Friday, December 4, 2009

Goff could start Sunday

by Barca Blog

Jonathan Goff may get his first NFL start for the New York Giants Sunday against Dallas.

The former Commodore has been getting reps with the first team at middle linebacker in practice this week after Antonio Pierce was placed on the injured reserve list.

“I’ve been working hard all season," Goff told the media on Wednesday. "I’ve been following along, studying just as much as the other guys. I’m ready for whenever an opportunity may come along. I’d be ready to accept it.”

The second-year pro from Lynn, Mass., has played mostly on special teams since being drafted by the Giants in the fifth round of the 2008 draft.

To read more about Goff, visit the following news links:
Giants still shuffling LB corps
Looks like Goff will start
Goff moves up depth chart
Goff could be Pierce's replacement
Goff takes over starting role
Goff appears to be new starting middle linebacker

I had the pleasure of getting to know Jon during his time at Vanderbilt. He was a co-captain and All-SEC performer on the gridiron... and also excelled in the classroom with a degree in mechanical engineering.

One memory that sticks out was when we traveled to SEC Media Days in Birmingham prior to the 2007 season. Watch the video below:

Photo by John O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger

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