Rams go all in on new era
The Los Angeles Rams have had quite an eventful week. While the team sits at 4-5 on the season (still technically in the playoff race), this week has been full of change.
On Monday, the Rams named number one overall pick Jared Goff the starting quarterback for their game against the Dolphins. Head coach Jeff Fisher said the plan is for Goff to start the rest of the season.
This was a surprising move by Fisher, considering he said the team would stick with Case Keenum the day before. It seems the pressure of starting Goff became too much for Fish to handle.
"It don't want to say it's a new era, it's a new start, but in a lot of ways it is."
– Jeff Fisher on starting Jared Goff pic.twitter.com/QUc42nvH9H
— LA Rams Nation (@_LARamsNation) November 16, 2016
Thursday, only three days later, the Rams broke ground on their new stadium in Inglewood. The plan is for the venue to be finished in time for the 2019 season.
That season, the Rams are expected to also change their jersey design. At this time, there is no official indication of what the jerseys will look like.
While many Rams fans want the blue and yellow look of their current throwback uniforms, the Rams have shown signs of going back to navy and white. The navy and white was used from 1965-1979, most notably worn by the “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line.
Rams owner Stan Kroenke was seen at the ground breaking. Kroenke is one of a few NFL owners that will own a stadium entirely by himself. Kroenke was reportedly beaming with pride at the ceremony.
In the past, Kroenke hasn’t said much about the team publicly, but he did share his thoughts about Jared Goff:
“We have high hopes for Jared. The coaches say he has progressed and he’s ready. It’s complex in the NFL. It’s not like playing in college. It’s a different level. When you move to a different level, things speed up. Some of that is just becoming used to it, and I think the practice, throughout the fall at that level, has helped Jared.”
He also made sure to mention that Goff is a “very talented young man.” Kroenke is hoping that talent comes out and fills his stadium for years to come.
The future of the Rams is becoming clearer and clearer everyday. Does Jared Goff have enough to excite the fanbase for the future? We’ll all find out in the next couple of weeks.