Friday, January 29, 2010

Stafford draws praise from coach

According to, Matthew will be featured in Hey Rookie, Welcome to the NFL, which airs at 10 p.m. Monday on ESPN2. Texans linebacker Brian Cushing, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and Vikings receiver Percy Harvin are the other subjects. The show will re-air Feb. 3 and 4, at 3 a.m. on ESPN2. - Lions’ Linehan pleased with Stafford’s progress - Linehan Optimistic Moving Forward to 2010 (You can listen to Linehan's interview here.) - Senior Bowl: Jim Schwartz interview (4:51)
Merced Sun-Star - Just like Saints and Cards, Lions had to get a star quarterback
ESPN - A look at how the top 25 prospects in the Class of 2006 have fared on the gridiron

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday update

Ok, lets get this out of the way first. Matthew has not been arrested. I know there are several reports out there saying a Matthew Stafford was arrested, but that was another person. So before anyone gets carried away with this story let's end it before it begins.

Matthew has finally updated his NameDrop blog. - Manning, Brees validate Lions' pick - Notebook (Knee surgery update)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Linehan: 'He did it the right way'

Scott Linehan, the Lions' offensive coordinator talked to's Dan Graziano about Matthew's rookie season. He mades some interesting comments such as, "We felt pretty confident we picked a guy we could lean on for years and years to come," and "as he[Stafford] goes, the Lions will go." I think that shows just the kind of expectations and confidence that the Lions have in Matthew. - Linehan to coach QBs

According to Jennie Averbook, a member of the AXE marketing team, AXE Hair Tab will have a Hair Action Challenge with Matthew at Super Bowl XLIV. It will start on Wednesday, Feb 3rd at the AXE Lounge.

Sean Yuille, managing editor of Pride of Detroit, will be interviewing Matthew in the near future, and he's asking people to submit questions that you would like him to ask.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Stafford still hopeful, optimistic - Lions QB Matthew Stafford chats with Mitch Albom - Mark Sanchez has spotlight, but Matthew Stafford will shine in time
Crain's Detroit Business - The Money List: Detroit's top-paid pro athletes

I'm not really a trading card enthusiast, but I came across these sites and thought some of you would be interested.
Upper Deck (Rookie card portfolio)
Panini America

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stafford's development in 2010 is 'critical' for Lions - Matthew Stafford will only be better next season - Lions confident that Matthew Stafford can live up to No. 1 potential - Not much separates Stafford, Sanchez except winning - Records for first-year quarterbacks - Comment rebuttal: You can't downplay Matthew Stafford's big day for Lions vs. Browns

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Stafford's knee rehab is going well

Matthew was a guest on the Mitch Albom Show yesterday, and he talked about a few things. He said his knee is feeling much better, that he's still promoting AXE Hair products, and that he will be down in Miami for the Super Bowl. Click here to listen to the entire interview. - Stafford on his rehab: It's gonna be fine - Lions QB Matthew Stafford: Glad for experience
Crain's Detroit Business - Stafford showed promise when not out with injuries
Daily Tribune - After a small step in 2009, Lions must take a giant leap forward this year - Free Press final grades for the Lions
The Oakland Press - CAPUTO: Trajectory of Matthew Stafford and Jim Schwartz will determine Detroit Lions' future

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hanging out in California

Not much to report since the season is over, but there is a tidbit. Matthew was in California on Friday, so we'll probably see some promotional stuff from one of his corporate sponsors soon.

Impromptu twitterazzi (Did I just make a word up?) Brandon Howard ran across Matthew on Rodeo Drive yesterday. - GM Martin Mayhew will try all paths to improve Lions - The Press Box Podcast: Play of Lions' rookies supplies hope, evidence of improvement

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thursday update

According to Keith Garcia, a sound engineer for, Matthew is going to be working with him today. Here's Matthew at their studio.

ESPN - GM Martin Mayhew says Lions' rookie class isn't good yet
ESPN - Lions GM: Results unacceptable - Press Conference Audio: Jim Schwartz 1-4-10 (He starts talking about Matthew around the 29:45 mark) - Who's No. 2 behind Stafford? Don't sweat it -- yet
ESPN - Rewind'09: Air and Space

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Stafford, Lions rookies a bright spot

The year is only six days old and Gary in Goshen, Ind., has probably already won the Stupid Question of the Year Award. His question: "Is it time for the Lions to look for another quarterback after Matthew Stafford's first season?" - Record-Breaking NFL Moments of 2009 - Lions rookies are bright spot in woeful season
ESPN - NFC North Team Wrap-ups

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

'It was a good rookie year'

The 2009 season has only just ended, and I'm already ready for next season. I think Matthew is going to make a huge improvement his second season. He told the media on Monday that he thought that he had a good rookie year. I agree. There were very few highlights, but I think the experience and knowledge that he acquired this past year will help him a lot next season. - Stafford: 'It was a good rookie year' - Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford says Lions aren't 'too far' from being solid NFL team - Offseason will be Significant for Lions' Health - Kid gloves must come off of Stafford - Lions predictions for 2010: No sophomore slumps for Matthew Stafford, Louis Delmas
Yahoo! Sports - The nine best games of the 2009/2010 NFL regular season