Thursday, April 29, 2010

Offseason Training Activities dates - Minicamp and OTA dates - It's 1-800-CALL-MATT - In NFL draft, Lions build on foundation started last year
Dallas Morning News - Matthew Stafford and Ryan Mallett: Two NFL top picks? - NFL Films Presents: Tough Guys

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Former UGA WR Mike Moore excited to join Stafford in Detroit

Former Georgia WR Mike Moore posted on his Twitter account that he has signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent. He will be reuniting with Matthew, so their familiarity should make things interesting. Here's an interview that he did with Ryan Steck of Detroit Lions Talk. He will also be doing an on-air interview with Ryan on Wednesday.

In addition to DT Ndamukong Suh and RB Jahvid Best, the Lions also drafted CB Amari Spievey, T Jason Fox, DE Willie Young and WR Tim Toone. - Detroit Lions draft offensive tackle Jason Fox with fourth-round pick

According to EA Sports, Matthew was given the highest throwing power ranking, a 97, in Madden NFL 11.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Matthew Stafford throws to Jimmy Kimmel's sidekick during training camp

Guillermo, of Jimmy Kimmel Live, went through the Lions' training camp with hilarious results.

Lions bring in more help for Stafford

The first round of the 2010 NFL Draft is in the books, and the Detroit Lions drafted former Nebraska DT Ndamukong Suh and California RB Jahvid Best. This means another fast weapon on the offensive side of the ball to help keep pressure off of Matthew, and hopefully Suh is as good as advertised and provides some help on defense so the offense won't have to play from behind every week.

DetNews - Lions get Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best in first round
ESPN - Inside Lions-Vikings intra-division trade - More pressure on Suh than Stafford - Suh Eager to Get to Detroit - Lions Trade Up to Get RB Jahvid Best - Lions cut ties with horrid past in drafting Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best
IGN - An Early Peek Into Madden NFL 11's Quarterback Ratings

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stafford 'leading Detroit out of its perpetual wilderness'

I liked that quote from this Book of Odds article.

Oakland Press - A healthy Stafford brings optimism
DetNews - Matthew Stafford has Lions' respect; Joey Harrington did not - Tony Scheffler admits Lions' interest surprised him, too
National Football Post - Stafford’s stash
DetNews - Lions hoping new CB Houston can cause some problems - Lions QB Matthew Stafford not 100%, but throwing - SEC Football by the Numbers

Inside the Lions' schedule - Lions open 2010 regular season on road against NFC North rival Chicago Bears - INSIDE THE NFL
ESPN - Detroit Lions schedule analysis
Park Cities People - Stafford Coming Home Nov. 21
Oakland Press - WITH VIDEO: Lions QB Matthew Stafford finally feeling healthy after last year's abuse - Lions' Matthew Stafford still not 100 percent, says Tony Scheffler gives him confidence - NFL schedule released: Lions open next season in Chicago
Boston Herald - Lions QB Matthew Stafford healthy enough to throw and run
Winnipeg Free Press - Lions quarterback Stafford happy with his health and team's off-season additions

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stafford healthy enough; throwing at OTAs

On Monday, the Detroit Lions held a Meet-and-Greet for season ticket holders, and Matthew was on hand to mingle with the fans. Here're some photos and video from the event.

The Lions 2010 schedule has been released.

Stamford Advocate - Lions QB Stafford healthy enough to throw and run - Lions QB Matthew Stafford recovering, makes all the throws at OTA - Lions' Matthew Stafford still not 100 percent
DetNews - Lions' Matthew Stafford likes 'another big target' in Tony Scheffler
Sports Fans Live - Lions QB Matthew Stafford happy with help he has
DetNews - Stafford, Linehan "really excited" about Scheffler trade - Lions need to keep meeting, greeting best customers
Dallas Morning News - Highland Park QB Matthew Stafford was a No. 1 pick, and so was ...
Dallas Morning News - See the list: Top 10 Dallas-area NFL athletes drafted since 1990
Victoria Advocate - Lions players, staff assess team's 2010 prospects
DetNews - Lions deal Ernie Sims for tight end Tony Scheffler
Fantasy Guru - Scheffler another weapon for the promising Stafford

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Unlike with Stafford, no consensus pick for the Lions this year...yet

Just a short update since I haven't been able to for a few days. Work and med school applications have taken over every minute of my life.

With the draft coming up shortly, I think we will be seeing a lot of looking back to last year's draft, and Matthew will surely be a topic of conversation. I'll try to take some time off to update the blog should anything interesting arise.

DetNews - Unlike last year with Stafford, no consensus pick for the Lions
Associated Press - NFL Draft's Best #1 Picks Since 2000
DetNews - Lions shouldn't need much help choosing their top draft pick
Dallas Morning News - Is there another Matthew Stafford waiting in the wings at Highland Park?

I usually don't post links to Bleacher Report because most of the drivel there is posted by unobjective homers, but this is a good read so I made an exception.

DetNews - Jimmy Fallon wants the Lions to draft Suh, too

Former Nebraska DT and current NFL draft prospect Ndamukong Suh, talks with Jimmy Fallon about meeting Matthew. If you remember, Matthew was a guest on Fallon's show last year and did some football skeet shooting.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Stafford at the Masters

According to the Athens Banner-Herald's Twitter page, Matthew is hanging out the Masters this weekend. - Draft look back - Stafford will play in Dallas in 2010 - Burleson Weighs in on New Team, Stafford and Johnson - Lions needs: For encore, a second year of draft hits
Yahoo! Sports - TE prospect adept at overcoming obstacles - Stadium flashback: High school highs - McCoy hits the field (5:06)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Researching a No. 1 pick

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, but except for a few Twitter posts stating that Matthew did an interview in Dallas this weekend, there has been nothing to report. Plus, I've been applying to medical school, and that has been taxing to say the least. Wish me luck in getting accepted. - Research is top priority for teams picking No. 1

The preseason schedule has been announced. I think it's safe to say that we'll only see Matthew take a few snaps during the preseason. At least I hope so. - Lions' Jim Schwartz wouldn't bet against Tim Tebow

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