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Jared Goff utilizing outside coaching help in the offseason

The Rams young quarterback has already enlisted the help of some coaching in the offseason away from the organization.

Heading next season, much of the focus for the Los Angeles Rams will be on the development of quarterback Jared Goff in his second year in the NFL. 

In light of that, it appears that the former 2016 first overall pick is already taking steps toward progress as he's working with outside help to hone his skill set in the offseason, according to MMQB's Albert Breer. 

I’m told Rams quarterback Jared Goff has hired and is already working with renowned coaches Adam Dedeaux and Tom House. Good sign, regarding Goff’s commitment.

Tom House and Adam Dedeaux are former pitchers that formed 3DQB, which is a quarterback-training company based in Los Angeles. In the last decade-plus, they have worked with many of the game's top quarterbacks such as Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Carson Palmer to name a few. 

Goff is coming off a subpar rookie campaign that saw him finish 1,089 passing yards with a 54.6 completion percentage with five touchdown passes and seven interceptions, and holding a 22.2 quarterback rating. This includes notching at least one interception on four occasions while passing for fewer than 200 yards five times. He also placed last in the league in yards per completion (5.31), second-worst total quarterback rating, and the fourth-lowest completion percentage. 

Along with that, Goff ranked last in the league in yards per completion (5.31), second-worst total quarterback rating, and the fourth-lowest completion percentage. According to Pro Football Focus, he also finished with the second-lowest overall grade (39.7) as well as finishing in the same spot in passing situations (38.9) among qualified players at his position. 

The Rams have already taken several measures to put together what they believe is the right coaching staff to help Goff develop into a franchise quarterback. New head coach Sean McVay is the former offensive coordinator for the Washington Redskins, who held one of the league's most productive offenses in 2016 finishing third in yards per game (403.4), second in yards per play (6.40), and were the second-best statistical passing offense (297.4).

They brought aboard a new offensive coordinator in Matt LaFleur, who has worked the last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. LaFleur played a major part in coaching Ryan in his MVP season in 2016 that saw him set career highs with 4,944 passing yards, 38 touchdown passes, and an 117.1 passer rating. Los Angeles also hired an experienced quarterbacks coach in Greg Olsen, who has held that position around the NFL for over the last 13 years. 

All in all, the fact that Goff is taking strides to find ways to improve heading into next season is an encouraging sign for the Rams.


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