Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff played a very bad game. Maybe facing the Seattle Seahawks brought back frightening memories of the hit he took from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman last year, and in doing so it brought back rookie year Goff. Yeah, he was really bad for the vast majority of the game. However, when they needed him most, he got his act together — which goes back to that clutch gene I mentioned last week that he's been showing — and led them on what should have been his first ever comeback victory, but we all were quickly reminded that WR Cooper Kupp is still a rookie.
Yes, we discussed it all on the show this week. From Goff's bad play, Kupp's bad drop, to HC Sean McVay blowing timeouts and suspect playcalling.
We saw Goff throw the ball over 40 times in a game that was close the entire time, against a defense that is far superior against the pass than they are the run, yet there was no balance. It certainly caused Joe and I to ask some questions in regards to what McVay was trying to accomplish.
Also, the defense looked pretty good, but we dove into the question of whether or not it was a factor of the Rams looking good or if the Seattle offense was just that bad. It's no secret that the offensive line and run game that QB Russell Wilson is working with has been nonexistent.
Also, fans appeared to be in a panic after the loss. Is it already time to say "same old sorry Rams"? Joe and I both say no. You won't want to miss why.
One thing that's fair to discuss is whether GM Les Snead done enough this last offseason to earn an extension. So far, the moves made have paid dividends even after a tough loss. The team is vastly improved and much better days look to be on the horizon. Can Snead continue to hang around in the McBae era?
We dug into the meat and potatoes of the release of S Maurice Alexander and how releasing him as opposed to trading him didn't make much sense unless there's more under the surface than we know. Two weeks ago, I mentioned a source had informed me Alexander was not happy with the system Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips brought over, but is that the only reason for him being waived? We also discussed other drama in WR Sammy Watkins tweeting his displeasure with the lack of opportunities he's received. Watkins wasn't too upset when he had two targets in the Rams’ win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 so maybe this is just anger after a loss which happens. Either way, it's something to monitor with yet another weapon coming back to steal targets in WR Mike Thomas.
All this and so much more, as Joe tells us about his trip back home to Texas, and how he's going to be really overweight from his temporary diets from when he goes home and how he needs to drop this Optimus Prime-like deuce more than he needs to breathe.