Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff says he's focused on limiting his ‘bad decisions'
Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff, despite playing at a high level, faced a sudden uptick in interceptions over the past three weeks. His remarkable streak of 383 passes without an interception came to an end during an overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In fact, Goff has now thrown interceptions in each of the last three games.
What did Jared Goff say about his interceptions?
While the Lions' offense has been effective and has propelled the team to the top of their division, Jared Goff acknowledges the need to limit interceptions, particularly those resulting from “bad decisions.”
Goff reflected on his recent interceptions.
“Two of them were bad throws, one was a bad decision. Try to limit the decision ones. Those are the ones that really sting. But yeah, just got to take care of the ball better and really limit that is something I’m focused on.”
The Team Has His Back
Last week's game against the Green Bay Packers saw Goff start with an interception but finish the game without any more turnovers, contributing to another victory for the Lions. Detroit's defense played a crucial role by holding the Packers to just a field goal, despite challenging starting field position.
This resiliency in the face of adversity has bolstered Goff's confidence in the team's overall performance. He views it as a sign of a strong team, capable of responding effectively to setbacks, but also acknowledges the need to reduce the necessity for such comebacks.
“Yeah, means a lot,” Goff said. “It’s a sign of a good team. I make mistakes that are… and the defense gets a stop, and then we get the ball back and score. I said it kind of after the game, It’s good we’re responding well. I’d like to stop having to respond well, but yeah, it’s a good sign.”
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- Jared Goff aims to reduce interceptions, especially “bad decision” throws.
- Despite recent interceptions, Goff remains confident in the Lions' success.
- He values the team's ability to respond but hopes to limit the need for comebacks.
Bottom Line: A Quarterback's Journey
Though Goff has tossed an interception in each of his last three games, Lions head coach Dan Campbell has made it clear that he does not want his quarterback to start panicking when he makes a bad throw. And up to this point in the season, Goff has not panicked at all.