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SideLion Report Jun 19, 2019

Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford playing through injuries is very admirable. But with no depth behind Stafford, it is costing the team wins. On Tuesday, Jelani Scott of NFL.com reported that Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played with a broken back last season. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport got a bit more specific, describing the […] Matthew Stafford playing with a broken back is problematic - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Detroit Free Press Jun 19, 2019
Detroit Lions mailbag: Did Matthew Stafford really play with broken back?

Detroit Lions mailbag: Did Matthew Stafford really play with broken back?

Detroit Lions beat writer Dave Birkett leaves one final mailbag before he takes a much deserved hiatus before training camp.        
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season

Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is coming off an injury-plagued 2018 NFL season. It appears his injuries were worse than what was initially reported. Stafford had been nursing a back injury down the final stretch of the season. According to Mike O’Hara of the team’s official website, he had reportedly played through broken bones in […] The post Report: Lions QB Matthew Stafford played with broken bones in his back last season appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 18, 2019
Did Matthew Stafford play with a broken back in 2018?

Did Matthew Stafford play with a broken back in 2018?

One report suggests Stafford played through considerable pain down the stretch of the 2018 season. Matthew Stafford is no stranger to playing through injury. In fact, the most iconic moment of his 10-year career is when he weaved his way through trainers moments after separating his shoulder to throw the game-winning touchdown in a meaningless game against the Cleveland Browns. So it probably will come as little surprise that Matthew Stafford may have played through broken bones in his back last year. The report comes from DetroitLions.com’s Mike O’Hara on his weekly podcast with WJR...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 17, 2019
Open thread: Who will score the first Lions touchdown of the season?

Open thread: Who will score the first Lions touchdown of the season?

Which Lion will score first in 2019? The 2019 Detroit Lions will feature a lot of new faces on offense, all in hopes of rejuvenating their offense. The Lions dropped from 410 points scored in 2017 to just 324 in 2018, and that regression cost Jim Bob Cooter his job. Now with Darrell Bevell at the helm, there is optimism all around for this offense. As expected, Matthew Stafford returns as quarterback. 2018 was a down year for him, but Lions fans are hoping that it was an aberration. Joining him will be Kerryon Johnson and Kenny Golladay, both of whom are important members of the Lions’...
Pats Pulpit Jun 14, 2019
Patriots to hold joint training camp practices with Lions ahead of preseason opener

Patriots to hold joint training camp practices with Lions ahead of preseason opener

New England and Detroit will join forces ahead of their preseason game. When the NFL announced its 2019 preseason schedule in early April, two games jumped off the page as potential opportunities for joint training camp practices with other teams: the preseason opener at the Detroit Lions on August 8, and the second exhibition game against the Tennessee Titans on August 17. Both clubs, of course, are led by former members of the Patriots organization and have multiple ties to New England. At least one of the opportunities will be used by the clubs involved: when the Lions announced their...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 13, 2019
Open thread: Is Matthew Stafford still worth his contract?

Open thread: Is Matthew Stafford still worth his contract?

With crazy money being thrown around at quarterbacks like Carson Wentz, is Stafford’s contract still worth it? With Carson Wentz just getting his six-year, $154.7 million contract, it got me thinking about Matthew Stafford’s not-too-long-ago deal and where it stands amongst the rest of the quarterbacks in the NFL. When Stafford signed his extension in 2017 it made him the richest player in NFL history, topping a contract signed by Derek Carr earlier that year. At the time, people scoffed at the idea of rewarding Stafford with such a high contact, but just two years later it doesn’t...
SideLion Report Jun 12, 2019

Matthew Stafford may see another contract extension

The Detroit Lions extension of Matthew Stafford’s contract seems ill-advised after the train wreck 2018 season. But it may not be his last deal in Motown. When the Detroit Lions extended quarterback Matthew Stafford’s contract through the 2022 season, there were many doubters. Last season was the first official year of that extension – actually […] Matthew Stafford may see another contract extension - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - A Detroit Lions Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 11, 2019
Dan Orlovsky calls out Joe Lombardi, Mike Martz for stubbornness

Dan Orlovsky calls out Joe Lombardi, Mike Martz for stubbornness

The former Lions backup QB expressed his frustrations with a few past offensive coordinators. Dan Orlovsky has been an interesting resource for Detroit Lions fans since his playing days have ended. The former Lions backup quarterback has made himself a career as a well-respected media member, be it a studio analyst or a color commentator. Given his unique background inside the Lions quarterback room, he has also been a valuable asset for Lions fans seeking background information on franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford. Though his analysis seems to be glowingly positive on any...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 11, 2019
Are you concerned about the Lions backup QB position?

Are you concerned about the Lions backup QB position?

With Detroit cutting ties with Connor Cook, the Lions are moving forward with Tom Savage as the guy. On Monday, the Lions made a change at the quarterback position, swapping out former Michigan State Spartan Connor Cook for David Fales, a journeyman who has spent time with the Bears, Ravens and Dolphins in just five years of NFL experience. While Detroit is doing their due diligence by raking the bottom of the depth chart at quarterback to find a developmental prospect, it seems like the team is perfectly content with veteran Tom Savage backing up Matthew Stafford. Which leads us to...
Pride Of Detroit Jun 9, 2019
VIDEO: The Lions o-line is also better at chugging beer than Aaron Rodgers

VIDEO: The Lions o-line is also better at chugging beer than Aaron Rodgers

[tearfully] That’s my offensive line. [/tearfully] A couple weeks ago during the NBA Conference Championship games, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford clowned his NFC North rival Aaron Rodgers. Hours after Rodgers hilariously failed to drink a full beer while on the jumbotron of a Milwaukee Bucks game, Stafford downed one from a restaurant in Florida, as seen on his wife’s Instagram. Like any good offensive line in the NFL, Detroit’s backed up Stafford this weekend. Taylor Decker, Graham Glasgow and Joe Dahl were all in attendance at a Tigers game this weekend, and when they...
Detroit Sports Nation Jun 8, 2019

WATCH: Detroit Lions’ offensive line further embarrasses Aaron Rodgers with beer chug

By now, you have seen Aaron Rodgers sorry excuse for a beer chug along with the multiple NFL quarterbacks, including Matthew Stafford, who have shown Rodgers how it’s done. On Saturday night, multiple Lions’ offensive lineman further embarrasses Rodgers by chugging some beers of their own at the Detroit Tigers game. Check it out! Like […] More
ClutchPoints Jun 7, 2019
Lions QB Matthew Stafford says learning new offense his ‘biggest challenge’ at the moment

Lions QB Matthew Stafford says learning new offense his ‘biggest challenge’ at the moment

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has plenty of experience in the NFL, but he’s having to learn a new offense just like his rookie teammates this year. And as he sees it, that puts an extra burden on him, to know Darrell Bevell’s wishes so he can effectively communicate them. “That’s my biggest challenge at […] The post Lions QB Matthew Stafford says learning new offense his ‘biggest challenge’ at the moment appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pride Of Detroit Jun 6, 2019
Minicamp Day 3 observations: Kearse debuts with first team

Minicamp Day 3 observations: Kearse debuts with first team

It didn’t take long for the Lions’ newest player to get some playing time with Matthew Stafford. The Detroit Lions wrapped minicamp on Thursday afternoon, but it wasn’t without some intrigue. There was a new face on the practice field, a prominent player missing and more shakeups on the offensive line. Let’s get into my Day 3 observations from Lions minicamp. Flowerless Trey Flowers was not in attendance on Thursday. And while it initially seemed like he may have taken a day off to rehab—he hasn’t been participating in full-team drills yet this offseason—the real reason...
Detroit Free Press Jun 6, 2019
Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford still working out the offensive kinks with new guys

Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford still working out the offensive kinks with new guys

With new offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, the Detroit Lions and Matthew Stafford are getting used to the new system.        

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