First day of #Rams camp is in the books, and Jared Goff looked ... Like a rookie. Lots of check downs, one bad INT. Long way to go still.— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) July 31, 2016
And that’s how it begins.
The 2016 Los Angeles Rams got their season preparations started today by opening up the first practice of training camp.
With the stands full of fans happy to see NFL football return to the LA area, performances were perhaps less important than proximity. Still, the major storylines will determine the rate of progress for the team throughout camp.
Day 1: Good. Day 2-∞: Do this again.
Rookie Franchise QB Jared Goff
There’s no reason to panic. It’s just a question of when there is.
Serious question.— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) July 31, 2016
When do reports like this warrant worry? When preseason starts? When preseason ends? https://t.co/CvRMdCaD4M
When do you start worrying about Jared Goff as the Rams’ determinate of future success?
It’s day 1. Nothing to get pent up about. Good reports on rookie TE Tyler Higbee, though:
Rookie #Rams tight end Tyler Higbee was involved quite a bit today. Lots of action on shorter routes. Looks really impressive physically.— Ryan Kartje (@Ryan_Kartje) July 31, 2016
Sounds like the offense was struggling to a degree that it didn’t press the defense into action. That could be a function of the defense’s superiority.
Again, not reason to panic for Goff, the O-line and the passing game...but certainly, we need to see things get better.
Day 1 of the 2016 Los Angeles Rams training camp is in the books.