Anthony Lynn: It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jared Goff

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The Lions are clearly beginning a new era in 2021 — not just with a new General Manager and head coach, but also with a new quarterback.

Since he was traded from Los Angeles to Detroit, Jared Goff has said he feels “empowered” to help craft the offense around what he feels he’s best at. During an appearance on the Compas on the Beat podcast this week, Lions offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn told Gilbert Manzano and Fernando Ramirez how much he’s enjoyed Goff.

“It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jared,” Lynn said. “Just giving him some input and watching him grow as a leader on our football team, that’s been really cool to see. But he’s had some really good practices and hopefully that carries over to training camp and the regular season. But I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen so far.”

While Lynn and Goff technically shared a city from 2017-2020, they weren’t in the same conference so they didn’t necessarily run in the same football circles. But the Chargers and Rams shared joint training camp practices in two of those seasons. Plus, the Rams beat the Chargers in 2018.

“I watched the guy for two years up close and personal in practice and I was always impressed with his arm talent,” Lynn said.

Time will tell if Lynn, head coach Dan Campbell, and QBs coach Mark Brunell can get the best out of Goff so that he returns to his strong level of play from 2017-2018. If they can, then the Lions may have a quarterback of the present and future.

3 responses to “Anthony Lynn: It’s been an absolute pleasure to work with Jared Goff

  1. Goff has received little to no credit for what he accomplished in LA, and those accomplishments are greater than what Stafford accomplished in Detroit. Stafford has received little to no blame for Detroit’s failures. This year is going to be interesting to watch with expectations so high in LA and so low in Detroit. Was Goff’s success mainly because of McVay and a great surrounding cast? Was the team around Stafford and the coaching really that bad in Detroit? I’m not sure what is going to happen in LA, Stafford may finally put it all together and rise to perform in key moments, but I have a feeling Goff will not disappoint in Detroit. It will be fun to watch.

  2. golions1 says:
    July 7, 2021 at 9:50 am
    Goff has received little to no credit for what he accomplished in LA, and those accomplishments are greater than what Stafford accomplished in Detroit. Stafford has received little to no blame for Detroit’s failures. This year is going to be interesting to watch with expectations so high in LA and so low in Detroit. Was Goff’s success mainly because of McVay and a great surrounding cast? Was the team around Stafford and the coaching really that bad in Detroit? I’m not sure what is going to happen in LA, Stafford may finally put it all together and rise to perform in key moments, but I have a feeling Goff will not disappoint in Detroit. It will be fun to watch.
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    Agree with your statement that Stafford took little to no blame for the Lions struggles . After all this time it’s going to be interesting to see how Stafford responds to by far the most intense offensive coaching personality in his career who’s not afraid to aggressively point out mistakes whether it was the HC or OC . Have a feeling it won’t be as easy as many are expecting .

  3. Under Lyn, Goff will be a better QB than he was with McVay because it won’t be all about Lyn. Lyn will allow Goff to grow and won’t ask him to do things out of his skillset. Ans with a QB coach in Mark Burnell who has played the game at a high level in his ear providing Goff his wealth of experience will only help Goff grow as a QB and a leader of men.

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