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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:50:09 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford is owed the remaining $17.5 million of his $27.5 million signing bonus Friday, Feb. 28.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:18:49 -0800
The Detroit Lions will seek to upgrade to a better quarterback option behind QB Matthew Stafford. QB Shaun Hill is a free agent and QB Kellen Moore hasn't taken a snap, so the plan is to seek a veteran QB via free agency and also take one in the draft if at all possible.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:31:37 -0800
Former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz does not blame QB Matthew Stafford for how the team finished the 2013 season. "Yeah, you know, we were 2-6 over the last half of last season, and when you're 2-6 nobody is feeling good about their performance, whether you're the head coach, the quarterback or a defensive lineman," Schwartz said.
"But it's a team game and I wouldn't pin it on Matt Stafford. Matt's an outstanding quarterback. He led us to the playoffs. Just about every record in the Lions offense, total offense and passing offense was set by Matt Stafford in the last three years. He's going to lead that team to many great things in the future. Everybody has some rough spots here and there, and it's up to the rest of the team to pick you up,''
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:38:42 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said QB Matthew Stafford needs to improve but also does not believe all of the interceptions Stafford threw are his fault. "There are interceptions that happen because a receiver breaks his route off too early, or goes through a receivers hands. Get's tipped at the line of scrimmage. So, I was a little encouraged after watching that. This was not an interception machine," Lombardi said.
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 10:40:04 -0800
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi thinks QB Matthew Stafford could probably stand to work on improving his footwork this offseason. "And Matthew has got such a talented arm that I think there are times when he is making throws that you say, 'Hey, maybe you shouldn't have thrown that because of the position of your feet' or whatnot," Lombardi said.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:36:20 -0800
New Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is excited to work with QB Matthew Stafford, and Lombardi insists that Stafford "isn't broken." "The good news is that he's not broken, that much is clear" Lombardi said. "There's an awful amount of talent there. His arm is something to behold. We used to sit in the Saints quarterback room and just marvel at his passes -- all the depths, the whole field in play. He really can sling it. That's a great thing to have."
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:16:08 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said the team will work on improving QB Matthew Stafford's footwork because he believes Stafford's footwork is why he has been inconsistent. "We have used a set of drills in coaching over the years that I think has added some consistency to all the quarterbacks we've coached. The great majority of poor throws — people look at the arm, and that's important obviously, but I think footwork is the key. I can pull up any gamefilm and show you how our footwork drills help you. In a nutshell, the feet and eyes work together. If I'm throwing in a particular direction, my footwork is pointing in the same direction — directly at the target. We'll work on it with Matthew, and he will do them flawlessly," Caldwell said.
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:36:12 -0800
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell praised QB Matthew Stafford and said he thinks we will see improvement in the quarterback. "I think you're going to see improvement from the onset. He's a willing guy, he's capable," Caldwell said.
Sat, 04 Jan 2014 09:56:47 -0800
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford met with Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell during his interview for the team's head coaching job, and Stafford expects to meet with other head coaching candidates during the interview process. Stafford was asked by management to be part of the hiring process. "It's something, however much they ask me to be a part of it, I'll be a part of it," Stafford said. "I'm not knocking on the door. They asked me to sit in on that one, and as more and more interviews happen, whether I'm in town to sit with them and talk or whether we talk on the phone." President Tom Lewand and general manager Martin Mayhew will have the final call on who is hired as the next head coach.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 10:12:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's new deal with the team is expected to eclipse the $17.6 million Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford signed last off season. The deal also includes $50 million in guaranteed money.
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