Eric Dickerson has struck again.
Today on the Herd on Fox Sports 1 with Greg Gottleib filling in for Colin Cowherd, Dickerson clamored for QB Sean Mannion to be the Los Angeles Rams’ starter over QB Jared Goff:
DICKERSON: Last year, [Goff] didn’t have a chance, because the offense was terrible. The offense looked like a high school offense. The offensive line was not good last year. I don’t think the offensive scheme was good. The offensive coordinator was not good. So this year, I think you have to give [Goff] a shot.
But for me, my guy that I would start the season would be Sean Mannion. And I’ve been saying that...
GOTTLIEB: Why didn’t they give him an opportunity last year?
DICKERSON: I’ve been saying that since last year. Give him a shot! You drafted him! He was great at...where’d he go?
GOTTLIEB: Oregon State.
DICKERSON: Oregon State.
GOTTLIEB: Playing in a pro-style system.
DICKERSON: Playing in a pro-style offense. He’s a big guy. Got a great arm. I was at practice early last year before I got kicked off the sidelines. I was standing next to some of the guys. I said, “Man, he can throw that [inaudible]” and he said, “Eric, he can throw it.” I said, “Why they won’t play him?” He said, “Yanno. The money.”
A lot of it has to do...we got a #1 draft pick. We got all this money too...
GOTTLIEB: And Case [Keenum} had been there previously. Had won some games. So I guess [former Head Coach Jeff] Fisher was gonna ride and die...I just don’t understand why they turned it over to Goff instead of turning it over to Mannion and still redshirting Goff last year.
DICKERSON: Look, it’s all about winning football games.
People wanna blame me for Jeff Fisher getting fired? I did Jeff Fisher a favor. He gets 10 million dollars. Ain’t gotta coach. I’ll take that job. Fire me.
Look. When you win? That situation would have never been there, and I think you had a better chance of winning with Sean Mannion. I think even this year, they should start with Sean Mannion.
Welp. You tell me.
Do we have a competition for the starting quarterback position heading into training camp?