Sean McVay: Pulling Jared Goff for Blake Bortles was part of the game plan

Sean McVay: Pulling Jared Goff for Blake Bortles was part of the game plan

Sean McVay: Pulling Jared Goff for Blake Bortles was part of the game plan

Posted by Michael David Smith on November 10, 2019, 8:57 PM EST

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On a third-and-2 in the third quarter of today’s loss to the Steelers, Rams quarterback Jared Goff went to the sideline and was replaced by backup Blake Bortles. Rams coach Sean McVay said today that he planned that in advance.

After the game McVay said Goff wasn’t hurt and didn’t need to come out. The play for Bortles “was part of the game plan,” McVay said, according to Cameron DaSilva of USA Today.

Bortles is a better runner than Goff, so perhaps it’s reasonable for McVay to think Bortles could be used to pick up a first down with his feet. It didn’t work, however, as Bortles kept the ball himself on a zone read play and came up short of the first down.

But given that the Rams just gave Goff a contract with $110 million guaranteed this year, it’s alarming that he’s reached the point where they’re pulling him for Blake Freaking Bortles to try to give the offense a spark. Goff did not play well today, and he hasn’t played particularly well all season. McVay needs to change some things up with the Rams’ offense — but preferably not by replacing Goff with Bortles.

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November 10, 2019 at 06:03PM

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