Sean McVay addresses Jared Goff’s future with Rams

first_img Rams’ Todd Gurley won’t be every-down back because of knee, report says Goff has led the Rams to back-to-back NFC West titles. He reiterated that his focus is on improving as a player, rather than worrying about an extension.”You definitely think about it,” Goff said of his next contract. “But at the same time, I know that none of that is even possible without playing on the field, and being available on the field. I’ll just continue to do what I’ve been doing the last few years, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”Since joining the Rams, Goff has completed 62.1 percent of his passes for 9,581 yards with 65 touchdown passes. He also has a 24-14 record as a starter and two Pro Bowl selections. “Any of the things or narratives that are out there ⁠— Jared Goff, as long as I’m fortunate enough to be in this role, hopefully this guy is stuck with me for a long time,” McVay told reporters Tuesday.”He’s an outstanding leader. People make a deal about this system, (but) he’s the reason why (it works). Our players are the reason why the system is what it is, because (Goff) can do so many different things. … He’s got true ownership, a great ability to communicate with his teammates, and with him leading the way, we feel really good.” Related News Carson Wentz contract won’t affect timing of Jared Goff’s deal with Rams, team exec sayscenter_img Rams head coach Sean McVay dismissed any concerns around the contract status of quarterback Jared Goff. After Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, the No. 2 pick behind Goff in 2016, signed a massive record-breaking $128 million extension last week, questions shifted toward Goff’s long-term future with Los Angeles following a season in which Goff led his team to February’s Super Bowl while running the offense. #LARams LIVE: Sean McVay Minicamp Press Conference— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) June 11, 2019Goff, on the other hand, said he’s not concerned about his next contract. He has two years remaining on his rookie contract. If he doesn’t receive an extension this offseason, he will earn a base salary of $4.3 million in 2019. After that, Los Angeles can exercise their fifth-year option and pay him roughly $22 million in 2020.”It’s not for me to worry about,” Goff told reporters. “It’s for the team and my agent to work on, and keep doing what I’ve been doing on the field, and hopefully it will take care of itself.”last_img read more

President J.J. Roberts’ Exemplary Legacy

first_imgTwo young Liberians, Torli H. Krua and Joe Luamba, Jr., of the Association for Civic Education, did Liberians a great service last week in publishing in the Daily Observer newspaper their piece, “Liberia Since President J.J. Roberts.”Before getting into what they said about our First President, let us digress for a brief moment to suggest to the authors that they should prepare and present to the Ministry of Education a comprehensive and serious proposal for the re-introduction of CIVICS in the national school curriculum.Their J.J. Roberts piece was a compelling lesson in Civics, and a good start.  Their proposal to the Education Ministry should call for a retrospective view of Liberia before 1822, and reflections on the structure and administrative practices of Liberian traditional society–the role of the Town, Clan and Paramount Chiefs, the various Councils and how they maintained peace and order at the various levels.The most important point the young authors made about the First President was to recall his love for Liberian children. Yes, in his will, President Roberts bequeathed, for the establishment of “a perpetual foundation,” a US$10,000 Bond and the 102 acres of land bearing his Coffee Farm, to educate Liberian Children after his death in 1876.These assets attest that President Roberts was a hard working man, an entrepreneur and a visionary who looked down the corridor of time and knew that the nation’s future lay in the hands of its youth.Since President Roberts was a Methodist, he placed the Foundation in the hands of the Methodist Church (now United Methodist Church (UMC). The church set up a Board of Governors, which administers the Foundation and its scholarship program.   One of the eminent J.J. Roberts scholarship recipients is Kolahun, Lofa County-born Augustine Ngafuan, former Finance Minister, now   Minister of Foreign Affairs, R.L.It has been 136 years since the First Liberian President set  that wonderful example of love and commitment to the future of Liberia.  We have since had 22 former Presidents, several of whom, beginning with William V.S. Tubman, and continuing with William R. Tolbert, Samuel K. Doe and Charles Taylor, had much, much more money to play with personally.  It is sad to say that none of them–not even Tubman who was also a Methodist and who died in office leaving a will–thought to emulate President Roberts’ personal example.The two authors have lamented the lack of transparency in the handling of the First President’s will and called on government to institute a “commission of inquiry” into the will and its administration.  We think, however, that it is the UMC bishop whose   responsibility it is to open up the wil–not  to government scrutiny, because PresidentRoberts did not leave it in the hands of government.  He must have reckoned–and correctly–that had he done that, the government officials might have grabbed up the land for themselves, just as leading Episcopalians  did to church property  in Mamba Point.  The Methodist bishop should first, open up the will to the view of Methodists, and ensure that its administration is inclusive.The authors, Kruah and Luamba, in their piece, also lamented the continued concentration of power in the hands of the Liberian presidency, especially in her appointment of local officials–county superintendents, city mayors, etc.The Daily Observer  has written many editorials calling for the Governance Commission’s recommendations on the devolution of power to be enacted into law.  This would, at long last, put into effect the decentralization of government and empower the people to make decisions at the local level.On this question, however, both the presidency and the Legislature, for reasons no one can understand, are dragging their feet.We appeal, once again, to the Executive and Legislative branches of government to act expeditiously on this matter, which is critical to good governance and peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more