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.
As the 2014 schedule begins, Detroit wants to atone for its late-season slide, while the Giants are still smarting from an 0-6 start that they never fully recovered from.
“What we all should be probably focusing on is does he have the tools to be a championship quarterback, and the answer to that is yes,” Caldwell said.
With the Detroit Lions about to kick off their regular season Quarterback Matthew Stafford took time to discuss the team’s prospects and more with “Michigan Matters” Host Carol Cain in an exclusive conversation.
Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson have helped each other set numerous NFL records, and Johnson thinks this is their best chance to win a championship.
“I believe this is our best chance,” Johnson said. “I honestly believe that.”
“It’s something that the league has taken a stance on,” Stafford said, “and an appropriate one at that.”
Jim Caldwell’s first game as coach of the Detroit Lions will be on quite a stage — at home on a Monday night against the New York Giants.
Eric Ebron, tight end – The idea with the Lions’ offense, under first-year coordinator Joe Lombardi, is to stretch the field to the sidelines and deep, and open up the middle for seam routes.
It’s great for Stafford to be featured on the cover and called a “gunslinger” but should Detroit be worried about the Sports Illustrated “jinx?”