Rams’ Sean McVay calls out Jared Goff for ball security issues
The Los Angeles Rams lost a tight one to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, 23-20. Rams coach Sean McVay was understandably not in a jovial mood following the loss, and the 34-year-old did not hesitate to call out quarterback Jared Goff for his performance on the evening.
According to McVay, he fully expects his QB to provide better security for the ball moving forward:
“Our quarterback has got to take better care of the football,” McVay said tersely after the game, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com.
“We’re not taking good enough care of the football and that’s something that’s got to change, otherwise I’m going to continue to sit up here and say this week in and week out,” McVay said. “It just can’t continue to happen.”
Needless to say, McVay has sent out a stern (and very public) warning to Goff. This should serve as a wakeup call for the 26-year-old quarter back, who completed just 19-of-36 of his passes for 198 yards and two picks. He also lost a fumble, giving him three total turnovers on the night. The quarterback has turned the ball over 14 times (10 interceptions, four lost fumbles) this season.
When asked to comment about his coach’s statement, Goff admitted that he needs to be playing at a higher level:
“It comes down to us executing and ultimately myself executing and taking care of the football and throwing it where it needs to be thrown and being smart with it,” Goff said.
Goff will have a great opportunity to bounce back from another forgettable performance, as the Rams face off against the Arizona Cardinals in what should be an uptempo matchup.