Rams prized rookie Jared Goff had something less than an auspicious NFL debut Saturday, completing 4 of 9 passes for 38 yards and an interception in two first-half series against the Dallas Cowboys.
But coach Jeff Fisher was encouraged, so much so that it’s likely the No. 1 overall pick will get his first reps with the starters this Saturday against the Chiefs, Steve Dilbeck of ESPN.com reports.
“I’d like to get Jared some snaps with the ones at some point, and it quite likely would be this week against Kansas City,” Fisher said.
Goff is No. 2 on the Rams’ quarterback depth chart behind Case Keenum. Goff took his first reps with the starters in practice last week.
Fisher had planned to also play Goff in the third quarter against the Cowboys, but his non-throwing shoulder was sore after taking a hit, so Fisher shut him down.
“He’ll be fine,” Fisher said Sunday. “He’ll be practicing this week. There are no concerns whatsoever. There’s nothing to report as far as AC separation or things like that. He’s just a little banged up and sore, but was doing well this morning when I saw him in the training room.”
Fisher said the focus was on what Goff failed to do, with little credit given for what he did accomplish. He said a pass over the middle to Pharoh Cooper might have gone for a touchdown if the rookie receiver had held on to the ball.
“Nobody said anything about the throw,” Fisher said. “Step up in the pocket and make a great throw against a coverage which is tough to fit the ball in, and he did that. So from a coach’s standpoint, we see things differently than everybody else. And we’re seeing progress.
“You have no idea what he did on the line of scrimmage. How he checked in and out of things, changed protection. We saw a lot of good things there. The huddle, the tempo, the timing was all there. It’s just progression and that’s what we’re looking for.”