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    Goff working out at QB training facility in Los Angeles

    Alden Gonzalez


    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff, coming off a trying rookie season, has been working with noted quarterback coaches Tom House and Adam Dedeaux.

    House and Dedeaux run 3DQB, a quarterback training facility based in Los Angeles. And one of their many notable clients is reigning MVP Matt Ryan.

    Matt LaFleur, the Rams’ new offensive coordinator, spent the past couple of years as Ryan’s quarterbacks coach and is happy to see Goff receive similar instruction.

    “I’ve seen the benefits,” LaFleur said while meeting with Rams reporters on Thursday. “What those guys do is pretty valuable, and it’s not always obviously with the time constraints that we can work with these guys. And I think they offer some things that maybe we can’t as coaches, from just a strength and conditioning standpoint in terms of how these guys train and keep their core strong, keep their shoulders strong.

    “You’re talking about a long season for these quarterbacks. I didn’t see Matt Ryan fall off from day one to the Super Bowl. His arm strength was as good as it was at the end of the season. I think a lot of that was a credit to how he trained.”

    LaFleur, who began his new job on Monday, indicated that Goff is still “experimenting” with his offseason program and that working with House and Dedeaux took place before LaFleur even joined the Rams.

    MMQB.com earlier reported that Goff had been working out with House and Dedeaux.

    House, who spent eight years pitching in the big leagues throughout the 1970s, began coaching quarterbacks by helping Drew Brees overcome major shoulder surgery in 2006. From there, House also worked with Tom Brady. And down the road, he teamed with Dedeaux, a former minor league pitcher and the grandson of celebrated USC baseball coach Rod Dedeaux.

    The two formed 3DQB around 2011. The program uses biomechanics to help get the most out of quarterbacks, their training composed of four key aspects: functional strength and conditioning, mechanics and motion analysis, nutrition and the mental side.

    Heading into 2016, 3DQB was working with the likes of Brees, Ryan, Brady, Blake Bortles, Alex Smith, Andy Dalton, Carson Palmer, Joe Flacco, Marcus Mariota, Eli Manning and Case Keenum, who began the season as the Rams’ starting quarterback.

    Goff, the No. 1 overall pick in 2016, supplanted Keenum as the Rams’ starter in Week 11 and struggled over his last seven games, all of them losses. During that stretch, Goff had the NFL’s fewest yards per attempt (5.31), second-worst Total QBR (22.2), fourth-worst completion percentage (54.6) and fourth-lowest touchdown-to-interception ratio (0.71).

    LaFleur, who will work closely with new quarterbacks coach Greg Olson, watched Goff at the combine last year.

    “From what I’ve seen on tape, he’s got some of the key attributes that you always look for in a quarterback,” LaFleur said. “He’s a natural thrower. You never want to see your quarterback getting hit too much, but he doesn’t shy from contact. I think that’s true of any good quarterback in this league. You have to be able to hang in there in some uncomfortable pockets and some uncomfortable situations where you’re going to take a hit and deliver the football. He’s proven that he’ll do that on tape.”


    hopefully, he continues to get stronger. too many times he would get tossed around like a rag doll. he’s just too weak right now.

    and get him pierre garcon.

    i like what i’m reading about him in the offseason so far though.


    It’s Jared Goff’s time, for better or worse

    Alden Gonzalez


    Key returnees: Jared Goff, Sean Mannion

    Notable free agents: Case Keenum

    Top free agents available (for now): Kirk Cousins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Josh McCown, Shaun Hill, Matt Schaub, Matt McGloin, Mike Glennon, E.J. Manuel, Matt Cassel, Blaine Gabbert

    Key stat: Among rookies with at least 200 pass attempts, Goff’s 63.6 passer rating was the 12th-lowest since 2000. The 11 who were worse: Andrew Walter (55.8 in 2006), Jimmy Clausen (58.4 in 2010), Kyle Orton (59.7 in 2005), Josh Freeman (59.8 in 2009), Joey Harrington (59.9 in 2002), Matthew Stafford (61.0 in 2009), Chris Weinke (62.0 in 2001), Kyle Boller (62.4 in 2003), Ken Dorsey (62.4 in 2004), David Carr (62.8 in 2002) and Mark Sanchez (63.0 in 2009). Those 11 have combined for one Pro Bowl invite, for Stafford.

    As you might have noticed, the quarterback market drops off considerably after Cousins. That’s why trading for Jay Cutler sounds like such an appealing proposition. And it’s why so many teams are expected to line up for Tony Romo if the Dallas Cowboys release him. The Rams have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Romo, but their biggest question at quarterback is whether Mannion, a third-round pick in 2015, is ready to be a full-time backup. If not, the Rams could bring in a fringe veteran.

    But it’s Goff’s turn to start, for better or worse.

    By the end of 2017, we’ll all have a much better understanding of how good, or bad, Goff actually is. The No. 1 overall pick in 2016, Goff never challenged Keenum for the starting job in training camp last summer and didn’t get the nod until Week 11. He started each of the Rams’ last seven games, all losses, and finished with the NFL’s fewest yards per attempt (5.31), second-worst Total QBR (22.2), fourth-worst completion percentage (54.6) and fourth-lowest touchdown-to-interception ratio (0.71).

    But Goff also didn’t have any help, at receiver, along the offensive line or within the scheme. Now he’ll get a chance to play under Sean McVay, who helped Cousins ascend while serving as the play-caller for a quarterback-friendly Washington Redskins offense these last two years. And he’ll work alongside Greg Olson, who has spent 15 years in the NFL as either an offensive coordinator or a quarterbacks coach or both. Olson, who watched Goff closely at Cal, sees “tremendous arm talent” and said the key to Goff’s development rests on “being comfortable within a system.”

    “This is a guy that we believe in,” McVay said of Goff at his introductory news conference. “We’re encouraged and excited about developing him.”

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