, Salem, MA


January 31, 2012

Despite injury, Peabody's Goff will be with his Giants teammates at Super Bowl


Goff said he and his teammates had high hopes going into the season. When the NFL lockout ended last summer Goff was in top shape, but on Labor Day weekend he was hurt in a non-contact drill when a running back hit his knee. Although he was able to walk off the field the team wanted an MRI taken the next day, which revealed the tear.

"If you don't go into each season optimistic and positive about your team's chances, there's something wrong," said Goff. "I was expecting a good season, and it was disappointing not to be part of it."

Goff said he was fortunate there was no other damage to his knee and that the surgery was a complete success.

Because he grew up in New England people might assume Goff was a Patriots fan, but that's not the case.

"Believe it or not I was not a Patriot fan, and my friends will all tell you that I never rooted for them," said Goff with a chuckle. "I watched them play all the time, but instead of any one team I had some favorite players from a couple of different teams and followed them closely. I'm a fan of all sports in general, a fan of competition.

"I played quarterback at St. John's Prep for a while, and I really liked (former Eagles and Vikings QB) Randall Cunningham. (Ex-Denver running back) Terrell Davis, (Baltimore Ravens linebacker) Ray Lewis and (former Steelers and Panthers linebacker) Greg Lloyd were a few I really liked."

Goff is excited about being part of the whole extravaganza in Indianapolis this week, and would like nothing better than to come back home to Peabody with a Super Bowl ring.

Text Only | Photo Reprints

  • 140717_SN_DLE_HARRYBALL1 Beverly prepares to host state finals this weekend What better way for Beverly Little League to celebrate its 65th season than to host the Massachusetts State Little League Tournament this week. As the state's oldest charter, Beverly has been preparing for tournament for a few years now after it got

    July 22, 2014 4 Photos

  • PREP.JPG St. John's Prep claims regional crown, East tourney coming to Fenwick The St. John's Prep football program won the Under Armour Northeast 7v7 New England championship last fall, and thanks to their victory last weekend they'll have a chance to defend it later this month. The Eagles won the Northeast 7v7's North Regiona

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Crane doing first Ironman to raise money for Multiple Myeloma research Melissa Crane of Marblehead will do her first Ironman at Lake Placid this coming Sunday. The 43-year-old mother of three has a strong background in running, and has been training for the last nine months with her coach Kristen Lamb, who is also from

    July 22, 2014

  • Monday's area roundup: Lobsters stumble on road against Washington A difficult season hit another speed bump for the Boston Lobsters last night, as an injury to one of their players forced the team to default the women's doubles match in a 25-9 road loss to Washington. The Lobsters, now 1-12, saw Megan Moulton-Levy

    July 22, 2014

  • Local sports schedule TODAY'S SPORTS SUMMER BASEBALL Futures Collegiate Baseball League - North Shore Navigators at Worcester Sharks (7:05) North Shore Baseball League - North Shore at Lynn (6); Newburyport at North Shore Storm (7:30). TENNIS Mylan World Team Tennis - Bos

    July 22, 2014