With the start of the NFL regular season, it’s anything but business as usual for Matthew Stafford as he takes his place in the midst of the huddle tonight as starting quarterback for the Detroit Lions for a sixth year.
Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi hesitated to label Ogletree definitively as the number three wide receiver, but he spoke highly of him.
“I’ve seen it win us a Super Bowl, so it works,” Reggie Bush said of the new Lions offense. “It definitely works.”
Evidently, Stafford has met and even exceeded Lombardi’s expectations.
The Detroit Lions love the possibilities that come with their new tight end Eric Ebron.
Sheldon White, the vice president of pro personnel for the Detroit Lions, has an easier job now than he did a few years ago.
“I want to be as good as I can possibly be, and not for myself but to help this team win. That’s the No. 1 goal.”
Without a fullback in 2013, Bush and Bell combined for 1,656 rushing yards and 1,053 receiving yards.
Quarterback Drew Brees flourished in that system, and under the tutelage of Lombardi, and the Lions hope the same will be true of Matthew Stafford.
Joe Lombardi had not planned to be a football coach. His father had warned him against it, just as the great Vince Lombardi had warned Joe’s father.