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Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, helmet rankings, more

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, helmet rankings, more

Lions notes looks at Matthew Stafford, NFL helmet rankings and much more. ESPN's Ron Jaworski has Matthew Stafford 16th in his 2014 quarterback rankings. The Detroit Lions came in 18th in Cincy Jungle's NFL helmet rankings. Why wasn't their helmet design ranked higher? Cincy Jungle is not a fan of the Lions' use of the color black: "Go back to the blue facemask and the blue and white stripe. Get rid of the black." How are players paid during training camp? Dave Birkett has the answer: Don't forget, pay is different in training camp. Vets make $1,700 a week, rookies and first-year...
Detroit News Jul 22, 2014

Lions' Matthew Stafford drops three spots to No. 16 in Jaworski's QB rankings

Ron Jaworski on Matthew Stafford: 'On talent alone he should be in the top 10 of this ranking, but I have to put him down at No. 16 because he missed too many throws.'
Grand Rapids Press Jul 21, 2014
Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford drops 3 spots in Ron Jaworski's latest QB rankings

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford drops 3 spots in Ron Jaworski's latest QB rankings

Stafford falls to No. 16 in the latest ranking, getting leaped by Colin Kaepernick, Cam Newton and Nick Foles.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 21, 2014

Is 2014 a make-or-break year for Matthew Stafford?

Jerry Mallory takes a look at what the future could hold for Matthew Stafford if he has a down year in 2014.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 15, 2014

Matthew Stafford discusses Lions' offseason changes

It's been an offseason of change for Matthew Stafford with the Detroit Lions hiring Jim Caldwell and several other new coaches. When the Detroit Lions drafted quarterback Matthew Stafford in 2009, Jim Schwartz was in his first year as the team's head coach and Scott Linehan was in his first year as the team's offensive coordinator. Both Schwartz and Linehan remained in those jobs until they were let go following the conclusion of the 2013 season. For Stafford's first five seasons in the NFL, there was a lot of stability from a coaching standpoint, which is pretty amazing when you consider...
Field Gulls Jul 15, 2014

Russell Wilson is better, part II: The younger half of the NFC East

The 2012 class of quarterbacks could go down as the best we've seen in 30 years. Is Wilson clearly one of the top two from that draft? (Yeah!) Last week we began a series of comparing Russell Wilson to other young quarterbacks around the league, starting with an examination of Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan. Wilson beat them both in embarrassing fashion! Though the first in this series proved that comments can turn into a bit of a shitshow (Well, I never!) when daring to say that one player is better than another, I move forward like so many other brave journalists in American history....
KFFL Jul 14, 2014

Lions | Matthew Stafford working hard

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford ...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 13, 2014

What does Matthew Stafford need to do to become a 'Tier 1' QB?

ESPN ranked Matthew Stafford in the second tier of NFL quarterbacks, but what does he need to do to become a "Tier 1" QB? In ESPN's recent NFL quarterback rankings, the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford came in at No. 13 overall. This put him in the second tier of NFL quarterbacks with Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Ryan, Tony Romo, Russell Wilson, Eli Manning, Joe Flacco, Colin Kaepernick and Nick Foles. ESPN's first tier of quarterbacks includes five players: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Andrew Luck. Based on the rankings, Stafford may not seem all that...
Detroit News Jul 12, 2014

Is Matthew Stafford the answer for Lions? Pro Football Talk isn't convinced

Pro Football Talk is not convinced that Matthew Stafford is developing into a quarterback capable of carrying the Lions toward title contention.
Grand Rapids Press Jul 10, 2014
Ask Justin: Clock ticking on an Ndmukong Suh extension and Matthew Stafford's completion percentage

Ask Justin: Clock ticking on an Ndmukong Suh extension and Matthew Stafford's completion percentage

If Suh doesn't agree to an extension before the start of the regular season, odds of him remaining in Detroit beyond 2014 will sharply decline.
Detroit Free Press Jul 8, 2014

Lions' Stafford has 20-to-1 odds to win NFL MVP

Las Vegas really seems to like the Detroit Lions. Especially Matthew Stafford. Bovada has the Lions quarterback at 20-to-1 odds to win NFL MVP this coming season, behind just five other players in the entire league, all quarterbacks.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 8, 2014
2014 NFL MVP odds for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

2014 NFL MVP odds for Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson

The Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are both featured on a list of NFL MVP odds for the 2014 season. When the Detroit Lions made the playoffs in 2011, quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson both seemingly established themselves as future MVP candidates. They put up big numbers, and they were part of a team that finally ended its playoff drought. Although Stafford and Johnson continued to put up big numbers in 2012 and 2013, the Lions took a step in the wrong direction. They followed up their trip to the playoffs by going 4-12 and 7-9, and the...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 8, 2014

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, more

Lions notes looks at Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh and much more. This is a pretty interesting look at how some NFL quarterbacks were rated back in their high school days: 19 projected starting QBs in the NFL were rated by Rivals after their senior year of HS. Only 3 were 5-star recruits. pic.twitter.com/F0DzLO5clI — Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) July 3, 2014 Needless to say, Matthew Stafford has been viewed as a top talent at quarterback for quite some time now. The Oregonian's John Canzano put together a great piece on Ndamukong Suh. The official trailer for Hard Knocks, which...
Detroit News Jul 8, 2014

Lions QB Matthew Stafford among favorites to win NFL MVP

Stafford, who passed for 4,650 yards on 371-of-634 passing with 29 touchdowns and interceptions last season, is a 20-to-1 bet to win the MVP.
Pride Of Detroit Jul 3, 2014

A fair breakdown of Matthew Stafford vs. Colin Kaepernick

We attempt to break down the young careers of Matthew Stafford and Colin Kaepernick to determine who is actually the better quarterback. It's about that time of year again. The time of year when all of the other sports begin to slowly melt away and make room for football. But with preseason games still over a month away, there's not a lot to talk about. ENTER: Quarterback Rankings! On Wednesday, ESPN released quarterback rankings based on the opinions of 26 league insiders (strike another victory for anonymous sources!). Matthew Stafford ranked 13th among the second tier of quarterbacks,...

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