ALLEN PARK, Mich. A year ago at this time, besides wondering if there would even be a 2011 season because of a work stoppage, the biggest question facing the Detroit Lions was whether Matthew Stafford was durable enough to be a NFL quarterback.
Now the question is whether Stafford can lead the Lions somewhere theyve never been - to their first Super Bowl.
Stafford and his teammates flew in from all over the country to begin their offseason training program Monday at the Lions practice facility.
Stafford played in only 13 games his first two years in the league because of injuries, but he went the distance last season, starting every game while leading the Lions to their first playoff appearance in 12 years.
How does it feel not to have to answer questions about injury rehabs and durability?
Its great except for you just asked me, Stafford said, laughing at the questions irony. Im just happy to be feeling good, ready to hit the ground running. Its nice not to hav...