Jared Goff: I’m not worried about feeling some type of way playing the Rams

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Jared Goff will make his return to Los Angeles this weekend to play the Rams and the Lions’ quarterback says he’s leaving his own emotions out of it.

Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Goff admitted that there is still some “sourness” over the way his tenure with the Rams ended. But that won’t be the focus once it’s time for kickoff at SoFi Stadium.

“It’ll be fun to see all those people and it’ll be fun to be there and of course you’re motivated,” Goff said in his press conference. “Of course you have the chip on your shoulder — I’ve spoken about that. There was some disrespect felt toward the end. There was some sourness toward the end. And you still feel that, you still have that chip on your shoulder.

“But at the same time, when the game starts, if I let any of that come into how I’m going to play the game, it would be selfish. And I’m going to play the game just how I would any other game. And to be honest, I’m not worried about feeling some type of way once the game starts. I really don’t.”

The Rams traded up to select Goff with the first overall pick of the 2016 draft. He was a Pro Bowler in 2017 and 2018, helping lead the club to Super Bowl LIII. But his performance dipped in 2019 and 2020, and Los Angeles sent him to Detroit as part of the deal for quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Goff has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,505 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions so far in 2021. He’s also fumbled a league-high six times, losing four of them.

That’s one of many factors as to why Detroit is the league’s only winless team entering Week Seven. And Goff sees getting a victory as his most important objective, whether the Lions were competing against L.A. or anyone else.

“It’s another game,” Goff said. “Again, the easy answer — the reality is that we need a win, regardless of who we’re playing this week, regardless of my history or [Michael Brockers’] history or that anyone had with this team and with the Rams. It’s more of the reality is that we need to win and we can’t focus on that, really.”

21 responses to “Jared Goff: I’m not worried about feeling some type of way playing the Rams

  1. “Not worried about feeling some type of way” seems like a good way to cope with playing for the Lions in general.

  2. Jared Goff says: “And I’m going to play the game just how I would any other game.”

    Jared, I think your current coach was asking for something different…

  3. This guy is just a natural loser. Take him away from the Rams’ headcoach and he can’t buy a vowel of the Wheel of Fortune.

  4. I certainly don’t expect an upset but would love to see it only to see Dan Campbell’s reaction.

  5. Which is exactly why you’re going to get wrecked and a testament to why you got traded!

  6. jkb0162 says:
    October 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Jay Cutler version 2.0

    Don’t insult Jay like that!

  7. jkb0162 says:
    October 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Jay Cutler version 2.0
    ********************************
    That’s an insult to Cutler

  8. This will get ugly very ugly. Like 41-3 type awful. Root canal without anesthesia. And that’s my optimistic take as a Lions fan.

  9. jkb0162 says:

    October 20, 2021 at 4:54 pm

    Jay Cutler version 2.0

    ————
    Cutler was worlds better than Goff will ever hope to be. Honestly the Lions might have a better chance with current day Jay Cutler over Goff.

  10. Goff led the Rams to a super bowl. That’s not an easy task, and not something a lot of people have been able to accomplish. He’s an NFL QB. He’s living the dream. The Lions will get it moving in the right direction sooner or later. They’ve been so bad for so long, it isn’t going to change overnight. Goff and his teammates have enough to focus on, without Goff making about him. He’s a smart kid.

  11. Goff and the Lions need this win way more than Stafford and the Rams. It’s a long shot but if they only win one game this year it needs to be this one .

  12. “I’m going to play the game just how I would any other game.” — That’s a relief for the LA Rams, because you haven’t played well. Throwing the ball to no one, out of bounds, on 4th down, is worse than a rookie mistake.

  13. How much did the Rams pay Goff? Yeah, I don’t think he’s all that bitter. What a stupid contact.

  14. Game will be close. Swift will have an old Kamara type day. Goff will be decent. Rams win on a Stafford 4th quarter come back

  15. How many #1 draft picks did Goff cost the Rams? They paid a bunch to get him and paid a bunch to get rid of him. Great front office moves…NOT!

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