The team gave the Pro Bowl quarterback several opportunities to improve but to no avail.
He did not respond positively after Campbell subtly called him out during a post-game press conference.
— LionsFanReport (@lionsfanreport) October 28, 2021
It seems like he regressed ever since the Los Angeles Rams lost Super Bowl LIII to the New England Patriots.
He’s not the same explosive quarterback anymore who would throw for a ton of yards.
Sadly, he’s not mentally prepared to play due to his questionable in-game decisions.
If the Lions want to save face this season, Goff must stay at the bench for these reasons.
3. Goff Already Gave Up On This Season
He must feel the pressure of being unwanted, and it shows through his performances.
Remember, he’s playing for the Lions because he had no choice.
The Rams traded him to Detroit for Matthew Stafford, two first-round picks, and a third-round selection.
His body language dictates that he’s playing to honor his contract.
Matthew Stafford now has as many passing touchdowns as Jared Goff had all of last year.
In 7 games and one quarter.
— Sosa Kremenjas (@QBsMVP) October 31, 2021
It looks like he could care less because he accepted that they didn’t have a chance the moment they stepped onto the field.
At 0-8, a respectable record is all the Lions can salvage because a playoff appearance is out of the question.
They can play spoiler to another team’s postseason hopes while gunning for their first win.
Whatever happened to the fighting Lions that lost three close games early in the season?
Goff is not acting as a leader anymore, and that may result in another winless campaign.
2. He’s Not Prepared Mentally
Goff has no idea what’s happening, especially on fourth down.
Against the Cincinnati Bengals, he threw the ball away on fourth-and-four.
He did it again versus the Eagles, but this time on fourth-and-11.
He claimed that the throw was a physical error because the ball slipped out of his hands, causing it to travel high.
Remember when Jared Goff threw the ball away on fourth down two weeks ago? It sure seems like it happened again today…
Goff after the game: “that was a misfire, man, I was not trying to throw the ball away, the ball came out high.” 🤔🧐🤨 pic.twitter.com/1HfYgm9ig7
— Zach Harig (@FOX17Zach) November 1, 2021
Goff won’t even take a shot and would instead take a turnover on downs.
Worst, he had an interception and a lost fumble in consecutive series during the Philadelphia game.
It’s like he’s only physically there, but his mind is elsewhere.
His situational awareness is gone, and he can’t hit wide receivers.
David Blough is worse than Jared Goff, but at some point, you gotta get Goff out of there. After Goff threw away the ball on fourth down and then threw a pick-six and then fumbled on consecutive series, perhaps it is that time
— kyle meinke (@kmeinke) October 31, 2021
As a consolation, the Lions have the worst receiving corps in the NFL, with tight end T.J. Hockenson being the only bright spot.
But great quarterbacks always find a way to make their plays work, regardless of who plays.
Unfortunately, Goff isn’t like that because he discovers new ways to lose.
1. Let David Blough Save The Season
It’s not that Blough is better than Goff.
The latter set the bar low that any positive outcome they get from Blough is an achievement.
Detroit is avoiding an 0-17 season, and Blough might be the one to bring them over the hump.
He went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft and spent time with the Browns practice squad before joining the Lions.
DAVID BLOUGH HAS ENTERED THE GAME!
I REPEAT, DAVID BLOUGH HAS ENTERED THE GAME!!
— Detroit Lions Memes (@LionsMemes) October 31, 2021
He started the last five games of the 2019 season and completed 54 percent of his passes for 984 yards, four touchdowns, and six interceptions.
They’re not ground-breaking numbers, but any player other than Goff is better at this time.