The Rams 2018 offseason program was not just marked by changes to the club's roster. Los Angeles' coaching staff also saw its share of turnover, with the departure of former offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and quarterbacks coach Greg Olson.
Plus, three of the club's current coaches were also dealt promotions as offensive line coach Aaron Kromer took over as run game coordinator, tight ends coach Shane Waldron as passing game coordinator, and assistant wide receivers coach Zac Taylor as the team's new quarterbacks coach.
Though many of the changes were small in nature, they all seemed to directly affect one player in particular — quarterback Jared Goff.
And because Goff was already subject to a complete set of new coaches after his rookie season, the staff has been especially mindful of his adjustment in 2018.
"The biggest thing is keeping that consistency in the messaging that's been in the meeting rooms," Waldron said. "Zac Taylor has done a great job of picking up where Olson left off and then ultimately you have coach McVay who is the lead voice of our offense as a whole. His message has always remained the same, so we're just falling in line there."
By keeping the messaging consistent, Goff has been able to focus on building up his new relationships. And despite the turnover, the Cal product has kept a positive outlook, calling the changes exciting and fun to watch.
"Zac and Shane have been tremendous for us," he said. "I really learned a lot with Zac and he's taught me different things with his spin on things, and the same thing with Shane. They both have their take on things that's different and I've really enjoyed it."
Plus, by returning to the same system under the same play caller, Goff has been able to keep up his own level of consistency. And as changes are made around him and throughout the organization, his relationship with McVay has become all the more important.
"I think as anyone wants to be, I think quarterback and play caller has gotta be pretty tight," Goff said. "Our relationship continues to grow and we feel good about it."
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