So now Jonathan Goff is a dirty player.
Well, not really. But he was flagged for two personal fouls on one play, only one of which stuck. That was on his hit on backup quarterback Todd Collins that led to an interception by Jason Pierre-Paul. The turnover was negated, though, because Goff’s helmet made contact with Collins’ and he was ruled to have roughed the passer.
“Whatever it was, it’s not intentional,” Goff said. “You don’t intentionally try to take out other players. But you play hard, you play physical. That’s part of what you do. I can’t control what the referees call. It’s my job to play, its their job to make the calls. It’s a judgment call.”
One Goff does not seem to agree with. He was also flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit after the interception, but that penalty was declined.
“I was just playing hard,” he said. “You have to play to the whistle and let the refs make the call.”
Goff, a man of very few words, was asked about the dominating defense on the field, of which he was a key part. Was this a fun game for the defense?
“Yeah,” he said with a mouth as straight as the 20-yard line. “Yeah.”