Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Matt Ryan gives advice

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan offers some advice about being a high draft pick.

Stafford wows Lions

According to SI.com, Matthew was flawless in his private workout for the Detroit Lions.

Working out for the Lions

Matthew will have a private workout for the Detroit Lions today. Unlike his pro day, the Lions' staff will be directing the workout. The Lions hold the No. 1 pick in this year's NFL draft. Good luck Matthew!

Gil Brand talks a little bit about Matthew in his weekly chat over at NFL.com

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Childhood pals

Los Angeles Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw talks to the LA Times about growing up in Dallas with Matthew.

ESPN draft gurus Mel Kiper and Todd McShay go at it again while discussing Matthew and the question of signability.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

NFLN's QB Connections

NFLN's QB Connections: Matthew, Mark Sanchez, Rhett Bomar and Nate Davis talk about the former and current NFL QBs that they try to emulate on the field.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Draft Journey: Matt Stafford

Not much to add today, just the latest Draft Journey video posted on NFL.com

Thursday, March 26, 2009

At the Hawks game

According to the AJC, Matthew was at the Spurs-Hawks game last night. He watched the game from the scorer table by the Hawks' bench.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris comments on the talent of this year's NFL quarterback prospects.

NFLTA is supposed to air another episode of Draft Journey tonight at 7:00 p.m. Now I say 'supposed' because the last time I posted their programming schedule it turned out to be wrong, so take their schedule with a grain of salt because it could wrong again.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Photos, audio and a magazine cover

First, here's an interesting article from the Detroit Free Press.

Bulldawg Illustrated has posted the complete audio of Matthew's Pro Day interview. Click here to listen to it.

Matthew is featured on the cover of 2009 Sporting News Draft Guide. The issue features a Q&A with Matthew in which he talks about what his college stats fail to show, what he would like to be known for five years from now, and his advice to players entering college this year among other things.

Getty Images has posted some portraits of Matthew from the Sports Illustrated photo shoot that took place at the combine. Follow the link for more photos.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

'Everything is make or break'

Former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman talks about Matthew in these two articles.
Sporting News: Stafford will be 'heck of a pro'
Freep.com: 'Genuinely excited' about possibley coming to Detroit

Detroit Lions head Coach Jim Schwartz talks a little bit about Matthew's upcoming workout.
MLive: 'Everything is make or break'

And a couple of interesting articles.
USAToday: Lions already negotiating with potential No. 1 draft picks
Rotoworld: Lions focusing on Stafford

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Even your bad days are better than everybody else’s good days.”

That interesting quote about Matthew is from Georgia head coach Mark Richt. You can read about that and more in the articles listed below.
Macon.com: Stafford stays cool in the spotlight
Detnews.com: Is 'he sky the limit' for Stafford?
The Red and Black: Stafford impresses on Pro Day

Even more video from Pro Day.
Sports Talk Now STN
Doug Stutsman has posted several videos on his YouTube channel.
Bulldawg Illustrated (great publication by the way) has also posted a ton of videos on their YouTube channel.
The Red and Black

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wonderlic score: Stafford in a class by himself

According to the Chicago Tribune, Matthew was in a class by himself among the top quarterbacks in regards to the Wonderlic test. He made a 38, which is a very good score. Mark Sanchez of USC made a 28 and Josh Freeman of Kansas State made a 27.

And more video from Pro Day from Palestra.net:

Draft Journey: Retracing football roots

NFLN has posted another chapter of Draft Journey. Matthew Michael Crabtree and Brian Cushing's retrace their football roots.

Friday, March 20, 2009

More from Pro Day

NFL.com: Lions need to ignore history
NFL.com: Stafford makes a strong case
AJC: Impressive before scouts
NFL.com: Still No. 1 after solid pro day
Online Athens: Stafford the main focus of pro day
Times Herald: Goodman, Stafford lend each other a hand
Ledger-Enquirer: Glitches aside, Stafford impresses
Ledger-Enquirer: Former Bulldogs use pro day to impress
Bulldogs Blog: Pro Day notes
ESPN SEC blog: Thoughts on Georgia's Pro Day
ESPN NFC West blog: Knapp sighting at Stafford's workout

Online Athens: Gallery I
Online Athens: Gallery II

NFLTA: Steve Wyche and Mike Mayock's Pro Day report

Online Athens


Thursday, March 19, 2009

Pro Day recap.

I will be updating this post throughout the evening so check back often.

According to the Associated Press, Matthew will have a private workout with the Detroit Lions on March 31.

Here are some articles from Pro Day.
NFL.com: QB wows with strong, accurate arm
NFL.com: Stafford attracts a crowd at pro day
Detroit Free Press: Five Lions reps at UGA pro day
ESPN: Stafford's pro day take
Yahoo! Sports: Solid during pro day
MLive: Lions' GM Martin Mayhew attends pro day

The AJC, Scout, UGASports, has posted some photos from Pro Day.

Video from Pro Day:
NFL.com: Mike Mayock's report of Georgia's Pro Day
NFL.com: Mayock interviews Matthew
And some video from ESPN.

Pro Day is here!

Matthew's Pro Day takes place today in Athens. All 32 teams will be in attendance, and Matthew will be throwing at around 12:15 p.m. Chip Towers, of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, will be blogging live from the event starting at 10:00 a.m. Georgiadogs.com will most likely post video of the event later in the afternoon.

Terry Shea talked a bit more about Matthew to the Detroit Free Press.

David Hale, of The Telegraph and Macon.com, has posted an interview with former Georgia Bulldog and Detroit Lion George Foster. Foster spent some time on the sidelines with Matthew during UGA's first spring practice, and he talks about the advice that he gave him. Hale will also be posting Pro Day updates via Twitter from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Georgia senior wide receiver Kris Durham spoke to Hale about working out with Matthew and about how the latter has been preparing for his Pro Day.

Also, Mark Sanchez was in the NFLN's Total Access studio today, and he talked a little bit about his relationship with Matthew. You can watch video of the interview here.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In Athens

Matthew is in Athens this week for his Pro Day, which takes place on Thursday, March 19. He, along with fellow former Bulldogs Dannell Ellerbe and George Foster, attended Georgia's first spring practice today. You can watch a free video of that at GeorgiaDogs.com

The final edition of Inside Georgia Football airs on SportSouth Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. It will feature an interview with Matthew.

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, has posted an article in which Terry Shea comments about Matthew and Josh Freeman. Shea tutors both quarterbacks at Athletes' Performance in Arizona.

You can see photos of Matthew attending UGA's practice at AJC.com, DawgPost, and UGASports.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Change in programming schedule

It seems that the NFLN messed up the listing of their programming. The First Draft episode that features Matthew did not air today. I don't know when it will air, but I'll try to find out.

NFLN's First Draft today at 6:30 p.m

NFL Network's Path to the Draft will feature First Draft: Matthew Stafford today at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Draft Journey, Combine highlights and mock drafts

Here's the video of NFLTA: Draft Journey that follows Matthew and Michael Crabtree as they prepare for the NFL Draft.

And here's another video of Matthew's combine highlights.

Detroit Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz was on Jim Rome yesterday. He talked about Matthew a little bit. Here's the video clip.

Also, Mel Kiper and Todd McShay released their latest mock drafts. Matthew is at the top of both mock drafts.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

'Draft Journey'

The NFL Network's Total Access will show ‘Draft Journey’ – An inside look at the journey to Draft Day for prospects Michael Crabtree, Matthew Stafford and Brian Cushing. The show airs today at 7:00 p.m. It re-airs at 10:30 p.m.

Also, on Monday, March 16 NFL Network's Path to the Draft will show First Draft: Georgia QB Matt Stafford. That will air at 6:30 p.m. It re-airs at 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

In the Lions' den

Matthew visited the Detroit Lions today. He met with the coaches, staff and administrators in Allen Park, Mich. Visit the Lions' official site to read an interview with Matthew. You can also read Lions' head coach Jim Schwartz's discussion of the draft prospect visits. You can also watch video of Schwartz's press conference.

Detroit Lions Free Press columnist Nicholas J. Cotsonika shares his mock draft with ESPN First Take.

Friday, March 6, 2009

No new news

No, I have not forgotten the blog, but with Matthew working out in Arizona and his Pro Day not taking place until the 19th there's just no new news lately. I will post anything new as soon as there is something.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Path to the Draft airs tonight at 6:30 p.m.

I guess the title of the post says it all. It re-airs at 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Movement in the draft

The New England Patriots traded QB Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs. This reverberates throughout the draft because the Chiefs, who hold the #3 pick of this years draft, obviously no longer need to draft a QB. Also, the Detroit Lions traded QB Jon Kitna to the Dallas Cowboys and their push to acquire Denver QB Jay Cutler failed. It's too early to tell how much this could affect Matthew since the Lions still hold the number one pick, and they still need a QB. We have to wait and see what happens.

Sports Radio 680 The Fan posted an interview with Troy Aikman in which he talks about his relationship with Matthew and the advice he has given him.