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Lions QB Jared Goff wishes media would focus on the positive

The Detroit Lions have progressively emerged as one of the league’s top teams after reaching the NFC championship game this past season.

However, the Lions saw that deep playoff run ended with a crushing loss to the San Francisco 49ers, which has left a sour taste for the franchise while spawning critical media coverage of the team.

Detroit quarterback Jared Goff voiced that he hopes that the media can instead focus on the team’s rise toward a new era.


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“I have this like, I probably need to drop it pretty soon here because I’m hopefully gonna be in Detroit for a long time, but I have this thing with our local media where like they almost like relish in negativity at times,” Goff said on Willbo’s “Trading Cards” podcast hosted by Robbie McInerny, his former teammate at Cal, and Will McInerny, which was posted this week. “And maybe that’s what gets clicks and that’s what sells, but it’s no longer what they need to live in.

“Like, hey guys, we have a good team. We’ve had success. We can be happy about that, we can celebrate that and not have to write about how we’re constantly the underdog. No, teams are gonna be gunning for us now. We won the division and all that. I’m probably overthinking it in my head and it’s the chip on my shoulder and the competitor in me.”


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The Lions have taken significant steps forward under head coach Dan Campbell, progressing to earn their first NFC North division title for the first time since 1993.

Detroit followed that by earning their first two playoff wins since 1991.

Beyond that, the Lions with Goff under center are in the position to keep their upward trajectory moving forward.

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