Christmas time is here

Yes, Thanksgiving may be only a few days away, but I have been able to check off another few times on my checklist that let me know the Christmas season is finally upon us. First, three local radio stations started playing non-stop Christmas music. Second, I finally saw the Pennsylvania lottery and the Hershey Kisses commercials in the last week. SO here we are folks. The end of the year is pretty much here. I hope you have a good holiday season, starting this week with my personal favorite holiday, Thanksgiving.

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Red-hot Dolphins spoil Jared Goff’s NFL debut

The No. 1 NFL Draft pick of 2016 finally made his NFL debut, but the Dolphins escaped LA with a win.
The No. 1 NFL Draft pick of 2016 finally made his NFL debut, but the Dolphins escaped LA with a win.

The long-awaited debut of LA Rams quarterback Jared Goff, the number one overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, finally arrived on Sunday, and if football games were only about 59 minutes long then he would have started his professional career 1-0. The Rams held a 10-0 lead going to the fourth quarter despite a rough afternoon for Goff in his debut but the Miami Dolphins stole the show with two touchdowns in the final five minutes of the game to take a 14-10 victory. It is the fifth straight win for the Dolphins, who are really coming along now and could be getting hot at a very good time. After starting the season 1-4, the Dolphins are now 6-4. They’ll be 7-4 this time next week with a home game against the 49ers coming up next week.

But how did Goff do, and where will he need to improve? Making rash decisions after one game is unwise of course, even for a top overall pick playing quarterback for a team as woeful as the Rams. The gameplan was rather conservative for Goff, and that was probably wise against a team like Miami. Throwing beyond 10 yards was not productive at all for Goff.

This may have summed things up at times…

But there were some glimpses of what Goff could be capable of doing…

About Kevin McGuire

Contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Previously contributed to Host of the Locked On Nittany Lions Podcast. FWAA member and Philadelphia-area resident.