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Random Ramsdom: Is Jared Goff just an average quarterback?

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CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin has been putting together a weekly power rankings article specifically for the NFL’s starting quarterbacks this season, and the RamsJared Goff officially fell into the bottom half of the rankings. After a less-than-stellar outing against the Dolphins, the former first-overall pick fell a couple spots from No. 16 to No. 18.

“If Wentz is forcing too many throws, Goff is just generally uneasy in the pocket, and he has neither the build nor the tools to make something out of nothing like his fellow 2016 first-rounder,” says Benjamin. “Sean McVay needs to dial things down or something.”

I think the team’s bye came at the right time following a game where things looked a little more out of sync than we’d ever expect from a McVay-coached team. That, and because the team is about to go through a gauntlet of gauntlets over the next month.

And now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Stu Jackson highlights the top offensive and defensive plays from the first half of the 2020 season (

Andrew Whitworth is still playing at a high level this late into his career (

Cameron DaSilva says that Cam Akers must be better away from the ball to earn more snaps (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter believes the Rams need to start utilizing 12 and 13 personnel on offense (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Could the 49ers move on from Jimmy G after 2020? (ESPN)

Jason Verrett found the motivation he needed to get back on the field through music (ESPN)

NFL Staff predicted Week 9’s slate of games (Bleacher Report)

Kristopher Knox hands out report cards for all of the first-round rookies (Bleacher Report)

Ron Rivera says Dwayne Haskins is not done in Washington (Pro Football Talk)

Jamey Eisenberg talks fantasy starts and sits for Week 9 (CBS Sports)