he would rather not. Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com released his list of year end QB rankings, and the Los Angeles Rams find their main guy at the bottom of that list. Goff finished #32 behind the likes of Colin Kaepernick (#26), Matt Barkley (#29), and Brock Osweiler (#31). Hardly the kind of notoriety the first year player would have aspired to.
In his defense, the Rams were awful, and by all accounts 2017 will be a do-over for Goff. As a matter of fact, look for next season to be a do-over for the organization as a whole as they look to re-set a second time in Los Angeles.
Jared Goff deserves the benefit of a full offseason, preseason, and regular season with a head coach and OC that get it. Something that Jeff Fisher and Rob Boras clearly did not.
Rams Don’t Rate in Los Angeles
The long held belief that NFL football in Los Angeles meant better rantings from the market have been dealt a blow. The Rams didn’t deliver such a result in year one. The league would point to a host of factors, all reasonable, for a number that doesn’t shock, but will be worth keeping an eye on.
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 8 percent of L.A. homes tuned in to games on Fox. That number is down from the 8.3 percent it posted last season when the team was in St. Louis. For the record, those numbers reflect ALL Fox games, not just Rams telecasts.
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Are Chargers Headed To L.A?
The San Diego Chargers appear headed to L.A., maybe.
Chargers ownership will make a decision by January 15 as to whether they will or will not make the move north to join the Rams in the soon-to-be-built Inglewood facililty due for completion in 2019.
In a story by Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com it is worthy to note that some NFL observers believe the league may intervene in a bid to keep the Chargers in San Diego to avoid a saturation of NFL football in Los Angeles. Such speculation carries some added value as year one of the Rams in L.A. did not impress, or at the very least only provided a mixed bag of results.
With a week lest until the 15, that is a story Rams and Chargers fans will keep a wary eye towards.