In 2011, the Detroit Lions' stunning reversal of fortune was driven by many unique variables, perhaps the most important of which was an uptick in play and health at the quarterback position. Finally, Matthew Stafford stayed upright and played a full season. In the process, he showed fans how grand football life can be when a team finally finds "their guy" at the signal caller position.
What's to be expected here in 2012? We spread the field with our first, bi-weekly positional preview installment leading up to the regular season.
Who's the Guy? Obviously, it's Matthew Stafford, Detroit's do it all, make every throw, strong armed 5,000 yard passer. Coming off 2011's excellent statistical year, Stafford has his own lofty shoes to fill. Fortunately, he's also got Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, a seasoned Titus Young and a cast of excellent tight ends to toss the ball at. Other than worse troubles within the running game, not much...