SJ - June 21, 2021
Sean McVay is definitely in love with Matthew Stafford. As if celebrating the quarterback's trade together in Mexico wasn't enough proof, McVay took things a step further with his praise of his new quarterback.
During a recent interview with Albert Breer, McVay gushed about Stafford.
From Sports Illustrated:
McVay’s also hyper-aware of the implications people draw from his strong feelings for the group he has now. So while he’s over the moon to have his buddy Raheem Morris in as defensive coordinator, that’s no indictment on Wade Phillips or Staley; and if he sounds excited about Kevin O’Connell going into O’Connell’s second year, that shouldn’t cast any shade on the job LaFleur or Waldron did.
Just the same, McVay’s very appreciative of what Jared Goff meant for his program over the last four years. And that he sounds the way he does when you start asking about Stafford doesn’t change that. But in case you’re wondering how he sounds talking about Stafford, let’s just say it sounded, to me, like McVay was about to jump through the phone.
“Bro, this dude’s a bad MF-er,” he said, laughing. “Whatever people say about him, as good as it can be, he’s even better than advertised. It makes sense to him. The guy’s ability to see the game, his ability to draw on his experiences, the feel that he has, it’s pretty special and unique. And man, his feel for people, his authentic way of connecting with his teammates, his coaches, this guy, it’s great being around him.”
I love how they say that McVay isn't shitting on Jared Goff when he heaps a ton of praise on Stafford. That's exactly what he's doing. If he thought Goff was a good quarterback he wouldn't have traded him.
The over the top praise of Stafford is because McVay finally has a capable quarterback. Stop playing nice and just admit that Goff is garbage.
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