Nobody has scored more points this season than the Los Angeles Rams, thanks in part to the new-age, explosive offense deployed by first-year head coach Sean McVay. But that’s not all that’s new about that side of the ball, their play calls at the line of scrimmage have gotten an update as well. When second-year quarterback Jared Goff audibles, you’re more likely to hear the name of a WWE wrestler than of a Midwestern.
If Goff wants to change the call at the line, he shouts stuff like “Ric Flair,” “Tupac,” “Elvis,” and “Obama” to get his teammates on the same page for a new play.
The Rams’ audibles for Jared Goff are 🔥🔥🔥
I love Sean McVay more by the day. pic.twitter.com/eK2qffOLZS
— Cameron DaSilva (@camdasilva) November 16, 2017
During the Denver Broncos days of his career, Peyton Manning’s “Omaha” call at the line of scrimmage drew attention from media and fans.
“Omaha was just a indicator word,” Manning said in March. “It was a trigger word that meant we had changed the play, there was low time on the clock, and that ball needed to be snapped right now to kind of let my offensive lineman know that ‘Hey, we’d gone to Plan B, there’s low time on the clock.’ It’s a rhythmic three-syllable word, ‘O-ma-ha, set hut.'”
So associated with “Omaha” is Manning, that it was the last word of his retirement press conference.
The final word from Peyton Manning’s retirement press conference?
— NFL (@NFL) March 7, 2016
He may not have a career like Peyton’s, but Jared Goff audibles are 10 times better, as anyone who’s been to Nebraska’s largest city will attest.