Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay is taking responsibility for some of the team’s offensive failures in recent seasons.

McVay said during a press conference Thursday he felt it was unfair to blame former Rams quarterback Jared Goff for L.A.’s offensive shortcomings following Goff’s trade to the Detroit Lions. He added it was important for himself and the team that he look inwardly and seek to get better as a play-caller and head coach:

“I think the unfair narrative has been that some of our decrease in production is exclusively on the quarterback,” McVay said, via Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk. “That’s not true at all. I think certainly, I have a big hand in that. I have to be able to look myself in the mirror and acknowledge and be able to evolve, improve, and take ownership in that.

“I’m not going to run away from the blame that’s deserved on my end. But what I do think is important that the narrative [that] becomes, ‘Oh, this is the outlet for why the offense wasn’t what it was’ — that’s unfair to Jared. And I think it’s disrespectful to what he’s done over the last four years.”

The Rams coach also stated his relationship with Goff remains amicable and that he could have possibly done better by Goff.

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This is a far cry from what was being said immediately following the trade.

Michael Silver of NFL.com reported there was tension between the head coach-quarterback duo, and that felt Goff disrespected by McVay. There was also some suggestion McVay talked negatively about the Rams QB to FOX analyst Troy Aikman.

However, McVay appears to be clearing the air and shouldering some of the responsibility for offensive ineptitude. Time will tell whether the lessons learned carry over with Matthew Stafford now preparing to lead the Rams offense.