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Will the Lions put Jared Goff on the bench?  Dan Campbell calls QB in press conference, won’t make change yet

Dan Campbell went after Jared Goff.

The Lions fell to the Bengals 34-11 on Sunday in a complete rout by any measure of the word. Lions quarterback Jared Goff, however, bears the brunt of the blame with another below-par performance: Goff completed 28 of 42 passes for 202 yards and an interception in the losing effort.

Goff (and two first-round picks) was traded from the Rams to Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford and others, and the returns have been less than inspiring for the former No.1 overall pick so far this season .

So uninspiring, in fact, that it led to the Lions head coach becoming his starting quarterback thereafter.

Will the Lions put Jared Goff on the bench?

For now, it looks like Jared Goff will remain Detroit’s starting quarterback, as Dan Campbell said after the Week 6 game with the Bengals.

Campbell, although apparently disappointed with Goff, said there was no consideration to replace him with substitute David Blough. Blough has taken pictures for the Lions in six games in 2019 and 2020.

The Lions head coach, however, has let it be known that he expects more from his quarterback in the future:

“I don’t think we can judge him with precision one way or the other,” Campbell said after the game. “Now I’ll say this: I feel like he needs to step up more than he did. I think he needs to help us, like everyone else. I think he’s going to have to step up. a little weight on his shoulders here. “

The Lions remain the only team without a win in the NFL after the Jaguars clinched a W in London on Sunday morning.

In Goff’s defense, the team aren’t exactly lining up the who’s who of receiving targets this season: their two main receiving targets on Sunday were tight end TJ Hockenson and running back DeAndre Swift, with Kalif Raymond and Amon-Ra St. Brown both of the leading wide targets.

The Lions also don’t have a real QB plan outside of Goff: Blough and Tim Doyle (currently on IR) are the two QBs behind Goff on the depth board.

Many expect the team to make a change in the passer level over the coming seasons, but if the Lions continue to feel it with their current QB, expect them to flip the Goff switch. at some point in the near future.

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