Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lions lose to Jets in OT; Stafford reinjures shoulder

There's not much to say about this one. Matthew reinjured his throwing shoulder in the 23-20 overtime loss to the New York Jets. He finished the day completing 20 of 36 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns.

FreeP.com - Lions lose game in OT, Matthew Stafford to shoulder injury
Associated Press - Stafford leaves in 4th quarter against Jets after hurting right shoulder again

It's Lions vs. Jets today

Star Telegram - Matthew Stafford finally giving Lions hope at quarterback
Morning Sun - Jets defense a challenge for Lions
Sporting News - Arm forces: Young QBs make big impact in standings
News-Sports.net - Matthew Stafford returns to lead Lions' comeback voted Week 8 GMC Never Say Never moment of the week
ESPN - The Jets better bring it in Detroit
FreeP.com - Lions-Jets game gets a little hype
Football Reporters Online - Matthew Stafford named Comeback Player of the Week

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stafford vs. Sanchez storyline gathers momentum

SI.com - Player of the week: Lions' Matthew Stafford
DetroitLions.com - Locker Room Video: Stafford and Suh, 11-3-10 (4:16)
Online Athens - Magill: Good to see Stafford back
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford-Mark Sanchez is a sideshow Sunday
ESPN - Sanchez, Stafford to meet up in Motown
NorthJersey.com - Jets get a look at pass not taken
JetsNation.com - Rex Ryan interview transcript 11/3/10
JetsInsider.com - Sanchez Vs. Stafford, the Battle of Second-Year QB’s
FreeP.com - Extra points

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lions vs. Jets: 2009 Draft QBs meet this week

DetNews.com - Sophomore QBs Matthew Stafford, Mark Sanchez go head-to-head
MLive.com - Detroit Lions film breakdown: Matthew Stafford's accuracy led to winning TD
MLive.com - Ndamukong Suh on ESPN 96.1: Matthew Stafford's competitive fire, physical gifts lead Lions
LarryBrownSports.com - Matthew Stafford to Calvin Johnson Is the Future for Detroit
SportingNews.com - Week 9 matchup: Jets at Lions
WXYZ.com - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is a finalist for the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week
FreeP.com - Coach Schwartz: The Jets should be worried
NFL.com - Nominees for the GMC Never Say Never Moment of Week 8
DetNews.com -
Lions' 'Show Dogs' are looking like 100 million bucks
SportingNews.com - Sharp return for Stafford
ClickOnDetroit.com - Stafford, Lions Win After Bye
SportsIllustrated.com - Stafford lifts Lions to 37-25 win over Redskins
FreeP.com - QB Matthew Stafford looks good as new
FreeP.com - On deck for the Lions
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford wins in privacy of own dome
ESPN.com - Podcast: Lions QB Matthew Stafford
TMRZoo.com - AXE Once Again Helps Us Keep Our Balls Clean…And Win One Of Matthew Stafford’s

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lions win; Stafford throws 4 touchdowns in comeback

Matthew shook off some first half rustiness and went on to throw three TDs in the second half for a total of four TDs, 212 and one interception in the 37-25 win over the Redskins.

NFL.com - Motor City Madness
Associated Press - Stafford lifts Lions to 37-25 win over Redskins
NFL.com - Lions QB Stafford returns with a bang
ESPN - Wrap-up: Lions 37, Redskins 25
ESPN - Stafford back as Lions leaves Redskins reeling
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson hook up for three TDs in Detroit Lions' win over Redskins
NBC Sports - Stafford-to-Johnson connection good for 3 TDs
Reuters - Stafford throws four touchdowns as Lions pounce on Redskins
ProFootballWeekly.com - Johnson thrilled to have Stafford back
SacBee.com - Stafford looks as good as news as Lions rip Redskins
DetroitLions.com - Postgame Video: Matthew Stafford, 10-31-10
Toronto Sun - Stafford writes happy comeback story

Stafford is back; Will face Redskins on his return

After being injured during the first half of the first game of the season, Matthew returns as the starting QB for the Lions this week against the Washington Redskins.

DetroitLions.com - Stafford, Levy to Start Against Redskins
FreeP.com - QB Matthew Stafford starts -- the season starts again
FreeP.com - Stafford eager to prove shoulder healthy, lead team
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford's arm, Calvin Johnson's legs a scary combo for Detroit Lions' opponents
DetNews.com - Protecting Stafford
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford ready to take over high-scoring offense
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford, Jahvid Best try to spark Lions offense
DetroitLions.com - Locker Room Video: Matthew Stafford, 10-27-10
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Jim Schwartz, 10-29-10
FreeP.com - Our picks for the Lions-Redskins game
DetNews.com - QB Matthew Stafford's return won't change Lions' game plan
The Canadian Press - Lions QB Matthew Stafford has played as much as he has watched since being drafted No. 1 in 09

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Stafford shows no loss of arm strength in practice

Washington Post - Lions QB Stafford throws sharp passes in practice
DetroitLions.com - Stafford: 'I feel good throwing the ball'
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 10-20-10
FreeP.com - Receiver says QB Matthew Stafford threw 70-yarder in today's practice
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford shows old strength in Lions practice; 18 sit out
Associated Press - Lions QB Stafford throws sharp passes in 1st full practice since shoulder injury
Scout.com - Lions (Officially) Welcome Back Stafford
NFL.com - Lions are close, and Stafford is the catalyst
FanHouse.com - Matthew Stafford: Something Needed to Be Done About Helmet-to-Helmet Hits
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford on Dan Patrick Show: 'I plan on practicing a bunch' this week
Sports Illustrated - Audio: Matthew Stafford on injured shoulder
Bleacher Report - Matthew Stafford Interview: Detroit Lions QB Says Fans Are Highly Passionate
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford plans to practice with starters this week
USA Today - Lions hoping for QB Matt Stafford's return from shoulder injury
FreeP.com - Stafford must come back strong
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford's turn to right ship after Lions' bye
MLive.com - Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford throws at practice, will likely return in two weeks
FreeP.com - QB Matthew Stafford plans return after bye week

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Schwartz doesn't rule out Stafford

Matthew's latest interview on The Mitch Albom Show on News/Talk 760.

FreeP.com - Lions' Jim Schwartz leaves open possibility of Matthew Stafford playing Sunday
MLive.com - Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz won't rule out Matthew Stafford for Sunday
DetNews.com - Giants prepare for Lions’ Shaun Hill, not Matthew Stafford
Rotoworld.com - Stafford can't untie shoes with right arm
FOX Sports Detroit - Stafford update
Morning Sun - Stafford needs to be on the field for true progress
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Scott Linehan, 10-13-10

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Matthew Stafford not expected to start this Sunday

MLive.com - Matthew Stafford won't play vs. Giants
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford's return still undecided
FOXSports - NFL Week 5 Countdown to Kickoff
National Footall Post - Best guess is Matthew Stafford returns on Halloween
FreeP.com - No need for Matthew Stafford to feel threatened by Shaun Hill

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Matthew Stafford will sit out game against Rams

Matthew will sit out yet another week. The Lions say that his rehabilitation is on schedule but will not say when he will come back.

FootballNewsNow.com - NFC North Injury Report: Stafford Still Sits with Shoulder
FreeP.com - Stafford Update
Morning Sun - PAULA PASCHE: Would Lions have a win with Stafford?
MLive.com - Detroit Lions' Jim Schwartz won't discuss timetable for Matthew Stafford's return
DetroitLions.com - Locker Room Video: Matthew Stafford, 10-07-10
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Jim Schwartz, 10-7-10

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Matthew Stafford to miss another week; Tests shoulder

Matthew did some light throwing today while the media watched, but he did not participate in practice. According to head coach Jim Schwartz, Matthew will miss another start this Sunday.

Also, you can listen to Matthew on this past Monday's edition of The Mitch Albom Show on 760 WJr.

I don't know what the last link says, but I thought I just throw it in there.

USA Today - Lions QB Matthew Stafford to miss another week with shoulder injury
STLToday.com - Lions QB Stafford remains out this weekend
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford says he plans to throw this week
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford plays a little catch, but that's it
DetNews.com - Lions’ Matthew Stafford tests shoulder with short throws
DetNews.com - Lions’ Stafford surprises 300 students at fitness event
FreeP.com - Kids quiz QB Matthew Stafford about his return
DetNews.com - Stafford helps kids get fit
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford on WJR: Calvin Johnson leads with his play
DetNews.com - Analyst: Lions can emerge from hole Jim Schwartz stepped into
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford out with injury gives Detroit Lions a built-in excuse for winless start
De The Associated Press - Le quart des Lions Matthew Stafford devra rater une autre rencontre

Friday, October 1, 2010

Matthew Stafford not saying much about his rehab

DetroitLions.com - Locker Room Video: Matthew Stafford (9-30-10) - Stafford talks about his rehab and his hopes of getting back on the field
Victoria Advocate - Lions' Stafford quiet about rehab, but he did say no setbacks so far
DetNews.com - Stafford moving forward
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford: No setbacks in rehab
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford not saying much
Rotoworld.com - Matthew Stafford: Stafford not sure if he'll return by Week 7
Yahoo! Sports - Shaun Hill will start for Lions Sunday

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stafford doesn't practice; Hill to start on Sunday

Matthew did not throw during practice while the media was present. Also, the Lions have announed that Shaun Hill will start Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.

FanHouse.com - Matthew Stafford Out Again, Shaun Hill Will Start vs. Packers
MLive.com - No surprise - Detroit Lions name Shaun Hill as starter
AJC.com - Hill to start at QB again for Lions
MLive.com - Detroit Lions missing five starters at practice, including Matthew Stafford
FreeP.com - Best, other Lions starters miss practice
Chicago Tribune - Lions QB Stafford didn't throw while media watched
FreeP.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford closer to return
FreeP.com - Lions won't rush Stafford's return

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Matthew Stafford to begin light throwing this week

Matthew talked to Mitch Albom of Talk 760 WJR on Monday, and he said that he will start doing some light throwing this week. No word yet if he will start on Sunday or not.

If you're a Lions fans and are not following Dave Birkett on Twitter you need to. I don't always like what he has to say, but he's a good beat writer that tells it like he sees it and always has the most current news.

MLive.com - Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford says he'll start throwing this week
FreeP.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford plans to do some light throwing
DetNews.com - Stafford to test arm

Monday, September 27, 2010

Lions hurting without Matthew Stafford

It's obvious how anemic the Lions offense has become since Matthew got injured. It's amazing how in such a short time he has become almost indispensible for the Lions if they are to have some modicum of success.

Detroit Free Press beat writer Dave Birkett had some interesting things to say on his Twitter account. Here's what he said during yesterday's game, "Lions are feisty and not very good right now. Offense has no juice w/o Stafford/Best." Couldn't have said it better myself. And when he was asked about when Matthew would be back, he said, "Wouldnt expect him next wk. Wasn't even 3rd QB today."

DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford's inactivity takes toll on Lions
FreeP.com - Three Lions questions with Michael Rosenberg
DeNews.com - Four downs with the Lions
DetNews.com - Photo gallery
Chicago Sun-Times - NFC North's QB talent might knock East off perch

Friday, September 24, 2010

Stafford out against Vikings

Shaun Hill will once again start for the Lions in place of Matthew, who is still recuperating from a right-shoulder injury.

DetroitLions.com - Another start
Associated Press - Quarterback Matthew Stafford will not play
PostBulletin.com - Hill starting against Vikings
SacBee.com - Summoning all captains on a conference call
CommercialAppeal.com - 'He's got one of those Stafford arms'
AJC.com - UGA Notes
TMRZoo.com - NFL Contest: Guess the Score To Win A Matthew Stafford Autographed Football From AXE Hair

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Stafford feeling better; Still not throwing

The Detroit Lions held their press conference Wednesday, and Matthew mentioned that his shoulder was feeling better, but he did not practiced and said that he would not start throwing again until the team's staff felt that he was ready to throw. QB Shaun Hill will start for the Lions on Sunday, but head coach Jim Schwartz has not ruled Matthew out just yet. I think it's safe to say that that is just coach talk, and they'll keep Matthew out for another week.

NFL.com - Schwartz won’t rule out Stafford
FOX Sports Detroit - Stafford still on sideline but feels better
ESPN.com - Lions won't rule out Matthew Stafford
MLive.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford, Nate Burleson don't practice
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford 'doing well,' but QB Shaun Hill to start again for Lions
SBNation - Julius Peppers Called Matthew Stafford After Injuring Him

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lions still not talking about Stafford's status

The Lions continue to keep things tight to the vest in regards to Matthew's injury status. We're supposed to know more today after head coach's Jim Schwartz press conference.

MLive.com - Detroit Lions remain mum on Matthew Stafford's status
DetNews.com - No Stafford news
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford gets bird's-eye view of Lions-Eagles game
MLive.com - Detroit Lions kick Matthew Stafford upstairs during game against Eagles
Footballnewsnow.com - Lions Continue to Hang Tough in Stafford’s Absence
DetNews.com - Mike O'Hara: Burning questions
FreeP.com - Backus couldn't feel worse about Stafford’s injury

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stafford not expected to play on Sunday

Hi everyone! I was on vacation since last Sunday that's why there were no updates, and it looks like I picked the worst week to miss a game. Anyway, by now you know that Matthew injured his right shoulder in the disappointing loss against the Chicago Bears, and the Lions have been extremely hush hush about his injury, but from all reports is not expected that he'll play this Sunday.

Associated Press - Lions lose some hope without a healthy Stafford
Morning Sun - Stafford out for home opener vs. Philadelphia
ESPN.com - Week 2 Saturday injury update
The Seattle Times - Lions QB Stafford ruled out this week
MLive.com - Detroit Lions will start Shaun Hill, but won't discuss Matthew Stafford's status
FreeP.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford isn't injury-prone, coach insists
Miami Herald - Bears' Peppers fined for hit on Stafford
Dallas News - With Matthew Stafford at quarterback, Highland Park didn't need to grind it out

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Lions players impressed with Stafford

The Lions face the Chicago Bears this Sunday at Soldier Field at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

DetNews.com - Standing tall: Lions QB Matthew Stafford ready to lead
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford: Anatomy of a franchise quarterback
ESPN - Stafford leads new-look Lions
Lansing State Journal - Lions expecting big things
DetroitLions.com - Offense looks to bring balanced attack
DetroitLions.com - Locker room video: Matthew Stafford, 9-8-10 (1:40)
Real Detroit Weekly - Can the young Matt Stafford lead this team out of the darkness?
FreeP.com - Now is Lions QB Matthew Stafford's chance to hit the mark
Mlive.com - Answering e-mails: Lions' Matthew Stafford is cutting down the velocity

Monday, September 6, 2010

Matthew Stafford named Lions' team captain

Sorry again for the lack of updates. I've just about had it with Blogger. It only lets me log in when it wants to. There wasn't much to update anyway since Matthew barely played in the last preseason game. Something of note though is that at only 22 years old, he was named captain for the Lions. Congraulations Matthew!

FreeP.com - Lions name Matthew Stafford, Dominic Raiola, Kyle Vanden Bosch, Jason Hanson captains
Yahoo! Sports - First Down: Stafford kicks off 2010 All-Mancrush team
CrainsDetroit.com - Seeking the Lions' share
FreeP.com - Lions GM Martin Mayhew: 'We have the potential to be a pretty decent team'
FreeP.com - Lions actually resemble an NFL team
NFL.com - Gimme 5: New contenders for the next decade
FreeP.com - Matt Millen talks Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh, Big House
ESPN.com - Which QB would you go to war with?
CBSSports.com - Camp wrap: Best breakouts, rookies, redeemers
FreeP.com - Watch Lions, chow down in Freep contest
FreeP.com - ESPN's Wiley predicts 7-9 season for Lions
Victoria Advocate - My foolish prediction? Lions aren't totally bad
FreeP.com - Quick hits

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lions vs. Bills tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Follow the game over at NFL.com Game Center.

FreeP.com - Schwartz coy about Matthew Stafford's playing time against Bills
The Globe and Mail - Lions, Bills not taking chances
Dallas News - Wixon: Holt Martin's TD catch in 2005 state semifinals a true gift
NFL.com - Forget Twitter, just follow me here and you'll be fine
CBSSports.com - 2010 Draft Prep: Three QBs up, three QBs down
FOX Sports Detroit - Scout: Lions will win at Chicago, finish 9-7
Sporting News - NFC North Breakout Players

Monday, August 30, 2010

Lions' main goal: 'Keep 9 clean'

The main reason why the Lions want to keep 9 clean? Lions center Dominic Raiola on Matthew, "He's the guy, that's what I've said from the beginning. He's the guy that's going to turn it around."

DetNews.com - Lions' offense, led by Matthew Stafford and Jahvid Best, has big plans
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford is ready for the regular season - and the Browns agree
FreeP.com - IN-DEFENSE-ABLE
MLive.com - Lions beat Browns in third preseason game, but starters' performance marred by mistakes
The Morning Sun - Are the Lions ready to roar?
Victoria Advocate - Stat Boy
The Morning Sun - Raiola having fun with new-look Lions
DetNews.com - Highlights and lowlights
SideLion Report - Matthew Stafford Will Have to Earn What Mark Sanchez Has Been Given
The Windson Star - Lions offence shows teeth
CBSSports.com - Lions camp report: Key imports should help Detroit
MLive.com - Preseason reveals the good and the bad for the 2010 Lions
FreeP.com - Photo gallery
Mlive.com - Photo gallery

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Matthew Stafford shines against Browns...again

Matthew continues to do very well this preseason. He was 13 of 17 for 141 yards and one touchdown with a QB rating of 120. He has a 74% completion percentage this preseason. The Lions won 35-27.

NFL.com - Game Center
Rotoworld.com - Matthew Stafford: Stafford stays on point vs. Browns
DetroitLions.com - Post-Game Audio: Matthew Stafford, 08-28-10
FOX Sports Detroit - Lions' Matthew Stafford continues to make strides
Google News - Stafford's arm and Best's legs lift Lions to 35-27 pre-season win over Browns
FOX Sports Detroit - Offense sizzles, defense fizzles in Lions' win
DetNews.com - Lions rally for victory, but there is plenty not to like

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What to watch for during Lions vs. Browns

DetNews.com - Browns vs. Lions: 10 things to watch
Morning Sun - A couple things to look from the Lions today
FreeP.com - Lions O-line is prepped to protect the Matthew Stafford
MLive.com - Lions aren't treating matchup with Browns any differently than first two preseason games
Online Athens - Murray on Stafford, Greene on Murray

Stafford, Lions vs. Browns today at 5:00 pm on NFLN

NFL.com - Stafford ready for a major step
MyFOXDetroit.com - Lions Training Camp: Matthew Stafford
FreeP.com - Stafford faces team that gave him '09 moment of glory
CBS - Video - NFL Training Camp: Detroit Lions
NFL.com - Does Detroit really look that good?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Matthew Stafford proving critics wrong

Sorry for the delay in posting the news. I hate Blogger. It hasn't let me sign in for three days until now. I might have to find a better host.

The Lions vs. Browns games is going to be broadcasted live on NFL Network this Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

Also, a Lions fan walked over 400 miles from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to the Lions practice facility in Allen Park to show his support of the team. Matthew, head coach Jim Schwartz and other players were there to greet him.

DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 8-25-10
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford excited to be a Lion
Morning Journal - Stafford stepping up
MLive.com - Dan Miller on WZAM: Critics of starting Matthew Stafford last season proven wrong
CBSSports.com - Rapid reports
SportsRageous.com - Can Matt Stafford take the Lions to the next level?
Mlive.com - Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants more incompletions, fewer sacks from Matthew Stafford
DetNews.com - Q&A with Matthew Stafford
USA Today - Breakout players: Which NFL stars will emerge this season?
ESPN - Matthew Stafford and the second-year jump
MLive.com - Play of Matthew Stafford, defensive line reasons to guzzle Lions Kool-Aid in preseason
DetNews.com - Photos: Lions practice
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford, Jim Schwartz lament Lions' red-zone woes vs. Denver
NFL Preseason Preview - Cleveland (1-1) at Detroit (1-1)
Victoria Advocate - Schwartz hopes to play his starters into the third quarter versus Browns
FreeP.com - Fan walks from U.P. to Lions headquarters
ClickOnDetroit.com - Lions Fan Walks 400 Miles To Team
ClickOnDetroit.com - RAW VIDEO: Fan Greets Team After 400-Mile Walk
WXYZ - Video: Lions fan walks from Upper Peninsula to Allen Park in support of team

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Recap: Lions vs. Broncos

Matthew had a good day against the Denver Broncos. He was 13 of 18 for 130 yards and one touchdown. He led the Lions on four scoring drives. The Lions won 25-20.

Plus, FOX 2's Dan Miller will be interviewing Matthew this upcoming Tuesday, August 24. You can submit questions here.

NFL.com - Game Center: Lions 25, Broncos 20
Victoria Advocate - Stafford and Co. shine, while Lions' secondary stumbles
MLive.com - Drew Stanton gives Lions win after Matthew Stafford, starters shine early vs. Broncos
DetNews.com - Offense impresses as Lions beat Broncos
DetNews.com - Photos: Lions vs. Broncos
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson TD a 'pretty special' highlight of win
FOX Sports - Saturday's NFL preseason roundup
Rotoworld.com - Matthew Stafford: Stafford moves Lions offense vs. Broncos
FreeP.com - Photo gallery: Lions vs. Broncos
FOX Sports Detroit - Breaking down the Lions' preseason victory at Denver
DetroitLions.com - Lions at Broncos Preseason Photo Gallery, 8-21-10
FreeP.com - FSD ready for football
National Football Post - Sunday Blitz

Friday, August 20, 2010

Matthew Stafford gives Lions hope

The Lions second preseason game is against the Broncos on Saturday, August 21st at 9:00 PM EST in Denver.

Yahoo! Sports - Stafford gives Lions rare commodity: hope
ESPN - Mark Sanchez in enviable position
NFLgridirongab.com - Lions QB Stafford’s Mechanics Much Improved
FreeP.com - Lions' offense takes a walk on the wild(cat) side
FOX Sports Detroit - Lions Insider: Stafford looks to build on preseason opener
DetNews.com - Lions move out of NFL's dark shadows, gain legitimacy
DetroitLions.com - NFL Sirius: Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson (7:07)
DetNews.com - Photo gallery: Lions training camp
Mlive.com - Lions look sharp in seven-on-seven drill
FreeP.com - Photo gallery: Lions practice
ProFootballWeekly.com - What can Stafford do in second season?
Freep.com - Final thoughts on Lions' preseason opener

Monday, August 16, 2010

Matthew Stafford a highlight for Lions

The consensus among the coaches, media and fans is that Matthew was one of the highlights for the Lions against the Steelers. The second-year QB looked smooth and in command leading the Lions to their only TD of the night.

I hope Matthew continues his weekly interviews with Mitch Albom this season like he did last year. I'll try to find out if he will because I've been looking forward to those.

DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford a highlight of Lions' exhibition opener
Sporting News - Greatness could become norm for Stafford, Lions
FreeP.com - Lions' Jim Schwartz likes Matthew Stafford's play
NFL.com - Chat with NFL analyst Pat Kirwan who visited the Lions today
FOX Sports Detroit - Monday's Lions Report: Translating first preseason game into numbers
MLive.com - Matthew Stafford sharp in Lions' preseason loss; third-down problems continue for Detroit
National Football Post - Enter the red zone

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Preseason football: Lions vs. Steelers

Preseason football is finally here! The Lions kicked it off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Matthew had a good game. He was 8 of 11 for 61 yards with one touchdown and one interception that was the result of a deflection by Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best. The Lions lost 23-7.

NFL.com - Game Center
FreeP.com - It's Stafford's team? He's cool with that
DetNews.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford sharp, D-line stout in loss to Steelers
MLive.com - Lions lose rain-soaked preseason opener to Steelers; Matthew Stafford plays three series
DetroitLions.com - Schwartz Pleased with His Starters
DetroitLions.com - NFLTA Video: Lions vs. Steelers highlights
FreeP.com - Lions show some flashes before rain comes
FOS Sports - Roethlisberger sits; Stafford shines
Freep.com - Tiki Barber predicts nine wins for Lions
The Day - NFL preseason roundup
DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford's smirk, swagger still on display, to Lions' delight
USAToday.com - Lions' optimism rising with the maturation of Matthew Stafford

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stafford sharp during practice

FreeP.com - Stafford sharp
DetroitLions.com - Media Session Video: Matthew Stafford, 08-11-10
DetroitLions.com - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- August 11, 2010
DetroitLions.com - Lions' First Preseason Game will be the Next Step in Stafford Building Chemistry with His Offense
WXYT - Audio: Valenti And Foster – Matthew Stafford Talks With Mike and Terry
FOXSportsDetroit.com - Sizzling practice for Lions QB Stafford
FreeP.com - Lions building NFL legitimate team with Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh
DetroitLions.com - Media Session Video: Jim Schwartz, 08-09-10
Victoria Advocate - Lions ready to shift into overdrive
DetNews.com - Lions faithful treated to comedy, precision
DetNews.com - Lions' red zone offense showing life
MLive.com - Lions' Kyle Vanden Boesch: 'Pieces are in place, it's just bringing it together'
Midland Daily News - Fans turn out in huge numbers to support Lions
ESPN - Camp Confidential: Detroit Lions
FreeP.com - Lions put on a show in practice for fans at Ford Field
The Morning Sun - Lions have more worries on the defensive side
Greenwich Time - Despite losing decade, fans swarm Lions practice
Bleacher Report - Fan Perspective: Detroit Lions Uncaged Event
WXYZ.com - Bill Ford's custom Ford GT car catches Schwartz, Stafford, Lions' attention

Sunday, August 8, 2010

No longer booed, Stafford gets loudest cheer from Lions fans

Oh, how things change! If I remember correctly, Matthew was booed by Lions fans during last year's draft. This year, he got the loudest cheer at the “Lions Uncaged!” open practice.

FreeP.com - Fans flock to Ford Field to see Lions practice
MLive.com - Fans get look at Lions in Ford Field practice
MLive.com - Gallery: Detroit Lions Uncaged! at Ford Field
FreeP.com - Gallery: Lions open practice for fans
SI.com - Postcard from camp: Lions
DetNews.com - Lions offense gets a facelift
DetNews.com - Gallery: Detroit Lions Training Camp
WYCD Radio - Detroit Lions Fans Wanted! Open Practice In Allen Park

Thursday, August 5, 2010

More Lions' practice reports, photos and video

MLive.com - Practice report
ESPN - Lions camp Day 2: Meanwhile ...
CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
DetNews.com - Practice photos
DetroitLions.com - Video: Stafford and Peterson on Suh Reporting
DetNews.com - Lions won't regret investing millions in Ndamukong Suh, Matthew Stafford
FreeP.com - Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew on track to be big part of offense
MLive.com - Lions' Ndamukong Suh gets similar deal to Matthew Stafford
ESPN - NFC North reaction drips with Favreicism

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stafford looks impressive during practice but Lions still lagging

Associated Press - Lions QB Matthew Stafford set for strong 2nd year
ESPN - Lions lagging behind Matthew Stafford
DetNews.com - Nate Burleson talks big, dreams big about receivers
Dawg Post - Bobo's New Appreciation
DetroitLions.com - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- August 3, 2010
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 8-3-10

Monday, August 2, 2010

Like 'Magic'

FOX Sports Detroit - Lions Insider: QB Stafford has 'Magic' touch
MLive.com - Veteran quarterback Shaun Hill doesn't mind playing backup to Lions' Matthew Stafford
RoarReport.com - Lions Offense (Nearly) Ready To Roar
FreeP.com - Lions' Jahvid Best jumps at chances

BusinessWire.com - Power Balance Goes All In For The Cure

Watch Matthew in the Power Balance demo test video.

On The Road To Camp: Matthew Stafford

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stafford in charge of Lions

With the start of practice, things are starting to pick up. I'll try to keep this updated as much as possible.

DetNews.com - Matt Stafford confident and in charge for Lions camp opener
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford stands out in off-season
DetNews.com - Lions will be worth watching
Daily Tribune - Lions open camp seeking to establish a new identity - winners
DetNews.com - Lions' hopes rest on O-line's consistency
CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
Roar Report - First Day of Lions Camp: Photo Gallery
FreeP.com - Play of the day
FreeP.com - Stat Boy
FanHouse.com - Chris Cooley and Four Other Players to Win Your League
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 7-31-10 (1:23)
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Quote Sheet: QB Matthew Stafford 07-31-10
DetroitLions.com - Post-Practice Quote Sheet: Jim Schwartz, 07-31-10
DetroitLions.com - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stafford poised to make leap in second season

Roar Report - As Lions Launch Camp, It's All About Stafford
MLive.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford should make a dramatic leap in his second season
DocSports.com - NFL Quarterback Predictions: Five Signal Callers That Can Shine
NYTimes.com - Detroit Lions 2010 Season Preview
Lansing State Journal - Lions feeling optimistic as they report for start of practice today
MLive.com - Jim Schwartz on WDFN: 'If you're strong up front, you can cover some holes' on defense
DetroitLions.com - Press Conference Transcript: Jim Schwartz, 07-30-10
DetroitLions.com - Press Conference Video: Jim Schwartz, 07-30-10 (2:13)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lions' Dre Bly: 'You have to have heart, and that's the first thing he[Stafford] showed'

SportingNews.com - Lions CB Dre Bly says it's time to reward fans' faithfulness
FreeP.com - Projected Lions starting lineup
FreeP.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford has more options on third down
DetNews.com - Some Lions positions are up for grabs

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Lions getting better

Photographer Clint Davis has posted some photos of Matthew on his website. This is what he had to say about Matthew, "To date he is the least emotional subject I've shot. He was sooooooooooo laid back. 'OK Matthew throw the ball like you're about to be sacked by a 300lb linebacker'... "alright.""

This is one of the photos. Visit Clint's site to see more.


FreeP.com - Detroit Lions: Not good, but getting better
Roar Report - FANS: The Best Option For Matthew Stafford
Daily Tribune - Lions ready to get serious
FreeP.com - Lions' Brandon Pettigrew looking good in off-season
FreeP.com - Eleven things Lions must work on in training camp
SavannahNow.com - Fullback Chapas gets time in the spotlight
AL.com - Football far from all of the talk in Hoover

Examiner.com - Madden NFL 11 NFC North preview video and screenshots

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stafford needs to shine for Lions in 2010

DetNews.com - Matthew Stafford among Lions who need to shine brightest
SI.com - The 50 highest-earning American athletes
Mlive.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford listed as 11th highest-paid American athlete
Athlonsports.com - 2010 Detroit Lions Preview
DetNews.com - Stafford, Scheffler See Big Things In Detroit
VictoriaAdvocate.com - Mayhew says quarterback Stafford becoming a veteran and a pro'
SouthBendTribune - Bradshaw no big fan of Clausen, big fan of Stafford
FreeP.com - Finally, there's no Lions QB controversy
DetNews.com - Difference Makers in 2010: Calvin Johnson
FOXSportsDetroit.com - Stafford-Johnson could be lethal combo for Lions this season
AL.com - SEC Media Days begins: Top 10 events from 10 years in Hoover

Friday, July 9, 2010

'The confidence of a winner'

I don't know yet if Matthew will be at this year's ESPYs awards, but he's featured in this week's ESPN The Magazine ESPYs ad so there's a possibility that he might be there.

FreeP.com - Lions' Nate Burleson says Matthew Stafford has the confidence of a winner
AJC.com - Ex-Georgia Tech WR Calvin Johnson and former UGA QB Matt Stafford grow closer during the offseason
FreeP.com - Lions tight end Tony Scheffler focuses on developing chemistry with teammates
ESPN.com - NFC North breakdown: Lions
Yahoo! Sports - Calvin Johnson watches as the Lions rise to meet him
NFL.com - Top 10 games of 2009
SI.com - The Rule of 26-27-60 helps predict NFL quarterback success or failure

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lions start minicamp

The Bellingham Herald - Lions' minicamp off and running
MLive.com - Loss of OTA days hurts Lions' first day of minicamp
FreeP.com - Lions minicamp (6/24) photos
CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
Scout.com - Difference Makers in 2010: Matthew Stafford
MLive.com - Photo Gallery: Detroit Lions offense gets back into swing of things as minicamp opens
FreeP.com - Lions training camp will be open to fans again
DetNews.com - Minicamp Day 1 recap: New faces, same places

The News Star - Harris helps rebuild lions franchise
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford's dream scenario: Scoring TD to win Super Bowl
DetroitLions.com - Matthew Stafford Answers Fan Questions
FreeP.com - Lions backup QB Shaun Hill has teammates talking about his style
DetNews.com - Lions tight ends might be frequent target for Matthew Stafford this season

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Stafford on several preseason magazine covers

Matthew is on several preseason magazine covers.

FreeP.com - Sizing up Stafford, Cherilus, Suh, Best, Ford Field and more
DawgSports.com - Pigskin Preview Random Notes

Athlon Sports


Lindy's Sports


USA Today Pro Football 2010


Sporting News

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stafford, Johnson on the same page

DetNews.com - Young Lions Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson starting to click
FreeP.com - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford starting to jell with wide receiver Calvin Johnson
FreeP.com - Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford joins ex-Michigan State QB, teammate Drew Stanton in golf event
FootballNewsNow.com - Rookie QBs Push Forgotten Signal Callers Out Of NFL
DetNews.com - Hill's style might not be pretty, but it works for Lions
DetNews.com - QB Drew Stanton will finally discover this season if he has a future with Lions

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Stafford, Lions showing promise

FOXSportsDetroit.com - With seasoned Stafford at the helm, Lions show promise
FreeP.com - OTA notebook: Best, Lions rookies getting up to speed
DetNews.com - Lions get golf lessons along with a little humility
The Morning Sun - PAT CAPUTO: Stafford & Johnson are key to 2010
SportsIllustrated.com - NFL Films guru uses coaches' tape to break down hot league topics
RootZoo.com - The Lions and Jets doing the right things with their young QBs
DetNews.com - Detroit's best pro athletes? The list starts with Tigers' Miguel Cabrera

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday update

Sorry for the lack of updates folks, but medical school interviews take precedence over just about everything in my life right now. News have been slow anyway, and there's not much to update.

Matthew was on Sirius NFL Radio today.

The Oakland Press -Lions Stafford completes 'Jaw-dropping' passes
The Oakland Press - Detroit Lions offense is showing great promise
USA Today - Detroit Lions' rebuilding goes on; is new cast ready to win?
FreeP.com - Healthy Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson could be formidable

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Stafford held back in 2009 by coaches because of personnel limitations

Roar Report - Lions To Unleash Stafford In 2010
FreeP.com - Lions coach Jim Schwartz: Matthew Stafford now has suitable personnel
DetNews.com - Lions hope investments pay off soon
Daily Tribune - Lions have the weapons to improve significantly in 2010
MLive.com - Chris Houston on WDFN: Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan have much in common

Friday, May 21, 2010

Stafford to have more freedom in Lions' offense

MLive.com - Matthew Stafford will have more freedom in running Lions' offense.
MLive.com - Expect higher comfort level from Matthew Stafford
CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson connect at Lions' OTA
DetroitLions.com - Lions Compete for Charity at Annual Tony Filippis Bocce Ball Tournament
Citizen Times - Lions linebacker Zack Follett carving charitable niche (Photos)
DetroitLions.com - Annual Tony Filippis Bocce Ball Tournament (Video)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jahvid Best impressed with the play of Matthew Stafford

CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
Mlive.com - Lions veterans reach out to rookies Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best
NFL.com - Roundup: Stafford healthy and ready for 2010
RoarReport.com - Stafford Helped Immensely By New Teammates

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ready to lead

FreeP.com - Matt Stafford looks ready to lead Lions
DetNews.com - True Grit? Backus sees "a lot of wins" in Stafford's future
Sports Talk 1050 WTKA - Lions LT Jeff Backus talks about Stafford (Parts 2 & 3)
Lansing State Journal - Lions in charity golf tourney

Friday, May 14, 2010

Stafford looks sharp, impresses during OTAs

Matthew will be at an autograph signing for Motor City Sports Gallery at 1885 E. Big Beaver Rd Troy, MI on Wednesday, June 02 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Oakland Press - Video: Lions QB Matthew Stafford looking good entering season No. 2
DetNews.com - Lions QB Matthew Stafford looks extra sharp in practice
MLive.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford offers reminder of why there's hope
CBSSports.com - Rapid Reports
MLive.com - Detroit Lions look lively in morning OTA
DetNews.com - Stafford knows what he sees in Best

DetNews.com
Stafford: Burleson brings extra dimension to offense

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Schwartz looking forward to Matthew Stafford's sophomore season

ESPN.com - Audio: Lions coach Jim Schwartz on The Scott Van Pelt Show
DetNews.com - Schwartz on 2010 goal: More weapons, less pain for Matthew Stafford
FreeP.com - Schwartz: 'Now all of a sudden it’s not just about the quarterback'
FreeP.com - Jim Schwartz highlights Lions' new supporting cast
FreeP.com - Lions release dates, times for preseason games
DetNews.com - Calvin Johnson re-catches optimism for Lions' prospects
KRLD.com - Girls flag football catching on in Florida

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Evolution of a young Quarterback

NFL.com - Video: Lions coach Jim Schwartz talks about the evolution of young QB Matthew Stafford
FreeP.com - Lions Matthew Stafford, Dominic Raiola, Stephen Peterman went to Masters together
The Oakland Press - Pat Caputo: Lions offseason moves earning praise
Blue Perspectives - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan surprises students with Matthew Stafford on ACES Day

After reading this article from The Sacramento Bee, I realized something interesting. That if all four quarterbacks that were drafted in the first three rounds this year start during the season, that Matthew will still be the youngest starting QB in the NFL. He is younger than all of the QBs drafted this year except for two and even then, he is older than those two by only one month. Also, by the time some of his fellow QBs from the 2006 recruiting class step on an NFL field, Matthew will be a three year veteran by then.

Matthew with some students from Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy during ACES Day.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Matthew Stafford takes part in all OTA drills

Also, he's not running for governor. LOL

MLive.com - Injured Lions showing improvement
DetroitLions.com - Video: Detroit Lions OTA
DetNews.com - Photos: Lions veterans take to the practice field

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Matthew Stafford to take part in celebrity softball game

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams will hold a celebrity softball game on Saturday, June 12 at 3:30 p.m. The game will feature Matthew and several other Lions players. Proceeds from the game will help provide lunches and food to various schools in the Detroit area.

DetNews.com - Lions' Stafford dishes out advice on healthy food, exercise -- and kids eat it up (Photos)
The Macomb Daily - VIDEO: Lions QB brings healthy message to Mount Clemens kids