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There are SO many facets to this Goff vs Wolf decision...

January 11, 2021 07:45AM
One could almost say that it comes down to McVay choosing the ‘least worst’ option.

I leaned slightly toward Wolford last week against the Cards but I now lean slightly toward Goff against the Packers.

Here’s my reasoning...

Goff’s had another week to heal.
Goff has the higher ceiling in case a special type throw becomes necessary.
Packers are a far superior team to Cards and even current Seahawks and I don’t think Wolford is quite ready for a shootout with the Packers whereas Goff just might be.
Goff is better at taking snaps under C which makes it easier to enhance Akers’ running game. Wolford was a 90% shotgun QB vs Cards. This is a huge factor in my thinking.

Look, McVay and the Rams are between a rock and a very hard place here no matter what choice they make.

Playing the #1 seed away and in frigid temps with either a QB with a recently fractured thumb on his throwing hand and possibly experiencing some lack of confidence OR the inexperienced Wolford that seems to need too much shotgun to be effective. Goodness.

But, it’s the playoffs and all teams must play the hand that they’re dealt.

Here is the only scenario that I see where Rams win this game and it’s quite a parlay.

Start Goff.
Establish run game somehow, some way. Won’t be easy because Packers will be selling out to stop the run.
If McVay is saving trick plays then now is the time to use them. Akers on RPO, for example.
Rams D has to play out of their mind again.
Rams need to be +1 on turnovers, maybe +2.
Rams D must make Rodgers VERY uncomfortable for 60 minutes.
ST units must shine. Hekker, Gay, coverage, and return units all must be superb. One error here could be disastrous.
McVay must come up with a ‘genius type’ game plan. Ho hum just won’t do.
Staley must also come up with schemes to frustrate a terrific Packer O. This is the key to the entire game, IMO.
AD must play and play well. This is huge.
One or more Ram players must make ‘hero’ plays in this game. Could be on O, on D, or on ST. Lots of candidates for the Rams, but there better be a few that just do it.

Lots of stuff listed there above, the question is how many can the Rams bring to bear? If Rams accomplish enough of the above then they win. But if the Rams do not or cannot then the Packers win and move on.

If ever there was a game where the Ram teammates need to rally around an injured QB, this is it. I am hopeful that these underdog Rams will rise up and leave it all on the field. Nothing less will do. There are many reasons why the Packers are 7 point favorites. Heck, I’m surprised that it’s not more.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2021 07:49AM by Rams43.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Just listened to McVay

stlrams131465January 10, 2021 05:35PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

max229January 10, 2021 05:38PM

  I think the cold weather thing is a reach, the Thumb is unknown

BumRap131January 10, 2021 08:23PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

waterfield187January 10, 2021 05:41PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

max143January 10, 2021 05:43PM

  Where McVay will catch the fans wrath....

Ramgator138January 10, 2021 05:52PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

waterfield127January 10, 2021 05:57PM

  you do?

Speed_Kills94January 10, 2021 06:03PM

  OK Here's the deal

waterfield74January 10, 2021 10:02PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

max96January 10, 2021 06:04PM

  agreed

Speed_Kills72January 10, 2021 06:10PM

  Re: agreed

max63January 10, 2021 06:21PM

  Re: no doubt nm

Speed_Kills35January 10, 2021 06:52PM

  Of course all the odds are against the Rams BUT

waterfield44January 10, 2021 09:49PM

  QB notwithstanding

RamUK54January 10, 2021 10:42PM

  Re: QB notwithstanding

73Ram43January 11, 2021 03:10AM

  not really

Speed_Kills96January 10, 2021 06:01PM

  Re: not really

max77January 10, 2021 06:05PM

  Re: not really

Speed_Kills74January 10, 2021 06:11PM

  Re: not really

napoli64January 10, 2021 06:22PM

  Re: not really

Rampage2K-55January 10, 2021 07:02PM

  Good luck with that. Wolf was not special Sat

BumRap58January 10, 2021 08:28PM

  Re: Good luck with that. Wolf was not special Sat Attachments

stlramz66January 10, 2021 09:20PM

  Re: Good luck with that. Wolf was not special Sat

Speed_Kills37January 11, 2021 05:26AM

  Re: Good luck with that. Wolf was not special Sat

zn55January 11, 2021 05:28AM

  probably alot more if he wasn't too busy turning it over

Deadpool51January 11, 2021 03:33PM

  we're not seeing the same way

zn44January 11, 2021 09:34PM

  of course we aren't

Deadpool38January 12, 2021 03:42PM

  Re: of course we aren't

Rams4323January 12, 2021 03:51PM

  On Blythe

PHDram24January 12, 2021 05:06PM

  I don't think we are

Deadpool24January 12, 2021 05:34PM

  Corey Linsley is a FA after this year

Speed_Kills24January 12, 2021 05:59PM

  Re: Corey Linsley is a FA after this year

PHDram17January 12, 2021 06:30PM

  Re: of course we aren't

zn30January 12, 2021 08:40PM

  McVay doesn't adapt to his QB?

Deadpool20January 13, 2021 02:33PM

  Re: Snead answered this part...

dzrams21January 13, 2021 03:05PM

  TY sir

Deadpool19January 13, 2021 03:09PM

  Re: TY sir

dzrams15January 13, 2021 03:43PM

  I'd go even further..

JamesJM12January 13, 2021 03:44PM

  Re: TY sir

zn13January 13, 2021 03:49PM

  Re: TY sir

dzrams13January 13, 2021 04:12PM

  Re: TY sir

zn7January 13, 2021 05:01PM

  Re: TY sir

moklerman5January 13, 2021 05:37PM

  Re: McVay doesn't adapt to his QB?

zn13January 13, 2021 03:31PM

  well to be fair, Cal had 20 plays

Deadpool14January 13, 2021 03:59PM

  Re: well to be fair, Cal had 20 plays

zn12January 13, 2021 05:06PM

  Re: not really

Rampage2K-43January 10, 2021 07:05PM

  but it's not "by Saturday"

zn112January 10, 2021 06:02PM

  Re: Just listened to McVay

stlramz60January 10, 2021 07:58PM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

BumRap92January 10, 2021 08:19PM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

MalibuRam105January 10, 2021 08:50PM

  Malibu nails it

Headslap7562January 10, 2021 10:20PM

  Re: Malibu nails it...AND...All Goff does is WIN.

oldschoolramfan26January 12, 2021 03:59PM

  Re: Malibu nails it...AND...All Goff does is WIN.

Rams4318January 12, 2021 04:17PM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

zn77January 10, 2021 10:21PM

  I'm willing to give Goff benefit of the doubt

LMU9352January 11, 2021 04:02AM

  A couple of things

Speed_Kills50January 11, 2021 05:21AM

  Well, thats all speculation on your part...

max47January 11, 2021 05:33AM

  its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

Speed_Kills38January 11, 2021 05:49AM

  Re: its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

max41January 11, 2021 07:13AM

  Re: its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

Speed_Kills31January 11, 2021 09:05AM

  Re: its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

max35January 11, 2021 09:26AM

  Re: its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

Speed_Kills29January 11, 2021 09:35AM

  Re: its a chat board... thats what we do is speculate

max27January 11, 2021 09:38AM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

CarolinaRam34January 11, 2021 09:48AM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

moklerman8January 13, 2021 05:41PM

  Imma go with McVay Bum nm

Speed_Kills34January 10, 2021 08:57PM

  Re: I personally saw nothing from Wolford Sat

Leoram54January 10, 2021 11:45PM

  Aikmen was talking about Woldford

Speed_Kills62January 11, 2021 06:31AM

  I would rest Goff

merlin68January 10, 2021 08:42PM

  To me, the formula should remain the same: start Wolford

RockRam50January 11, 2021 02:45AM

  There are SO many facets to this Goff vs Wolf decision...

Rams4392January 11, 2021 07:45AM

  Despite all the obstacles, I am fired up for the opportunity

stlramz55January 11, 2021 08:19AM

  Re: Despite all the obstacles, I am fired up for the opportunity

Rams4342January 11, 2021 08:34AM

  Re: Despite all the obstacles, I am fired up for the opportunity

BerendsenRam27January 11, 2021 11:30PM

  +1 & well said (nm)

zn25January 11, 2021 08:25AM