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Matthew Stafford: Things will be ‘obviously different’ without Calvin Johnson

Calvin Johnson shocked the NFL world in March when he officially announced his retirement at the age of 30. Matthew Stafford, Johnson’s longtime Detroit Lions teammate, understands that things — both on and off the field — will be a lot different without Megatron in the fold. Stafford pointed out that there were already plenty of changes in store for the Lions offense under...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford 'wasn't shocked' by Calvin Johnson's retirement

Matthew Stafford had a big advantage in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL; Calvin Johnson was on his team. But with the 2016 season just a couple months away, the 2009 No. 1 overall pick now has to prepare to not have that advantage. Stafford spoke about Johnson’s retirement during a coaching clinic at the University of Georgia on Friday. “Not to say that I expected...
Via This Given Sunday
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Photos: Matthew Stafford’s Back At Georgia, Has Advice For Bulldogs’ 5-Star Jacob Eason

One of the greatest players in the history of Georgia’s football program is back in Athens, Ga.  Matthew Stafford, the Bulldogs’ former quarterback taken No. 1 overall in the 2009 NFL Draft, has returned to his alma mater.  The 28-year-old quarterback is back for Georgia’s coaching clinic.  Matthew Stafford is at UGA for the coaches’ clinic today.
Via College Spun
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Why Detroit Lions fans should appreciate Matthew Stafford

In the 2009 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions held the first overall pick after becoming the first team in NFL history to go 0-16 in a season. During that season, Dan Orlovsky, Daunte Culpepper, and Jon Kitna all started at quarterback, showing insecurity at the position. So, with that first pick, the Lions drafted a young gunslinger from Georgia by the name of Matthew Stafford. Stafford...
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford’s wife under fire for selling her Lions tickets

After several social media run-ins with disgruntled fans — as well as the media — during a disappointing season for the Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford’s wife has once again run afoul of the team’s passionate fan base by offering up tickets to the team’s game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night via StubHub. Kelly Stafford took to Instagram ahead of the Lions’...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Lions not get Matthew Stafford's history-making ball?

Matthew Stafford has been one of the most prolific passers in the history of the NFL during his early career. It may not seem possible, but Stafford’s numbers don’t lie and this past weekend he became the fastest player to the 25,000-yard mark. Naturally, the ball that was thrown for the history-making mark would be of value to the quarterback and the Detroit Lions organization...
Via The Comeback
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Detroit Lions are a shocking disappointment

In 2008, the Detroit Lions made history in a way that can only be described as the complete opposite of winning the Super Bowl. They went 0-16 on their way to becoming the worst team in NFL history and one of the worst teams of all time, period. As a result, then-owner William Clay Ford Sr. cleaned house. Head coach Rod Marinelli along with most of his staff were fired, offensive...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Stafford’s future with Lions ‘very much in doubt’

The Detroit Lions have begun cleaning house. In the past week or so, the team has fired offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, general manager Martin Mayhew and team president Tom Lewand. Could the starting quarterback be on his way out of Motown, too? Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Matthew Stafford’s future with the Lions...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford benched for poor play against Cardinals

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell benched quarterback Matthew Stafford midway through the third quarter on Sunday. The Lions were losing by a score of 35-7 in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals at the time. Stafford was having trouble all game long connecting with his receivers downfield and had made some bad mistakes. When he left the game, the veteran had completed 20-of...
Via Sportsnaut
October 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford's wife blasts ‘incompetent’ NFL refs

The Detroit Lions fell victim to one of the most controversial — and clearly incorrect — calls of the season Monday night, and the starting quarterback’s wife is fired up about it. On Wednesday, Matthew Stafford’s wife Kelly shared a screenshot on Instagram of a text message exchange she had with her husband. Stafford informed Kelly that the league might be fining him for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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