Goff’s Debut Was Short and Less Than Sweet, But Fisher Said He Did OK | L.A. Times
Jared Goff’s NFL debut lasted only two series and came while working with the second-team offense. The Rams’ rookie quarterback is expected to receive an upgrade this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Goff’s NFL Debut Cut Short After Hit to Non-Throwing Shoulder | ESPN
Jared Goff’s NFL debut was cut a bit short Saturday night, when head coach Jeff Fisher sat him after only two series.
Goff’s Injury is Rams’ Food for Thought | O.C. Register
Quarterbacks Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, the top two picks in this year’s NFL draft, are destined to be compared throughout their careers, and it started this weekend in a way neither desired.
Goff Struggles, But Rams Win in Return to L.A. | ESPN
Everything seemed new for the Los Angeles Rams as they returned home Saturday night. But as they quickly learned, that doesn’t mean it will all be immediately better.
Goff Has Uneven Performance In Rams’ Debut | NFL.com
Whereas rookie counterpart Dak Prescott dazzled while operating behind pro football’s dominant offensive line and throwing to a pair of veteran wideouts, Goff struggled with a subpar supporting cast as the Los Angeles Rams’ second-string quarterback.
What We Learned in the Rams’ Exhibition Game vs. Cowboys | L.A. Times
L.A. Times writer Gary Klein highlights a few things we learned about the Rams following their preseason Week 1 victory against the Dallas Cowboys.
Five Takeaways: Rams vs. Cowboys | Rams’ Official Site
Of course, in preseason, the final score is never the whole story. For a better understanding, here are five takeaways from the Rams’ first exhibition matchup.
There Was Great Effort and Big Misses in Rams’ Win Over Cowboys | L.A. Times
Rams Coach Jeff Fisher told reporters after practice Thursday that every player covering or returning a kick on special teams was trying to make the team. But apparently few players heard the message.
Rams, Goff Start Slow in Coliseum, Rally to Beat Cowboys | L.A. Daily News
As long-awaited sequels go, "Episode 50: Return of the Rams" opened in blockbusterfashion, even if the script didn’t quite go the way the live audience of nearly 90,000 probably anticipated.
Rams Get Boost from Higbee, Spruce, Hope for Better From WR’s | O.C. Register
Conclusions don’t come easy from games like this, and it’s true that neither the Rams nor the Cowboys used everything in the playbook. But you can see individuals or individual position groups, and use your imagination.
Rams Return to L.A. and Win, But Time Will Tell if They Remain a Marquee Item | CBS Sports
This preseason football game between the Los Angeles (again) Rams and the Dallas Cowboys had registered as a bonafide event, even by L.A. standards, as the Rams were back in town — ostensibly to stay this time — and this grand old stadium hosted its first NFL game since Dec. 24, 1994.
Rams Break Preseason Attendance Record Against Cowboys | Sporting News
Football in Los Angeles is back in a big way.
The Rams were warmly welcomed back to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday with a record 89,140 fans in attendance: the largest crowd to ever watch a preseason football game in NFL history.
Spruce Out 1-2 Weeks With Knee Sprain | Ventura County Star
Everyone from quarterbacks Case Keenum and Jared Goff to veterans like Rodger Saffold and Trumaine Johnson to head coach Jeff Fisher and chief operating officer Kevin Demoff praised Nelson Spruce for his performance Saturday night at the Coliseum.
But the former Westlake High receiver received a setback in his bid to make the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
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Notes From Twitter
Fisher said CB E.J. Gaines and OL Isaiah Battle both should be back this week.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) August 15, 2016
S Brian Randolph will eventually be placed on IR with a torn ACL.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) August 15, 2016
Jared Goff "quite likely" will get some first-team reps against KC next Saturday, Fisher said. No limitations with shoulder.— Rich Hammond (@Rich_Hammond) August 15, 2016
Fisher said Jared Goff was fine and would likely get reps with the first-team offense this week against Kansas City.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) August 15, 2016
Fisher said on Cowboys KO return, there were 2 blocks in back and 2 holding penalties not called. "That's OK, that's part of preseason."— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) August 15, 2016
"We tell our players,'Run faster, don’t get blocked in the back and separate from blocks and don’t get held.' So there's a lot of learning."— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) August 15, 2016
On the first play in Los Angeles in over 20 years...— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
The @DallasCowboys return the kick 101 yards!! #DALvsLA https://t.co/Gm895K5C8F
So good.— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
Ladies and gentlemen, meet @RamsNFL WR Nelson Spruce. #DALvsLA https://t.co/0PxHa11Gdm
.@JaredGoff16 hit as he throws...— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
And he's PICKED! @DallasCowboys ball! #DALvsLA https://t.co/zgF21Ki4TB
Every throw from the #1 overall pick's debut with the @RamsNFL. #DALvsLA https://t.co/GKhxWwy7DE— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
"Touchdown Los Angeles!"@RamsNFL fans love the sound of that! #DALvsLA https://t.co/XqHIDkKdI1— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
The comeback is on.@RamsNFL take their first lead with under 2:00 left! #DALvsLA— NFL (@NFL) August 14, 2016
Mannion ain't about that 7-9 bullshit pic.twitter.com/GtvIcayeiE— Brandon Bate (@NoPlanB_) August 14, 2016