Found July 11, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Calvin Johnson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson has shattered records, obliterated opponents' coverage schemes, and established himself as the NFL's premier receiver. Scarily enough, his best may still be yet to come. Appearing on "NFL AM" on Thursday, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said that Johnson believes he could improve going forward. "I mean, he thinks he can, which is all that matters," Stafford said, via "That guy works harder than anybody I know, and he thinks he can get better, so I wouldn't put anything past him. He's a guy that can obviously run all the routes, inside, outside, make all the catches, and is a smart football player and a really good teammate." It's inconceivable to imagine Johnson getting better. He's coming off a 2012 campaign in which he broke Jerry Rice's single season receiving yards mark -- with broken fingers, no less -- and proved not even triple coverage can contain him. Johnson's improvement obv...

QB Matthew Stafford ‘understands’ Donovan McNabb’s point of view

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Mathew Stafford officially signs his new contract

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WAGs Wednesday: Matthew Stafford’s Girlfriend, Kelly Hall

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Can Matthew Stafford be successful in Detroit?

Yesterday, the Lions officially nailed down their franchise quarterback. When Stafford signed on the proverbial dotted line, he instantly became $27.5 million richer. Now the question has to be asked; is Stafford worth the money? In short, my answer to that question is no, but as with most issues, it's not an open and shut case. Let me explain my reasoning. The great...

Stafford responds to McNabb comments

Following the former Eagles QB's comments about why Matthew Stafford didn't deserve an extension, the Lions signal-caller finally addressed the criticism. 

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According to Detroit news outlets and USA Today, the Detroit Lions have agreed to a three-year contract extension for QB Matthew Stafford. The two sides have been embroiled in negotiations for the past several weeks and were hoping to get a deal reached prior to the start of training camp. The deal is worth a reported $73 million dollars with $43 million guaranteed. This deal now...

Detroit Lions sign Matthew Stafford to extension

The Detroit Lions and QB Matthew Stafford have come to terms on a three-year, $53 million contract extension.  Stafford was highly involved in the contract process, according to Lions president Tom Lewand. “Matthew really drove this process,” Lewand said. “He worked hard on the contract front and, for him, it really was more about the process, more about being here, more about...

Fairley featured in Jay Leno segment

See Nick Fairley make a sack, force a fumble and recover the ball. Now, can you teach yourpet to do that? Jay Leno found somebody whosedog played the role of Fairley perfectly while a father and son were throwing the football around in the yard. The clipof Fairley, a defensive tackle for the Detroit Lions,was taken from his college days at Auburn. As for the dog, well, he stole...

Breakdown of Mathew Stafford’s new contract

While many people chuckled to themselves after the Lions gave Mathew Stafford a contract extension.  Those same people don’t realize one of the reasons Detroit gave their starting quarterback a new contract was to lower his cap number going forward.   Stafford was set to account for over $20 million against the cap over the next few years. Below is a breakdown of Stafford’s...

NFL Notebook: Stafford agrees to extension

Lions QB Matthew Stafford signed a three-year extension with more than $41 million in guarantees. Plus, court records read Aaron Hernandez was “argumentative” during the Odin Lloyd murder investigation, a former Bengals cheerleader is suing a website for libel, and another first-round pick signs.

Donovan McNabb: Matthew Stafford has done nothing for the Detroit Lions

Donovan McNabb seems to become more opinionated by the day now that he has retired. The latest target of his criticism is Matthew Stafford, who signed a three-year extension with the Detroit Lions this week that will pay him $43 million in guaranteed money. To the surprise of no one, McNabb doesn’t think Stafford deserves [...]

Matt Stafford Understands Donovan McNabb being Critical of his Contract

After signing his new 3-year $53 million deal, opinions ranged far and wide on Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford’s ability and talent have never been in question, but his production and team results have left a lot to be desired. He threw just 20 Touchdowns last season and is 1-23 against teams with a winning record. So when Donovan McNabb let it be known that...

Matthew Stafford understands Donovan McNabb’s criticism

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Donovan McNabb rips into Matt Stafford, says he has ‘done nothing’ for the Lions

Since his retirement from the NFL, former QB Donovan McNabb has been pretty vocal about current NFL quarterbacks whether it’s how they play, contracts they’ve received or if they should get a second chance which were his thoughts on former Titans/Eagles QB Vince Young. So it would only be natural for McNabb to comment on the $41.5 million dollars in guaranteed money Matthew...

The Ghosts of Rookie Contracts Haunts the Lions

The Detroit Lions are awful. Don't tell yourself anything different. Between being the only modern team to go 0-16, to drafting 37 wide receivers in one year's draft, to refusing to address their multi-decade long needs at offensive line and defensive backfield, the Lions simple are not good. Because of being so awful, they have had plenty of opportunity TO be good, however...
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