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When Jared Goff first found out that he had been traded to the Detroit Lions, he probably had no idea what to expect. After all, he had played his entire career in Los Angeles, and now he was being shipped, against his own will, to what was one of the worst teams in the NFL. That was then and this is now, and Goff is loving it in the Motor City, and a big reason why is because he is getting the chance to play for Dan Campbell. During a recent interview, Goff spoke about what it is like to play for Campbell, and he even shared a hilarious story about Campbell's fake tooth falling out during a team meeting.
Jared Goff loves playing for Dan Campbell
Goff told Eisen that though Campbell is “selling a whole lot,” he is doing a “helluva job” selling it. The Lions' signal-caller also noted how there is a family atmosphere in the Lions' locker room..
“Yeah, he’s selling a whole lot, but he’s (doing) a helluva job doing it,” Goff said. “You know, we trust him, we believe in him. He’s a lot of fun to play for. I think our toughness, our grit is kind of what we rely on. But, you know, I think ultimately, us coming together as a team has been the most important part and sticking together and trusting each other and trusting the coaches and them trusting us. It became a really good family there and something that’s continuing to grow.”
Jared Goff tells story about Campbell's fake tooth falling out
But the best part of Goff's interview with Eisen, in my opinion, came when he shared a story about Campbell's fake tooth falling out during a team meeting and Campbell putting it back into his mouth like nothing happened.
“He was speaking in a team meeting, and I forgot about this story because it was so long ago until (Amon-Ra) St. Brown brought it up this weekend at the Pro Bowl,” Goff said. “But, he was speaking in a team meeting one time, and he must have a fake tooth and his tooth fell out and he kind of just picked it up off the floor, put it back in and just kept talking like nothing happened.”
One thing is for sure, the players love to play for Campbell and Detroit's coaching staff. Unlike the previous regime, Campbell treats his players with respect, and like men. He truly cares about each of them as a person, and he makes sure that they know it. Folks, players are going to talk to their friends around the league, and before long, free agents are going to want to come to Detroit. That is something we have not been able to say for quite some time.