Eddie Goldman Sure Looks Like Someone Who Plans to Play in 2021

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Eddie Goldman Sure Looks Like Someone Who Plans to Play in 2021

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Beyond expressing his desire to run efficiently in 2021, Matt Nagy opened up on a variety of topics during a visit with the Under Center Podcast.

But perhaps the most important nugget was Nagy declaring he has no worries about Eddie Goldman’s status for 2021.

“I really don’t have concerns of him not showing up to camp, I really believe he’ll be there,” Nagy said. “If he’s not, we got to continue to move forward, and we’ll have a plan in place to make sure we help get him here.”

Essentially, Nagy’s stance is that he believes Goldman will be there in the flesh. And if he isn’t, they’ll work through it. Thankfully, they added Mike Pennel as an insurance policy at nose tackle. Even if Goldman returns without issue, it’ll be nice having a backup with experience. Essentially, Pennel plays the John Jenkins role from last year. It’s not glorious work, but someone’s gotta do it.

For the record, this isn’t the first time Nagy has expressed no concerns about Goldman coming to camp. But that he hasn’t wavered on his position since June should be seen as a good thing. Then again, I suppose Nagy could just be stubborn about the reality that a player who didn’t show up for mandatory minicamp is still up in the air. Again, it wouldn’t be the first time Nagy was stubborn about something.

But perhaps Nagy is right to feel how he does:

As far as I’m concerned, the more Goldman workout videos emerge, then the more I feel like Nagy will be correct in being unbothered.

This is the second time in as many weeks that video of Goldman working out in nearby Vernon Hills. And in each case, Goldman’s workout doesn’t look casual. Moreover, I’ll take it a step forward and say his workouts don’t look like they’re being done by someone who doesn’t want to play football this year. We’ll find out more about Goldman starting July 27 when training camp begins. However, things appear to be trending in the right direction when it comes to Goldman’s return. Hooray!

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Author: Luis Medina

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