Jared Goff Addresses Recent Comments About Negativity of Detroit Media

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff
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On Tuesday, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff addressed some previous comments he made about the Detroit media being too negative, offering some clarification on the recent remarks.

Earlier in April, Goff had spoke critically about the Detroit media and described it as being overly negative. He further addressed those comments on Tuesday, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN.

"There's been a ton of positivity," Goff said. "It may have got twisted a little bit, as things do. I was speaking in reference to the question I was asked at that press conference. I was answering that question. I was not saying there aren't any positive news, I wouldn't really know, but they have been positive to me. I was saying that I think sometimes, some of the people, enjoy the negative news and I don't think that's necessarily specific to Detroit."

In early April, during an appearance on the "Trading Cards" podcast, Goff explained that he felt the local media would often "relish in negativity" despite the team's upward trajectory and deep playoff run in 2023.

Those comments seemingly stemmed from a press conference in the lead-up to the NFC Championship, when the quarterback was asked by local media about a perceived gap in skill between the Lions and the San Francisco 49ers.

"I was speaking about our local guys, but I think that's kind of the world," he added. "Not to get really grand right now, but it wasn't necessarily specific to Detroit, it was the world media, sports media, certainly the NFL media and the rollercoaster that is and what sells clicks. But, yeah, maybe I should've been a little more specific with that."

Despite the Lions' successful season in 2023, Goff had been frustrated with the team's inability to shed the "underdog" label. Although he singled out the local media during his initial comments on April 10, Goff made clear on Tuesday that he feels the problem of seeking out negativity is not exclusive to Detroit.

Karl Rasmussen


Karl Rasmussen is a writer on Sports Illustrated’s Breaking & Trending News Team. A University of Oregon alum, his work has appeared on 12up and ClutchPoints. He’s a loyal Tottenham, Jets, Yankees and Ducks fan.