Jared Goff might be grounded with the Los Angeles Rams for a bit (AP). Prior to a fourth-quarter drive on Saturday against the Kansas City Chiefs, the early returns from Goff had been slightly cringe-worthy. Case Keenum is what he is, but he’s the best option for the Rams right now, and head coach Jeff Fisher is going old school with the approach to Goff.
1 in S.F.. [...] there’s no reason the Giants can’t take advantage of a massive advantage in starting pitching. Brett Anderson, scheduled to pitch Thursday’s series finale, has pitched in just two games this season (24.75 ERA) and is questionable due to a blister on his left index finger. Scott Kazmir experienced back and neck stiffness during a disastrous outing in Cincinnati on Monday — he wasn’t able to comfortably turn his head to the right side and look at the plate — and was due to be examined on Tuesday. [...] the Dodgers still view Puig as bad news, and they remain very interested in working out some sort of waiver deal. With Josh Reddick already in the mix, replacing Puig in right field, it would seem there’s no room for the troubled Cuban outfielder. Andrew Toles, who started in right field (due to Reddick’s hand injury) on Monday and belted his first major-league homer. “I’m at rock bottom right now,” Reddick told the L.A. Times (he’s 10-for-67 with only one extra-base hit, a double).
Count Chris Cooley among the Colt McCoy believers. Cooley, a former Redskins tight end, said on ESPN 980 Monday that the Redskins backup quarterback was good enough to be a starter on a number of NFL teams this season. “I feel so comfortable with Colt McCoy as our backup quarterback,” Cooley said, according to the Washington Post. “I would put Colt McCoy theoretically in the top 32 quarterbacks in the league. I think there are six teams he could start for this year.” After the show, Cooley, along with the Post’s Dan Steinberg, came up with specific teams for which he believed McCoy could start. Using a recent ESPN.com quarterback rankings story as a reference, Cooley appeared to say that McCoy