The situation was rife for potential confusion. Instead, it produced overwhelming success. Among questions the Rams faced going into last season was how second-year quarterback Jared Goff would respond to — and not be overwhelmed by — an experienced coaching triumvirate in his ear. Coach Sean McVay, who doubles as the play-caller, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson did a masterful job keeping their message and instruction consistent during meetings, practices and games. Goff responded with a breakout season that helped the Rams win a division title and lead the league in scoring. Now, McVay is the only member of the trio still on staff. Olson left to become offensive coordinator under new Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden. LaFleur is offensive coordinator and play-caller under new Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Can the Rams and Goff duplicate or build on their 2017 success? Most of the key players on offense are in place. And the Rams will seek to keep pending free agents as well.
As coaching staff changes, Rams focus on growth of QB Jared Goff
Los Angeles Times | Feb 17