In his third round of OTAs as the leader of the Los Angeles offense, quarterback Jared Goff has been reminded just how thick head coach Sean McVay’s playbook is.
“You forget how much offense we actually have because weekly it’s so narrow and so focused, and then you come back to this period and it’s like holy smokes we’ve got a lot of stuff available,” Goff said following Day 1 going against the defense.
“It’s good though, it’s good to kind of work out and find out what we like, try different things.”
Different things that sometimes work and sometimes don’t, and do or do not end up on the sidelines in McVay’s bag of tricks on Sundays. Goff stood at the podium at the team’s facility in Thousand, Oaks, Calif. and, without going into specifics, recounted a few plays from the formative OTAs period that wound up working on gameday.
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Now in preparation for year four, OTAs represent the chance for the head coach and quarterback to add layers to the league’s No. 2 offense in 2018. And the process is becoming easier for Goff.
“It’s very seamless now to where we can just kind of add little words, little nuances and change things at the line of scrimmage more often. I feel like I’m starting to understand it fully even more,” Goff said.
A greater understanding of McVay’s offense isn’t the be-all, end-all for Goff in the offseason’s first half. An improved completion percentage for the fourth-consecutive year is a personal goal that came to mind for the 24-year-old QB, and with training camp just over two months out, getting through progressions more quickly is the first step.
“I talk about any way to get completions and that’s really a big one, working through a little bit quicker. And continuing to fully understand each concept and understand what we are trying to get done in every play,” Goff said. “That all will lead to more completions and more yards.”