Bears’ safety, Major Wright called out Matt Stafford
Per a report from Josh Katzenstein of DetroitNews.com, Chicago Bears safety Major Wright believes their defense have the key to neutralizing Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.
“You put a little pressure on him, you close the pocket on him, and he hesitates. He doesn’t make that perfect throw.”
Per Katzenstein, the Lions are 1-7 this year when Stafford takes multiple sacks in a game and are 3-4 in games in which he takes one sack or none.
While Wright may be correct in his comments, it is curious why he would choose to make them before a game that is critical to the Bears post season aspirations. The Lions are playing for pride (and draft position) in the last game of what has been a miserable season for them, and it makes little sense to offer up “bulletin board” material to them.
Wright expanded on his comments:
“You’ve got Matthew Stafford, he’s definitely having an OK season. He can make any throw on that field, so you have to be aware of putting pressure on him because you put a little pressure on him he kind of folds.”
The Bears will look to continue to apply pressure to Stafford. For the season, the Bears are 7th in the league in sacks (40) and have a league-best 40 takeaways. In their first meeting, a 13-7 Bears victory, Stafford was sacked three times and tossed an interception. With a victory, the Bears would secure the final playoff spot in the NFC.
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