Found July 22, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
The NFL has become a passing league. It is no wonder that quarterbacks are paid big money, given that they not only supply the ammunition but also take the blows; in some cases, you might as well put a target on them. The latest signal caller to earn some big money via a contract extension is Detroit Lions on-field general, Matt Stafford. His new payday is worth $41.5 million in guaranteed money and that puts him seventh in the list for current quarterback contracts. Is Stafford worth the money though? From a statistical standpoint, the answer has to be ‘yes’. The numbers he has put up are impressive. In his first four seasons (2009-12), Stafford has averaged almost 285 yards passing per game. In NFL history, only Kurt Warner (287.5) averaged more passing yards per game in his first four seasons. But you can see how he benefits from the type of offense that the Lions play. He has dropped back more often (67.5 percent) than any other player in the past two seasons. As a result, Staf...

Matthew Stafford’s footwork “mechanically lazy”

The Detroit Lions just gave quarterback Matthew Stafford a blockbuster contract extension worth $53 million. Two weeks later, the fifth year quarterback’s footwork is a major concern. Please click here to read/watch this story. The post Matthew Stafford’s footwork “mechanically lazy” appeared first on Players View.

Top 9 Fantasy Quarterback Monographs! Matthew Stafford

Top 9 Fantasy Quarterback Monographs! Monograph – A highly detailed and thoroughly documented study or paper written about a limited area of a subject or field of inquiry. 7. Matthew Stafford, DET (9) A slow start and a strange end-zone disconnect with WR Calvin Johnson showed in QB Matthew Stafford’s poor touchdown numbers last season. But it doesn’t mean you should be scared...

Lions will work out Steve Breaston, Chaz Schillens

We reported earlier that the Lions will work out free agent Laurent Robinson. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Lions will also work out wide receivers Steve Breaston and Chaz Schillens. Lions will workout veteran free agent WRs Laurent Robinson (who worked out for NYJ today), Steve Breaston and Chaz Schillens this week — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 23...

Jahvid Best may try to mount an NFL comeback

Despite the fact that running back Jahvid Best has officially retired from the NFL, he may not rule out a comeback down the road, according to the National Football Post. Other than to thank the Detroit Lions, and to note that he will “always be” a Lion, tailback Jahvid Best, released by Detroit this week after a concussion-ravaged three-year career, has remained quiet about...

Lions looking to bounce back after bad season

The Detroit Lions slipped back to their losing ways last season, dropping their final eight games to flop to 4-12, making their appearance in the 2011 playoffs look like a fluke. The approach this season is to make last season look like a fluke. ''We're excited to get back out there and kind of get the bad taste out of our mouth from last year,'' quarterback...

Lions take out full page ad on heels of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing

On the heels of the city of Detroit filing for bankruptcy last week, the Detroit Lions took out a full page ad in Sunday’s Detroit Free Press. Detroit Free Press

Lions seek receiving depth

Detroit Lions have made Matthew Stafford one of the most valuable quarterbacks in the NFL, they have the best receiver in Calvin Johnson and yet they seem oddly weak in depth at the rest of the receiving core. With Nate Burleson and Ryan Broyles coming off of season-ending injuries, and with Mike Thomas and Kris Durham offering talent but not explosiveness, the Lions are offering...

Lions training camp preview: Offense

LOOKING BACK The Lions could drive for show, but they couldn't putt for dough in 2012. They ranked No. 3 in total offense by racking up 408.8 yards per game, including No. 2 in passing (307.9). Impressive, right? Not necessarily. It didn't get them far enough much of the time. They ranked just 17th in scoring with a 23.3-point average. Too many of those yards were the result...

Lions training camp preview: Defense

LOOKING BACK The Lions ranked 27th out of 32 teams in points allowed, giving up an average of 27.3, but it wasn't all the defense's fault. Of the 49 touchdowns, 10 came when the defense wasn't on the field - four on interception returns, two on fumble returns, two on punt returns and two on kick returns. The Lions finished 13th in total defense, 14th in pass defense...

More on Sammie Lee Hill

To get a better idea of what the Titans are getting, I went back and watched a couple games of defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill, formerly of the Detroit Lions. With Hill, the first question was which games to watch. He started the season as the Lions' fourth defensive tackle, behind Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, and Nick Fairley. That's where he was when the Lions faced...
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