Rams QB Jared Goff’s leadership will be put to the test

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THOUSAND OAKS — Jared Goff begins his fifth season as the Rams’ quarterback facing expectations as high as the SoFi Stadium roof after coaches and teammates spent the summer praising his improved mobility, his growing command of the offense, and his own rising confidence.
Whether that’s truly what they see, or what they hope to see, we’ll begin to find out Sunday night when the Rams open the 2020 season against the Dallas Cowboys at their new home in Inglewood.
This much is certain: The Rams need a big year from Goff, 25, after the release of running back Todd Gurley left the offense in the quarterback’s hands more than ever.
They talk about his ability to shrug off bad moments and get on with the next.
“He never dwells on the past,” wide receiver Robert Woods said. “He lets things go – bad play, good play. Super positive. That’s what we love to see.”
But can he move on from a bad season the same way?
There are reasons to think so.
In a sport that quickly turns young men into elder statesmen, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft is one of only four members of that season’ …

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