If your teams goes for it on fourth down, one thing you absolutely can not do is what Jared Goff did against the Cincinnati Bengals today.
Trailing 7-0 in the second quarter, the Detroit Lions went for it on 4th-and-4 from the Cincinnati 38-yard line. Goff took the snap from an empty set in shotgun and couldn’t find anyone open as the pass rush closed in.
As Goff rolled left toward the sideline and was about to run out of room, he simply threw the ball away. A smart-enough decision…if it wasn’t fourth down.
It might not be your fault no one is open but at least throw it near one of your guys and hope for something to happen.
Jared Goff…threw it away…on fourth down pic.twitter.com/tvXEX307QW
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) October 17, 2021
It’s easy to joke on the Lions, and they are 0-5, but in all honesty, this team battles hard every week. Detroit could easily have a win or two by now if it weren’t for heartbreaking last-second losses to the Ravens and Vikings.
With all that being said though, this lowlight is going to stick around a while, unfortunately for Goff and his team.