No one should listen to Mike Ditka when it comes to fashion, either. He’s not Tim Gunn. He’s barely Mike Ditka anymore.
“A couple years ago, particularly in 2011…[W]e had too many penalties after the whistle and things like that.”
It’s not Ndamukong Suh’s fault he is scheduled to make more than $12 million next season and has a $22.4 million cap charge.
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.
“Would the Houston Texans right now give Matthew Stafford a raise to come down there? Yes, would Jacksonville Jaguars give him a pay raise to come down there? Yes.”
People may criticize Matthew Stafford on his throwing mechanics, some may harp on the guy for the way he wears his hat.
“The second-half collapse … was incredibly disappointing,” Ford Jr. said. “That was something that obviously we couldn’t live with.”
“As I had an opportunity to look at this situation from afar as this job opened up … I believe, without question, this is the best fit for me,” Caldwell said.
After five years under Jim Schwartz, a new era begins for the Detroit Lions.
The message that comes across is that Stafford is part executive, part player. He is on a different level than the other guys in the locker room, getting to participate in big decisions of the organization.