4:17 PM EDT, Thu July 28, 2016
Pride Of Detroit Jul 25, 2016

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford MVP odds ranked 18th among quarterbacks

Vegas betting lines don't seem to like Matthew Stafford's chances of dominating the league this year. Bovada.lv released their odds for the 2016 NFL MVP and Matthew Stafford is ranked curiously low compared to other quarterbacks in the league. Stafford is listed at 100:1 odds to win the award, while Andrew Luck (12:1), Derek Carr (50:1), Blake Bortles (66:1), Brock Osweiler (66:1) and Matt Ryan (66:1) are all significantly favored. The odds rank Stafford as the 18th-most likely quarterback to win MVP (along with Teddy Bridgewater, Jameis Winston, Joe Flacco, Marcus Mariota, Alex...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 25, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Has Taylor Decker already won the left tackle job?

Can Riley Reiff hold off Taylor Decker for the left tackle job or is it already too late? After the Detroit Lions selected Taylor Decker in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, it was unclear what their plans were for the Ohio State graduate. The Lions have had perpetual hole at right tackle for the past few years and Decker was slotted by some analysts as a best fit on the right side. On the other hand, if Decker could step in as the left tackle, the Lions could potentially upgrade two positions by sliding Riley Reiff to right tackle. When the Lions opened minicamp and OTAs, they...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 22, 2016

Who is the Lions’ most underrated player?

Which talent on the Lions roster is getting underappreciated by most? Thursday, we discussed who was the Detroit Lions most overrated player on the roster. CBS Sports’ analyst Pete Prisco said Riley Reiff, but Pride Of Detroit voters ended up picking Eric Ebron with 41 percent of the vote. Later on Thursday, Prisco offered his 32 most underrated players for each team. Here’s what he said about the Lions: Matthew Stafford QB / Detroit Lions You would think he had a bad season in 2015 the way it's portrayed, but it was far from it. He tied for seventh in the league with 32 touchdown...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 21, 2016

Lions notes: Reasons to drink the Lions Kool Aid

The offseason has been filled with pessimism, mostly fueled by national media. Let's take a moment to look on the brighter side. Scout.com's Detroit Lions site, Lions Report, listed the three reasons why fans should be drinking the Kool Aid this year.  Say what you will about Colin Cowherd, but his sorting of NFL quarterbacks is pretty interesting. Matthew Stafford falls under the "Close but never stars" category: Colin Cowherd ranks the NFL QBs in five tiers. Where does #Chiefs QB Alex Smith stand? @TheHerdhttps://t.co/ijLCZkTcl8 — FOX Sports KC (@FSKansasCity) July 19,...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 20, 2016

2016 Detroit Lions training camp battles: Who will win the backup quarterback job?

Will the Lions go with youth or experience to back up Matthew Stafford? For the first time in seven years, the Detroit Lions drafted a quarterback in the NFL Draft. Former Wolverine Jake Rudock was selected with the Lions’ first of three sixth-round picks. The move was hardly a surprise as general manager Bob Quinn teased a quarterback selection several times leading up to the draft. However, before Rudock was selected, the Lions did their due diligence by re-signing Dan Orlovsky — the backup quarterback from 2015 — to a one-year deal. The Lions now face a conundrum: Which of these...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 20, 2016
Detroit Lions training camp preview: All eyes on Matthew Stafford

Detroit Lions training camp preview: All eyes on Matthew Stafford

MLive will examine each of the Detroit Lions' positions heading into the start of training camp July 28. Today we hit on the quarterbacks. Tomorrow: Safeties. Quarterbacks Locks: Matthew Stafford Competing: Dan Orlovsky, Jake Rudock Notable departures: None. Breakdown: Matthew...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 17, 2016

Lions notes: Matthew Stafford to carry burden of Calvin-less offense

The Detroit Lions quarterback knows he needs to step up now that Calvin Johnson has retired. Matthew Stafford spoke with NFL.com after attending a high school athlete of the year ceremony. With Calvin Johnson gone from the offense, Stafford admitted he and his teammates will have to really step up and perform this year.  Geoff Schwartz became a father on Saturday (again): My little girl is here! . My wife is amazing. She was marvelous. Olivia Emerson "Emmy". 6lbs13oz 20inch ... pic.twitter.com/zbi8SCnfRN — Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) July 16, 2016 isportsweb believes the...
Pride Of Detroit Jul 15, 2016

Notes: Watch Lions cheerleaders hold their first practice

The official Detroit Lions cheerleaders held their first ever practice on Thursday. The newly added Detroit Lions cheer team held their first practice as an entire squad on Thursday. Here's a look at their routine for the Lions fight song "Gridiron Heroes:" #ForwardDownTheField will have added this year with @DETLionsCheer pic.twitter.com/CPn9mgsUAr — Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 14, 2016 For more behind the scenes looks at the Lions cheerleader's first practice, check out the MLive and Detroit Free Press reports on it.  Pro Football Focus may have called Matthew Stafford's...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2016
Could Matthew Stafford really become the league's highest-paid player?

Could Matthew Stafford really become the league's highest-paid player?

ALLEN PARK -- Matthew Stafford is one of the most polarizing athletes in Detroit. Joel Corry found that out the hard way on Thursday. "You should see my Twitter mentions," he said. "It's crazy." Corry is a former NFL agent....
Pride Of Detroit Jun 30, 2016

Projecting Matthew Stafford’s next deal using Andrew Luck’s extension

If the Lions choose to extend Matthew Stafford next year, what does Andrew Luck’s deal tell us about the look of that contract? Earlier in the week, Pro Football Focus listed Matthew Stafford’s current contract as one of the five worst quarterback NFL contracts currently on the books. While it’s true that his $22.3 million remaining cap hit per year is likely more than he’s currently worth, that number doesn’t seem too ridiculous after the monster contract Andrew Luck signed on Wednesday. Adam Schefter has the details: Details on Andrew Luck deal:5-year extension (6-year...
Windy City Gridiron Jun 28, 2016

Ten Thoughts on the NFL

Check out my NFL Thoughts this week and be sure to drop a few thoughts of your own in the comment section. 1) When your offense loses one of the toughest match-ups in NFL history, your offense usually takes a hit. But Detroit Lions' quarterback Matt Stafford believes that they'll be better off without six time Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson. The 6'5", 235 pound Johnson retired following the 2015 season, but Stafford is taking the glass half full approach to Detroit's offseason. "Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kind of got theirs after that." Stafford...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 28, 2016

Where the Lions roster stands: Will Detroit keep three quarterbacks?

The depth chart is set for the Detroit Lions quarterbacks in 2016, but how many passers will they keep on the active roster? As we start to look ahead to training camp, we're going to take a position-by-position look at the Detroit Lions roster. First up is the quarterback position. (The final year of each player's contract is listed in parentheses.) Starters: Matthew Stafford (2017)Backups: Dan Orlovsky (2016)On the bubble: Jake Rudock (2019) The depth chart at quarterback for the 2016 is pretty much set in stone. Unless Rudock drastically develops in the next two months, he will spend the...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 28, 2016

The Detroit Lions Court of Fan Opinions: Matthew Stafford

Get inside the mind of the fans that love and hate Stafford Well Lions fans, we've reached the part of the offseason that I like to refer to as the dead zone. That part of the offseason that's in between OTAs and training camp where nothing is going on, and you are more desperate than ever for football. The time of year where you look at the CFL or LFL and think, "I could get into that." So while we wait, there's no reason we can't have a little fun. With that in mind, I've decided to open up the Detroit Lions Court of Fan Opinions. On today's docket, Matthew Stafford. Quite possibly the...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 28, 2016
Pro Football Focus labels Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford one of NFL's most overpaid QBs

Pro Football Focus labels Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford one of NFL's most overpaid QBs

Pro Football Focus makes every effortto go beyond the box score -- to objectively grade every player on every snap of every game--but at times, it admittedly feels like their analysts simply don't like the Detroit Lions. After projecting the...

NFL Player News

Matthew Stafford Photos