Detroit Lions: Stafford and Tate shine in Pro Bowl

It seemed that all the Detroit Lions players took advantage of playing in this year’s Pro Bowl as Matthew Stafford, Golden Tate, and Glover Quinn all had good games. Stafford won the offensive MVP of the game and Golden and Glover had their moments in the game. Now, even though this game was equivalent to a casual pickup game, it still has Lions fans looking forward to next year...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford donates $1M to help renovate Detroit's Lipke Recreation Center

A couple days after being named the Pro Bowl's offensive MVP, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford announced that he's become part of a revitalization project to help Detroit youngsters. Stafford is donating $1 million through his Score 7 Charitable Fund to help renovate the shutdown Lipke Recreation Center on the city's east side and turn it into a fledgling academic/athletic...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford to donate $1 million for football facility at Lipke Rec Center

@Lions On Tuesday, the Lions and Matthew Stafford announced that the franchise quarterback is donating $1 million to build a football facility in the Lipke Recreation Center in Detroit.  The center has been closed, but Stafford was on hand for the announcement in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom. The plan will cost a total...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Quarterbacks are no longer worth an early-draft gamble

For anyone (and we’re looking at you, Chip Kelly) considering a bold move to climb the draft board April 30 in order to land this year’s near-consensus top quarterback, Marcus Mariota, please consider that the odds of Mariota becoming a franchise quarterback are probably no better than 50/50. I elaborated on this in a recent article at Bleacher Report, but I want to expand beyond...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dolphins corner Brent Grimes pulls off an epic interception at the Pro Bowl

J.J. Watt may have stolen most of the headlines, but the Miami Dolphins made their presence felt during last night’s Pro Bowl game as well. Check out this epic interception that cornerback Brent Grimes pulled off against the combination of Matt Stafford and T.Y. Hilton: Nice. During the regular season Grimes had five interceptions as well. You may also be interested in: WATCH...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three and out: Stafford shines in Pro Bowl

FIRST DOWN The general reaction around here to Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford being added to the Pro Bowl roster was that he didn't deserve the invite. His statistics certainly weren't all that impressive. He finished ninth in passing yardage (4,257), 14th in touchdown passes (22) and 20th in passer rating (85.7) among quarterbacks with at least 300 attempts. Stafford...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Detroit Lions: 2014 Final Report Card

OffenseThe Lions were well-known for having one of the most productive offenses, at least in terms of yardage, but they took a step back. The Lions ranked just 12th in passing while Matthew Stafford recorded his lowest yardage total (4,257) since 2010. He also threw just 22 touchdowns, as opposed to 29 in 2013 and 41 in 2011. On the bright side, he threw just 12 picks after throwing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions: Top 3 Free Agents To Target This Offseason

  The Detroit Lions have the look of a team ready to contend after having made the 2014 playoffs. They are at a major crossroads though with a number of starters set to test the open market. The Lions have to make some tough decisions. With Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley both unrestricted free agents it’s doubtful they will keep both. This is the most crucial decision to be made...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders add two quality position coaches

The Oakland Raiders still do not have a defensive coordinator at the time that I am writing this post. But despite that fact, they are still adding position coaches to the staff. On Thursday, they added quarterbacks coach Todd Downing and defensive position coach Sal Sunseri. The two are rather opposite in their experience with Downing being a young offensive mind with a bright future...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

WHAT HAPPENED IN 2014: Matthew Stafford

In the 2011 season Matthew Stafford entered the group of fantasy elite QBs when he tallied 5,038 passing yards, 41 TDs and 16 INTs.  It was only his 3rd year in the league and he joined the top tier of fantasy QBs that included Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.  Fantasy experts saw a young QB with a rocket of an arm, an offense who passes more than anybody...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Offseason Musts

The Detroit Lions had an impressive, enjoyable 11-5 2014 season, upgrading from their abysmal 7-9 2013 season. The Lions had a top-three defense, boasted a lot of young talent, and clinched their first playoff berth since 2011.Not so fast; Detroit can't tip their caps just yet -- we all know what happened when they did after their magical 2011 season: collapsed two seasons back-to...
Via Pro Football Spot
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit's Stafford, Tate added to Pro Bowl

DETROIT (AP) Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Golden Tate have been added to the Pro Bowl. Stafford replaces Peyton Manning of Denver, while Tate replaces Jeremy Maclin of Philadelphia. Stafford finished the regular season with 4,257 yards passing, helping Detroit to its second postseason berth in four years. Tate made a huge impact in his first season with the...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford, fiancee go 'Between the Hedges' for engagement photos

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and his fiancee went "Between the Hedges" -- back to where they first met in college -- for their engagement photos. A photo gallery was shot at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga., home of the Georgia Bulldogs. It's the All-American story. Stafford was the school's handsome football star, and Kelly B. Hall the attractive blonde cheerleader....
Via Fox Sports Detroit
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Check out this unbelievably cute Detroit Lions fan we found on Twitter

#Lions @ErikaAnnHammond — Sexy NFL Fans (@SexyNFLFan) January 4, 2015 You may also be interested in: Female Friday: Check out this unbelievably cute Detroit Lions fan we found on Twitter Was the fix in for the Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys wild card game? WATCH: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was mic’d up & steamed after flag picked up
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mic’d up Matthew Stafford suggests Cowboys got home cooking on pass interference call (VIDEO)

As if you haven’t heard how the referees in the Lions-Cowboys Wildcard game picked up a flag after announcing a pass interference call.  But have you heard the audio from Matthew Stafford? Staff called the picking up of the flag “unbelievable” about 15 times, then suggested the Cowboys got some “home cooking” after referees decided to reverse the penalty call.  Listen...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford Was Mic’d Up For Controversial Lions-Cowboys Game

Every time Matthew Stafford is mic’d up, something wild seems to happen. I’m starting to think that Inside The NFL should have him mic’d up for every Detroit Lions game. His reaction is pretty predictable and understandable, but it’s great to hear what he had to say to the refs and their lack of an excuse […] The post Matthew Stafford Was Mic’d Up For Controversial Lions...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford mic’d up went nuts on pass interference call (Video)

Matthew Stafford was mic’d up by NFL Films for Sunday’s NFC wild-card playoff game between the Lions and Cowboys, which means we got to hear his reaction to the referees picking up the pass interference penalty called in the fourth quarter. As you could imagine, Stafford was plenty ticked. “Inside the NFL” aired the video...Read More
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford to Pete Morelli on picked-up flag: ‘That’s unbelievable, and you know it’ (VIDEO)

Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford was every bit as irate as Lions fans were after a penalty flag for defensive pass interference was picked up in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s wild-card matchup against the Dallas Cowboys. Stafford was mic’d up for Showtime’s Inside the NFL, and we now have a firsthand look at his reaction to the bizarre sequence of events. The Lions...
Via The Sports Daily
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Stafford to ref on PI: That’s unbelievable, you know it

Matthew Stafford might have been semi-composed when he addressed the media following the Detroit Lions‘24-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. But he was wholly agitatedimmediately following the picked up pass interference flag with just over eight minutes remaining. READ FULL HERE – via  
Via Down and Distance
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Stafford Mic’d on PI Call: Hey That’s Unbelievable

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford had little time to compose himself before he addressed the media after Detroit’s 24-10 loss against Dallas on Sunday. However, Stafford was clearly aggravated on the sidelines right after the pass interference flag incident when he talked to referee Pete Morelli (via Hey, Pete, that’s unbelievable. That’s unbelievable and...
Via Sportsnaut
24 days ago  |  Discuss

'Hooome cookin': Lions QB Stafford mic'd on controversial call vs. Cowboys

Count Matthew Stafford among those in disbelief over the officials’ reversed pass interference call Sunday during the Detroit Lions’ 24-20 NFC wild-card loss in Dallas. The Lions quarterback was mic’d up during the game, and his heated take on the play aired Tuesday night on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.” Stafford was just as confused and as angry as every Lions fan watching...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matthew Stafford mic’d up during reversed PI call

After last weekend’s clown show in Dallas, fans had the luxury of having Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford mic’d up during the whole reversed PI call in the fourth quarter which eventually helped lead to Detroit’s demise. But by judging from the quotes that were released yesterday of the audio that aired at 9PM ET on Showtime during Inside the NFL you’d think Stafford was...
Via The Majors Detroit
24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was mic’d up & steamed after flag picked up

By now, you know about how badly the Detroit Lions were jobbed in their 24-20 playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys last weekend. This look at Lions QB Matthew Stafford after the controversial play, who was mic’d up, is fascinating. What a brutal way for the season to end. You may also be interested in: WATCH: Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford was mic’d up & steamed after...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Stafford’s Mic’d Up Reaction To Overturned Pass Interference Was Pretty Surprising

As it turns out, a few players were mic’d up for this past weekend’s Wild Card matchup between the Lions and Cowboys, which featured a crucial overturned pass interference call in the fourth quarter. It was an extremely controversial decision that many Lions players and fans were absolutely infuriated over, but it appears that quarterback Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthew Stafford React To Dallas Cowboys Penalty Flag

Courtesy of last night’s episode of Showtime’s Inside the NFL, we now have mic’d up footage and audio of Lions QB Matthew Stafford’s reaction to the extremely late pick-up of the penalty flag. It’s pretty much exactly what you would expect from him. Disbelief, frat-boy sarcasm, and utter frustration. H/T: Deadspin
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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