Monday, May 27, 2024

Lions QB Goff unhappy with media after 23

Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff has chosen to use his offseason slating the local media.

“I have this like, I probably need to drop it pretty soon here because I’m hopefully gonna be in Detroit for a long time, but I have this thing with our local media where like they almost like relish in negativity at times,” Goff said. “And maybe that’s what gets clicks and that’s what sells, but it’s no longer what they need to live in.”

Lions won the NFC North in 2023

“Like, hey guys, we have a good team. We’ve had success. We can be happy about that, we can celebrate that and not have to write about how we’re constantly the underdog. No, teams are gonna be gunning for us now. We won the division and all that. I’m probably overthinking it in my head and it’s the chip on my shoulder and the competitor in me.”

“You know what our team looks like. Why do we gotta talk about how good San Francisco’s players are? Talk about how good our players are. That’s like how I felt.”

“Are we like privileged to play this game because they have a bunch of good players? Like is that what you’re saying? So, I was like ‘OK [Amon-Ra] St. Brown was first-team All-Pro. Penei Sewell was first-team All-Pro. Frank Ragnow. Like, Sam LaPorta. You want me to keep going? I know they have a lot of good players. So do we. I know they are really good. So are we.”

While there’s no doubt that Goff’s comments are relatively true, there’s also no doubt that 31 teams local media have been heavily critical of their teams since the end of the 2023 season. Even the 49ers, who lost in the Super Bowl after beating the Lions in the NFC Championship game, have been seriously challenged in the media.

The Lions were finally relevant in 2023 under head coach Dan Campbell, and Goff had arguably his best year, and one of only two seasons in his career where he would be considered good.

Goff did go on to say his trade from the Rams worked out very well. “In hindsight, it’s the greatest thing to ever happen to me, for my career and my development as a human,” he said.

The Lions will be looking to improve further in 2024, and will be hoping Goff keeps his talking on the field.

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