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? - 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 - Lions coach Jim Schwartz: Matthew Stafford now has suitable personnel - Lions hope investments pay off soon
Daily Tribune - Lions have the weapons to improve significantly in 2010 - Chris Houston on WDFN: Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan have much in common

Friday, May 21, 2010

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Jahvid Best impressed with the play of Matthew Stafford - Rapid Reports - Lions veterans reach out to rookies Ndamukong Suh and Jahvid Best - Roundup: Stafford healthy and ready for 2010 - Stafford Helped Immensely By New Teammates

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ready to lead - Matt Stafford looks ready to lead Lions - 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 - Lions QB Matthew Stafford looks extra sharp in practice - Lions' Matthew Stafford offers reminder of why there's hope - Rapid Reports - Detroit Lions look lively in morning OTA - Stafford knows what he sees in Best
Stafford: Burleson brings extra dimension to offense

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Evolution of a young Quarterback - Video: Lions coach Jim Schwartz talks about the evolution of young QB Matthew Stafford - 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 - Injured Lions showing improvement - Video: Detroit Lions OTA - 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. - 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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Matthew Stafford visits school to talk about healthy living

Matthew has partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan to combat childhood obesity. He visited a local elementary school to talk about healthy living and kicked off ACES Day by leading HOPSports exercise. He also lead kids on a fitness walk around school and participated in a pull up contest.

Jacki Halas, a Communications Specialist for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, has posted some photos of Matthew's visit to the school.

Stafford, school principal and excited kids stop walking to pose for a nice pic. #bcbsm

Elementary school child challenges Stafford to a pull up contest. #bcbsm

@bcbsmnews is thrilled to partner with Matthew Stafford to combat childhood obesity. #bcbsm

Lovely day for exercising here at @bcbsmnews Building Healthy Communities school. #bcbsm

Matthew Stafford pleased with Detroit's draft - Stafford Pleased with Detroit's First-Round Picks
Crain's Detroit Business - Marketing Matthew - QBs give local football fans reason to be fired up for '10 - Scheffler Participates in His First OTA as a Detroit Lion - Talking Texas high school football - DeAndre Levy among five who will help make or break Lions' season

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Moore on Stafford: 'That's the type of guy I want to play for' - Georgia Bulldogs Mike Moore, Matthew Stafford together again with Lions - Lions give former Matthew Stafford target a look - Lions players show why rookie camp is a good thing - Lions will likely stick with three QBs in camp
ESPN - Matthew Stafford still has a lot to prove

Matthew affects Georgia's recruiting.
ESPN - Georgia a good fit for LeMay