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Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff Opens Up

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Here’s what the Rams’ rookie QB had to say after practice yesterday.

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff
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Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff

(On getting reps with the first team)

“Good, good. Everyday seems like, getting a few reps with them, some in walk-thru, as well, so it’s going well. I feel as comfortable with them as I do, just play football with the other guys. I just try to improve every day, and try not to make it more than it is, comfortable.”

(On how he’s getting better handling more reps)

“At this point, every day gets better. Like I’ve said a few times at this point, every day its gotten better since OTAs, all the way through, through the summer, minicamp, up until now, I feel like I’ve grown exponentially, and I’m happy with where I’m at.”

(On how smooth his rhythm was during practice)

“Yeah, I try to do every time is be as smooth as I can and try to get the rhythm like you said, and just got to keep improving, and continue to feel more comfortable.”

(On what he tries to improve on a daily basis)

“I think it’s similar to what you said right there. I want to be more comfortable every day. I feel like I am. Every day I get more comfortable and get more fluid and more in a rhythm. Stuff becomes more natural every day. So, it’s been going well.”

(On his confidence throwing the long ball)

“Against our defense it does. You don’t get, especially with seven-on-(seven); you don’t get too many chances like that to run a fly like that. They did a good job playing deep, and don’t get beat deep often. When you do get a chance to let it fly, yeah. You don’t throw many of those in camp, especially against our defense, so it’s nice.”

(On his thought going into the second game, and what he want to do different from the first)

“I think the main thing is it won’t be all new. Just like the pregame routine, what we do before the game, what we do on the sidelines, I’ll be kind of, somewhat, used to that. It won’t be brand new to me. That’ll help and hopefully make me more comfortable.”

(On the development of his three-step drop)

“Great.”

(On the one area he feels he needs to improve)

“I don’t know if I can pinpoint one thing. It’s trying to feel more comfortable every day with everything to do. It’s not one particular thing. When we’re in a certain drill, I’m working on one particular thing. Then when we to team. I’m just trying to play. Again, I just try to feel more comfortable every day.”

(On how close he feels to being the quarterback he wants to be)

“Not as close as you’d like to be. Every day, you’re trying to get better. I don’t think I’ll ever be complacent and happy with where I am, no matter what. You always want to get better. That’ll remain true throughout my career.”

(On what makes the three-step drop difficult)

“It’s just muscle memory. I don’t know if it’s difficult or tricky, it’s just muscle memory. I felt comfortable with that for a while now. Just continue to get better at it. I’ve been dropping back my whole life. It’s just that going from under center is a little different, but the footwork of it is pretty similar. It doesn’t really change. It’s something I’ve been continuing to improve on and feel good with.”

(On if it’s easy to not make football bigger than it is on the field)

“I tend to be able to do that and make it the same game it’s been for my whole life. I recognize that’s part of why I was able to be successful at Cal and in high school and before that, because I’m just trying to go out there and have fun, honestly. At the end of the day, if you’re not having fun, there’s no reason to do it. I want to have fun every time I go out there.”

(On if he is looking forward to Saturday’s game more since his first preseason game was cut short)

“Yeah, I think I’d look forward to it regardless. But I’m definitely excited to get back out there and get a chance to compete and show what I can do.”

(On if it’s difficult to be on a roster when so much has been invested in the quarterback position)

“I don’t think it’s difficult when everybody in the room is a great guy and a great person, and a great teammate and a great person. Honestly, (QB) Sean (Mannion and (QB) Case (Keenum) have been great, I’ve rooted for them and I hope nothing but the best for them.”

(On how Keenum has been helping him out)

“Every day, little tidbits; him and Sean, same thing. They’ve been really helpful and I can ask them anything and they’ll answer for me. Case gives me some veterans tips every once in a while and they’ve been helpful.”

(On if camp is moving slowly or very fast for him)

“It’s funny; it is like the dog days. You’re in camp, you’re playing games, you’re practicing like you’re in camp. I don’t know if it’s moving slowly, I’m having fun and enjoying it – I don’t know, we’re at practice No. 12? It’s been fun and it feels like it’s flown by so far, so I don’t know if it’s been moving slowly.”