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When will Jared Goff be ready? Goff believes he is

Los Angeles Rams v Arizona Cardinals

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams stands on the sidelines during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 17-13. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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The Rams consistently have said that quarterback Jared Goff will start when he’s ready. The fact that he’s not starting means (duh) that he’s not. Goff has a different view of the situation.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Goff believes he’s ready now. The more accurate statement, then, may be not whether Goff is ready to play but whether Fisher is ready to play Goff. For whatever reason, Fisher is intent on protecting Goff, which could be a desire by Fisher to, in a roundabout way, protect himself.

Regardless, Goff believes he’s ready to play. The longer this lingers, the greater the chance that tension will emerge between player and team, since the “Goff isn’t ready” excuse singles him out as the reason for the fact that he’s not playing.

Which possibly creates the impression that he is or will be a bust.