Jared Goff: Dan Campbell and Anthony Lynn have really empowered me

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Head coach Dan Campbell’s reviews of starting quarterback Jared Goff have been quite positive — as they should be during the offseason program.

That praise is going both ways.

During his Tuesday press conference, Goff spoke positively of the environment Campbell and General Manager Brad Holmes have created. Plus, he likes that Campbell and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn have sought Goff’s insight and input as the team goes through its offseason installation process.

“Any time you get a change of scenery, it’s always a fresh start, a breath of fresh air,” Goff said. “And I said this I think maybe earlier, but it’s kind of like there’s a lot of guys with that. Obviously, the coaching staff is brand new. There’s a whole bunch of new players. I’m, obviously, a part of the new player regime. We’ve got a lot of young players as well. It’s a lot of fresh starts, so that kind of energy is all around the building.

“But I think in regards to myself personally, Dan and A-Lynn have really empowered me to kind of [say], what do I want? What do I like? How do I want to see it? How do we want to do things? And they’re constantly bouncing things off me, and I’m constantly bouncing things off them. That’s been a healthy relationship and something that’s been fun for me to experience and be a part of guys that are really wanting to hear from me and wanting to hear what I like.”

Goff added that he didn’t mean that in comparison to any previous experiences he’s had in the league — i.e. with the Rams, who traded Goff after clear erosion of the relationship between him and head coach Sean McVay.

Either way, Goff has a fresh start for 2021. Time will tell if he can become the kind of quarterback that can help Detroit win its first playoff game since 1991.

11 responses to “Jared Goff: Dan Campbell and Anthony Lynn have really empowered me

  1. If I’m a Rams fan, this is very concerning. How is McVay not engaging his QB in what he likes, the looks, the schemes, etc, etc… Sounds like Adam Gase Jr.

  2. Goff just has to win one playoff game — which he knows how to do — to surpass what Stafford did in Detroit. Stafford has to win a Super Bowl to surpass what Goff did in LA. Which is more likely?

  3. . says:
    June 8, 2021 at 3:51 pm
    Goff just has to win one playoff game — which he knows how to do — to surpass what Stafford did in Detroit. Stafford has to win a Super Bowl to surpass what Goff did in LA. Which is more likely?

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    Great points.

    Jared Goff is a big dude, with a good arm and a lot of experience. While Detroit might not have the roster to help him take his game to the next level, they certainly aren’t horrible and have potential.

    Dan Campbell will have his team prepared and motivated.

    Don’t sleep on this team. I wish they had more fire power at WR but Swift, Hockenson and some talented OL make this team interesting.

    Now is the time to make a charge in the NFCN.

  4. burlingtonbills says:
    June 8, 2021 at 3:45 pm
    If I’m a Rams fan, this is very concerning. How is McVay not engaging his QB in what he likes, the looks, the schemes, etc, etc… Sounds like Adam Gase Jr.

    Not concerning at all. McVay did everything in his power to design schemes to fit around Goff. Goff is good on roll out, misdirection plays but a total liability in a straight dropback formation. He is a deer in the headlights when there is a pass rush and horrible at going through his progressions. I wish him the best but don’t get your hopes up if you’re a Lion’s fan.

  5. If you think anyone is buying your stupidity, think again.

    The Lions are not even close to being competitive in the NFCN. It’s been like that for over six decades!

  6. Goff will revert back to his Jeff Fisher days. He doesn’t see the field very well and is not very mobile to make plays with his legs.

  7. I guess Goff was not empowered in his Snoopy bowl year as well? What we have is a history of rather tepid performance interrupted by one year of above average play. And the Snoopy bowl year was with the coach he just dissed.

    I can’t wait for him to feel the pain of being in a Lion’s uniform.

  8. Goff can throw but has low football IQ. McVay designed easy plays for him, but finally gave up.
    And so will Campbell.

  9. The Lions really screwed up, this was Stafford and Patricia’s year!

    Now we have GOFF!!!! I’d rather have Chase Daniel starting!

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