Jared Goff is the perfect quarterback for the Detroit Lions. Due to the California kid’s laid-back demeanor, football pundits have questioned his ability to lead, but this calm attitude is exactly what the Lions need.
QB’s Laid-Back Demeanor a Good Fit for Intense Lions Coaching Staff and Roster
The Lions’ coaching staff and young roster are brimming with intense personalities, which can be a powerful force. Undoubtedly, high levels of energy can also make it difficult to communicate and execute a plan as a team. With that in mind, the Lions need a leader who is cool under pressure and able to understand and effectively communicate Ben Johnson’s offense. Rather than adding to the growing intensity.
Furthermore, Jared Goff’s relationship with Johnson and understanding of his offense have been key to the Lions recent success. While not known for his improvisation skills, Goff excels in play-action and can be counted on to execute a game plan. Undeniably, he is able to communicate Johnson’s plan to his team and more confidently direct the ball into the hands of his weapons.
Jared Goff’s Inconsistent Performance with Rams tied to Lack of Coaching Experience with McVay
McVay’s lack of coaching experience at the time contributed to Goff’s inconsistent performance with the Rams. The merger between the Type A, football-hyper personality of McVay and the laid-back Goff didn’t work. Work ethic wasn’t an issue; Goff put in the hours. It was a matter of understanding, diagnosing and applying what was coached. An obvious vulnerability for a young quarterback on his fourth QB-coach in as many years.
In the biggest moments, defensive minded coaches like Brian Flores feasted on this weakness.
It’s worth noting that Goff had a rocky start to his career before a sharp turnaround. He was struggling through seven winless starts as a rookie under former Rams coach Jeff Fisher. However, he played exceptionally well in his next two years with McVay and a strong supporting cast, including Todd Gurley II and Aaron Donald.
Jared Goff has experience leading a significant turnaround
Jared Goff’s confidence in Ben Johnson’s offense appears to be improving exponentially. Opposing teams face a formidable force with a confident Jared Goff behind an offensive line expected to be among the best in the NFL.
In conclusion, the Lions don’t need more energy and motivation. They need a calm and collected quarterback who can lead them to victory. That’s exactly what they have in Jared Goff.
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