As anticipated, there were heaps of reactions to the Los Angeles Rams’ trade of quarterback Jared Goff in a deal that brought over Matthew Stafford from the Lions.
A kind of reactions, nevertheless, drew a connection between Fox NFL analyst Troy Aikman and the obvious falling out between Goff and Rams coach Sean McVay.
In a post-trade column from NFL.com writer Michael Silver, it changed into as soon as advised that Aikman’s criticism of Goff during Fox announces would possibly perhaps also were considered by Goff as McVay’s “a long way from glowing” remarks behind the scenes during production meetings.
Neatly, Aikman wasn’t exactly overjoyed to fetch thrown into the Goff-McVay drama. On Monday, he spoke back to Silver in an interview with Sports Illustrated:
“Not like Michael Silver, I strive to be pleasing and balanced and execute now no longer contain an agenda when doing my job. The fable will indicate that I were an spectacular supporter of Jared Goff’s over the years. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Rams and Jared Goff, he did now no longer carry out at his handiest in the games that I broadcasted this season and I’m confident Jared will probably be the first to agree.”
And even when Aikman did criticize Goff during Fox announces, he wouldn’t contain primarily been out of line. After all, Goff struggled down the final stretch of the season, changed into as soon as little with a thumb injury and misplaced to the Jets (the Jets!).
It would possibly perhaps were a worse perceive had Aikman praised Goff when he struggled, which he obviously wasn’t willing to execute.