INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Sean McVay has lastly given a little bit of actual perception into the the reason why the Los Angeles Rams traded Jared Goff for Matthew Stafford.
Most notably, McVay stated he’s a happier, higher head coach after the Rams’ high-profile quarterback change in March.
“I think I’ve been very happy,” McVay stated Thursday when requested his ideas about Stafford. “Everybody says, ‘Man, you just seem like you’re in a better mood this offseason.’ I say, ‘You’re damn right I am.’”
The Rams wrapped up their offseason program Thursday with an open observe at SoFi Stadium in entrance of about 30,000 followers largely getting their first appears to be like on the crew’s multibillion-dollar soccer palace.
Just a few hours earlier than the exercise, McVay spoke about Stafford — and not directly, Goff — whereas on stage together with his new quarterback at a information convention for the Los Angeles Super Bowl Organizing Committee.
McVay beforehand has spoken largely in his ordinary anodyne generalities concerning the blockbuster commerce to amass the 33-year-old Stafford in change for Goff, Los Angeles’ beginning quarterback for 4 consecutive successful seasons underneath McVay.
“So this guy [Staffor], he’s a special guy,” McVay stated. “I feel probably the greatest methods that I can describe him, if you hear individuals that have been round him, there’s a identified confidence the place when he walks right into a room, you at all times really feel his presence, however he’s bought an important humility about himself that everyone loves being round him. He’s a type of guys that I feel is a real igniter.
“He makes everybody around him better. I feel like I’ve become a better coach in the few months that we’ve been able to spend together, and we’re looking forward to doing a lot of good things together.”
McVay and Stafford have been on stage to advertise the Super Bowl host committee’s number of 56 neighborhood organizations receiving $10,000 grants for his or her humanitarian efforts.
Los Angeles traded Goff, two first-round draft picks and a third-round choose to Detroit for Stafford, who performed 12 prolific seasons for the Lions with out ever successful a playoff sport.
Stafford politely requested to depart Detroit with the crew headed into yet one more rebuilding part, however Goff had no need or intention to depart his house state till he bought the decision from McVay telling him concerning the commerce on March 18.
Goff additionally wavered from his reluctance to talk frankly concerning the commerce Monday on “The Rich Eisen Show,” saying he was fully blindsided by the Rams’ transfer. Goff led Los Angeles to the Super Bowl, received two NFC West titles and earned two Pro Bowl alternatives — yet another than Stafford — whereas incomes three playoff berths with the crew that drafted him No. 1 total in 2016.
“To be honest, I had no inclination of it,” Goff stated. “It came somewhat from left field when it happened.”
Goff was a productive starter underneath McVay, however the Rams’ offense regressed over the previous two years after placing up a number of the NFL’s greatest numbers throughout McVay’s first two seasons. Only three quarterbacks dedicated greater than Goff’s 17 turnovers final season, and McVay’s endurance lastly ran skinny with Goff late in the season after 3 1/2 years of unwavering public help.
After Goff broke his thumb late in the common season, McVay saved backup John Wolford as his starter for the Rams’ playoff opener in Seattle, solely to show the crew again over to Goff when Wolford incurred a neck harm early towards the Seahawks. McVay used a conservative sport plan whereas Goff led the Rams to a win in Seattle, and Goff handed for 174 yards in a season-ending loss at Green Bay one week later.
“I had a lot of fun there,” Goff stated. “There was a lot of good times. Obviously it ended sour. … No, there was not any inclination that anything like that was coming, but that’s what happens, and I’m excited to be here (in Detroit).”