Hi there, Folks!
So. The Detroit Lions are now sitting with a 3-4 record. You know what? I’m really not surprised and I think other Detroit Lions fan out there shouldn’t be either.
I think many of us Lions fans drank too much of the Matthew Stafford Kool-Aid.
Given last year he was the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 5,000 passing yards in a season. He was also the only quarterback in NFL history to pass for over 1,500 yards (1,511) and 14 touchdowns over a four-game span. These are pretty amazing stats; however, there were also like three other quarterbacks last season who threw for 5,000 yards. Also, last season, many football fans could see how the new rules of the league affected defenses across the board.
Taking a look at Stafford’s career thus far, there are some pretty scary numbers and facts. He missed the majority of his sophomore season because of injuries making him accident prone. In the two FULL seasons he’s played he’s thrown 36 interceptions. Let’s take note that during his three game sophomore year in the NFL, he did have one interception during his very short season. Now, so far this season, he’s already racked-up 8 interceptions averaging out to be at least one 1 per game. Yikes!
All-in-all I think the media and sports networks across the country are all at fault for making us drink too much of the Matthew Stafford Kool-Aid before the season even started. So maybe you are guilty for sippin’ on the #9 juice, but for the rest of the season let’s try to come back down to our sober selves and look at the team’s starting QB’s passing skills for what they really are.