Jared Goff thinks Lions offense can do even more moving forward
The Detroit Lions offense has been pretty good so far, but Jared Goff sees the room for improvement.
After the 38-35 Week 1 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff thought they could have scored 50 points and he probably wasn’t reaching too far based on the offense’s second quarter lull in that game.
The Lions faced a more vulnerable defense in the Washington Commanders on Sunday. They scored 34 offensive points and put up 425 yards in a 36-27 victory. But there were some misfires to open receivers from Goff and a few drops again, which left yardage and points on the board once again.
Goff went 20-for-34 for 256 yards and four touchdowns against Washington, with a 121.7 passer rating.
After the game Sunday, per Lions Wire, Goff was asked how good this Lions’ offense can be.
"As good as anybody,” Goff responded matter-of-factly. “It’s – like you said, we scored 35 last week, scored 36 this week, and you still feel like, ‘Ah, but that – but that one.’ And I can’t think of a few ones off the top of my head, but that one would have really blown the game wide open, and that’s our next step, right?”"
Jared Goff is right about the Lions offense
Goff elaborated on what the “next step” for the Lions’ offense would look like in his mind.
"That’s our next step of going – becoming that maybe more mature, understanding-the-moment team, being able to take those – take advantage of those opportunities and it starts with me. I’ve got to hit some of those throws and really get on the same page with those guys … There’s so much more out there for us,”"
As he was after Week 1 when he felt the Lions offense fell short, Goff remained accountable for what happened (or didn’t happen) against the Commanders on Sunday. With such little playing time together in the preseason, he is still building a connection with free agent addition DJ Chark two games in. It will come, as the interior offensive line hopefully gets healthier and rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams gets closer to his debut.
The Lions’ offense has room to be more precise and tighten some things up. That starts with Goff, he knows it and all things considered it’s a scary thought for opposing defenses moving forward.
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