With the knowledge of Brain Type it is amazing what you can know about a person before you’ve even met them, or even if you never meet them.  To say it gives one an “edge” would be quite the understatement.  It gives an unparalleled advantage, where time and again you will find yourself amazed that you already knew something before it was ever released to the public.

And so when an article was published recently saying that Los Angels Rams quarterback Jared Goff was “really funny”, and even “outright silly,” Brain Type enthusiasts were responding, “Yeah, we know.”  In fact, #2 BEARs are typically some of the most laid-back, live-and-let-live people on the planet.  We’ve even noticed that they tend to live longer, and in sports they have been known to retire later than most (think of Robert Parish of the NBA, or Gordie Howe of the NHL who played till he was 51 years old!).

Getting back to Jared, he loves poking fun at people, yeah not in a way that is overly offensive or even perhaps noticeable.   “If he can find something that kind of can get you, he’ll sit there as innocently as possible and just little pokes here and there, just to see how much of a rise he can get out of you,” says Rams receiver Cooper Kupp (#13 FCIR).  As another observer put it, “If you’re not paying attention, or simply aren’t around Goff frequently, his jokes might go undetected.”  

Did you hear how Goff responded when he heard actress Halle Berry tweeted about one of his audibles (which is called “Halle Berry”)?  “Wait, hold on, are you serious?” Goff said. “She heard it!”  ESPN reported that “Goff became a giddy kid.”  That’s because Jared Goff is just a giddy kid, and now that kid is headed to the Super Bowl to take on fellow Animate quarterback Tom Brady (#9 FCAR).  Yes folks, get ready for the ultimate battle of the nice guys!

Here’s an addendum for those who desire greater insight into how the #2 QB’s brains will differ come Sunday. The zone region of the brain (where optimal performance occurs) is Q1, Right anterior.  Brady is strongest here; via innate DNA, he lives in this region most of the time.  Yet, Q1 can also be a double–edged sword, especially for Brady’s dominant Conceptual neurons.  Whereas the Empirical #1 and #5 Brain Types engage the zone most easily, the abstract #9 and #13 Types have more difficulty getting into the ‘visual’ circuits.  After all, they live primarily in imagination, focusing on what ‘could be’, not ‘what is’.

If Brady begins the game calm and collected, he’ll access the visual circuits adequately.  But if the Rams excel at the pass rush, Brady will not only get happy feet, his vision will begin to suffer. He’ll then tend to throw where the receivers ‘should be’ rather than where they ‘will be’.  Since Tom has been instructed by Coach Belichick for decades exactly where to throw, and to move quickly through his passing progressions, Brady can almost close his eyes and throw to all the spots that are in the Patriots’ massive playbook.  But if the Rams knock the Pats receivers off their intended routes, a BIG IF, Brady will have a longer day ahead of him.  Though possible, the odds of this are not high. For one, the Pats’ have not allowed one sack this whole post season!  No NFL team provides greater pass protection. Despite this, the Rams have the best interior D-line in the NFL—Arnold and Suh.  Who’s gonna win this battle?

And let’s not forget Jared Goff. Jared lives in Q2, Right posterior.  What’s more, he lives primarily in the brain’s emotional center (thanks to his inborn DNA), the Right amygdalae.  Though an Empirical, he must transition to the front of the brain (Q1) to heighten his visual circuits.  This is not real easy (under game pressure), but if he can get some easy throws at game’s beginning, and get cerebrally comfortable, he can end up having good vision and good throws.  Yet let’s not forget that any QB can be relaxed and maxing the brain’s visual circuits 1 quarter of the game and in the next quarter, or half, the wheels can still come off.  It’s all a matter of staying calm and ‘seeing’ the field.  If the pass rush gets heavy, however, quarterbacks begin to panic (after all, they want to stay healthy!), and their vision subordinates to sound, hearing the ongoing rushers’ grunts and clomping feet.

Both quarterbacks are capable of having a very good game. Nonetheless, since both have strong emotional circuits, this is their greatest potential liability.  It should interesting to watch all this play out.

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