In his Monday press conference, Dan Campbell was asked directly why Jared Goff should continue as Detroit’s starting quarterback. Campbell, who took over play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn on Sunday, listed several factors for sticking with Goff — including the team’s poor pass protection.
“Well, I think right now, when you think about what we’ve changed after the bye and the fact that we wanted to tinker with a couple of things — and then there, again, I kind of took over the green dot, if you will, there’s a certain way we wanted to go,” Campbell said. “We wanted to take shots early. We took one shot and we didn’t get it. But there’s also pressure in his face when he’s trying to throw it, alright, so that thing comes up and then you end up in one of these games where the weather [affects things] and you realize you’re running it well, you’re going to continue to run it."
The team is said to like Boyle and he was recently activated after being on IR with a thumb injury. If Goff is replaced, it seems like Boyle would have the better chance to take over. Blough is also on the roster and has served as the backup most of the season. Goff also got banged up during the Steelers game but was able to continue so this is something to continue to watch. We reported last week via The Athletic, the team is prepared to stick with Goff for the rest of this year and maybe even into 2022.