‘Be careful what you say’

Jared Goff learned a hard lesson on his first experience with the HBO football series “Hard Knocks” in 2016 – not which direction the sun rises, but what not to say when there are TV cameras.

Goff said being on “Hard Knox” wasn’t “as bad as you think”, but after appearing twice on the show he gave some veteran advice to his young teammates for When the show invades the Detroit Lions training camp later this summer.

“I think it’s always difficult for young people because they don’t know better than that, in a sense,” Goff said earlier this spring. “I was a victim of that myself, you have to be careful what you say, when you say it, and what cameras there are.”

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff in the tunnel before the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ford Field.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff in the tunnel before the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Ford Field.

He made two appearances on the Hard Knox in his five seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, and had one forgotten moment in 2016, when he couldn’t tell Chris Wink, the quarterbacks coach at the time. In which direction does the sun rise?

He’s one of the many rams who have been tripped over by this question, Goff told Radio Barstool over a year later Fans still tease him about his slips.

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Every game I’ll hear is, ‘Hey, where does the sun rise?! I hear it all the time,” Goff said in 2018, via The Rams Wire. “The next day someone came up to me and said, ‘Hey, they’re going to broadcast this solar stuff.’ And I’m like, ‘Okay, how are they going to frame this?’ “

Goff, who was also with the Rams while filming the Amazon series “All or Nothing,” has softened his stance on the show since telling Barstool that “there’s not a single thing” fun in “Hard Knocks.”

“Most of the time, they try to make us look good,” he said last month. “The NFL is trying to make Detroit look good and they are on our side, but you have to be careful.”

Lions run back Jamal Williams throws a ball to a fan during the preliminary game against the Vikings on Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Lions run back Jamal Williams throws a ball to a fan during the preliminary game against the Vikings on Sunday, October 10, 2021, in Minneapolis.

Along with Gauff, defensive line Michael Brookers, receiver Josh Reynolds and linebacker Jason Cabinda have been part of at least one Hard Knox season, with Cabinda took a special role In his 2019 attempt to make the then Auckland Raiders.

Black running back Jamal Williams said he somehow doesn’t care about being at Hard Knox, and that having cameras around constantly won’t change his daily routine.

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He whispered when asked about the prospect last week: “I don’t give a shit, I just want to play football. But for me now it’s all more cameras walking around in my face. I don’t care. I just want to play football and I want to win a super title.” Paul this year Forget “Hard Knox” all that stuff. It’s just going to happen. Like, people think I’m funny but I don’t do it on purpose, it’s just me. I just walk around and be me all the time, that’s it. I can’t fake Anything “.

Dandery Swift, stepping back, said he looks forward to the NFL Films cameras recording his every move in camp.

“This is a blessing,” he said. “When I was a kid, I always watched this kind of thing that revolves around the game. Having a chance to have that and be involved in it is a blessing. We still have to work, but that would be great looking back one day.”

Corner lions Amani Urwari expected second-year defensive back Jerry Jacobs to appear as a fan favorite on the show due to his fun-loving personality.

“He’s a filming agent,” Arwariah said. “Once the camera is on it, you’ll see all the jokes.”

But Urwari said no one would be outdone by Lions coach Dan Campbell, whose passion and honesty were a huge draw for show.

“Everyone wants to see superhero Dan,” Orwari said. “He looks like a superhero walking around the locker room.”

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This article originally appeared on the Detroit Free Press: Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff: “Be careful what you say” on Hard Knocks

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