Found March 24, 2013 on Football Extra Points:
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Last season the Lions let down their fans by missing the playoffs.  The expectations were high but they had a difficult schedule and I saw 10 wins as the ceiling.   Calvin Johnson is a beast and set the all time single season record for receiving but, those stats don't win games.  I watched every snap of every Lions game and their offense is inconsistent.  What I saw was a team that could not run the ball and had only one healthy receiver in CJ.  Most of the time the Lions fell behind early and spent the second half targeting CJ the entire game.  Let's be honest,  most of the yards were in garbage time. Now that Free Agency is slowing down, let's take a look at what the Lions offense and grade each unit. QB - Grade A+ Stafford is the superstar QB, he has the potential to be a Top 5 QB for years to come in the NFL.  Shaun Hill is a solid proven starter that likes his role in Detroit.  Kellen Moore is a nice story but you don't want to see him on the field. RB ...
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  • Thank you, about Damn time someone with football savvy recognizes Stafford for his talent. Add Bush to this offense and folks will see Detroit win 12 games 2013. There is not a stronger more accurate arm in the Nfl than STAFFORDS. End of story.
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