Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay mentioned not too long ago he wished he had dealt with issues in another way with present Detroit Lions QB (and former Ram) Jared Goff.
The Rams traded Goff to the Lions in March 2021, netting quarterback Matthew Stafford in return. The deal, which helped spark the Rams’ to their Tremendous Bowl victory, got here after Los Angeles had didn’t decide to Goff as its beginning quarterback, amid stories that the connection between Goff and McVay wasn’t too good.
In a current version of the “Open Mike Podcast”, McVay mentioned he wished he had dealt with the scenario in another way.
“That was a tough factor for me as a result of the factor that’s extra essential than something is being an excellent communicator — clear, open, and sincere,” McVay mentioned on the podcast. “Ensuring folks aren’t caught off guard and actually having respect for the gamers and the coaches for what they must do. And I want that there had been higher in-person communication.
“The one factor that damage me is that I’d by no means need something to be misunderstood about my appreciation, my respect for Jared. Was it a troublesome choice? Sure. Had been there some issues that I may’ve dealt with higher when it comes to the readability offered for him? Little doubt.
“If I had it over once more, what I’d do is, earlier than I had even gone to Cabo, when there was a risk of, alright, if Matthew Stafford’s out there, if there’s different quarterbacks out there, that will be one thing that we might discover — you sit down with him, you look him within the eye, you inform him that as an alternative of calling him and establishing a gathering the place that was my intention after I acquired again from Cabo.”
Goff texted McVay to congratulate him after the Tremendous Bowl and had commented earlier than the sport that he was completely happy for his former teammates.
McVay additionally emphasised that he continues to have an excellent relationship with Goff.
“(Goff) positive as hell did a whole lot of good issues,” McVay mentioned. “And I feel the factor that exhibits what a stud, what a category act he actually is, is likely one of the greatest textual content messages I acquired after the Tremendous Bowl was from Jared Goff. And so, I feel the additional we get away, the extra appreciation that we’ll have for the nice 4 years that we did have collectively — as a result of there have been a whole lot of actually good instances. … However all in all, simply the higher communication, higher readability is what I’d’ve needed.”
In his first season with the Lions, Goff performed 14 video games, finishing 332 of 494 passes for 3,245 yards, with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
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