Detroit Free Press freep.com 26 Nov, 2021 05:30 am

Rash of holding penalties 'not fair'

Rash of holding penalties 'not fair'
Detroit Lions QB Jared Goff on the holding calls against the Bears on Thanksgiving: \

Tommy Kraemer, making his first career start at right guard in place of Halapoulivaati Vaitai, and Taylor Decker drew holding penalties on the next two plays, and the Lions punted on fourth-and-25, never to see the ball again.” The Bears (4-7) were flagged twice for offensive holding, and drew a third holding penalty on special teams.” Decker and Kraemer drew two holding penalties apiece, while Brown and Penei Sewell each had one."The false starts are absolutely on us," Goff said.

Goff said the Lions put themselves in bad positions with false starts, but said "the frequency of (the holding calls) I think is not fair." Goff said he felt "discomfort at times" in his side, "but nothing significant.

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