Podcast: The Great Goff Debate!
Let's continue the conversation. He's been a fascinating quarterback his entire career. He's still only 28 years old. And Jared Goff now has a chance to get back to the big game.
The first time I met Jared Goff, his feet were kicked up on a desk. His hat was backwards. He put a cold bottle of water up against his forehead. His confidence was not affected one iota by an 0-7 rookie season.
This young quarterback knew he was tough enough to lead a young L.A. Rams team.
He took pride in all those licks he took as a rook.
“I’m more afraid that people will be like, ‘He’s a little bitch,’ than I am of truly getting hit,” Goff said that summer at his camp. “So that's what drives me to be like, ‘I’m fine.’ That mentality is what keeps me in the game.”
Few had any clue if the first overall pick was good then.
Despite our rush to credit everyone around Goff, the truth is he’s had something to say about massive turnarounds everywhere he’s been — Cal, L.A. and, now, Detroit. So, on the heels of our column this week, I figured we’d take the discussion to the podcast with co-host Jim Monos. He scouted Goff as the Buffalo Bills director of personnel.
Enjoyed our chat at Fattey Beer Company for this one, including a chance to share this classic song that can brighten anyone’s day.
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