Dan Campbell: Jared Goff has been making some “wow” throws

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The Lions have a new starting quarterback for the first time in over a decade in Jared Goff.

Head coach Dan Campbell has been impressed with him so far.

During his Wednesday press conference, Campbell praised Goff for the way he’s made consistent great throws throughout the offseason program.

“He made about five throws [yesterday] that were just, wow,” Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Goff fell out of favor with the Rams after two turnover-prone seasons. His contract makes it more likely that he’ll be with the Lions beyond 2021. But if Goff can play as he did in 2017 and 2018, then the Lions may have more than just a short-term solution at quarterback.

15 responses to “Dan Campbell: Jared Goff has been making some “wow” throws

  1. Will the Lions have Sean McVay on the sidelines telling him what to do every play until they cut the helmet mic off?

  2. He’s complimentary now, but I see Dan Campbell as a wannabe tough guy. and at some point Goff is going to struggle and the coach will see him as too soft and pretty and turn on him. However this is going to take a long time and it’ll be a couple years before anything is resolved. But this just seems like a chemistry mismatch that will not end well.

  3. Goff does make some really pretty throws.
    Needs the right team and offensive concepts.
    The Lions could very well make a big turnaround

  4. “He made about five throws [yesterday] that were just, wow.”

    The other 25 attempts were pure garbage.

  5. He will start for sure if he bites kneecaps…even if most throws are subpar

  6. I’m cheering for Goff this year. I think the change of scenery will help improve his self-confidence. He’ll get some swagger again. It will help if Detroit is creating an offensive scheme around what he does well, rather than trying to make him do things that don’t fit who he is.

  7. iamnotasubscriber says:
    June 3, 2021 at 1:44 pm
    I’m cheering for Goff this year. I think the change of scenery will help improve his self-confidence. He’ll get some swagger again. It will help if Detroit is creating an offensive scheme around what he does well, rather than trying to make him do things that don’t fit who he is.
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    What scheme will Detroit use to fit who he is? From what I have seen, Goff throws a beautiful ball and makes some wow throws. His arm is not the problem. He seems to struggle with reads and had much more success with McVay in his ear. When he has to think, read and react on his own, he struggles. How will the Lions scheme around that? A simpler offense with fewer reads required and ensuring his first read is wide open? A lot of picks set by other receivers to free someone up?

  8. A lot of people here obviously believe everything Troy Aikman says. I’ve watched every one of Goff’s throws in the NFL, and he DOES throw a great ball. Extremely accurate. Just needs to be in the right place.

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