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." - Lions' offense, led by Matthew Stafford and Jahvid Best, has big plans - Matthew Stafford is ready for the regular season - and the Browns agree - IN-DEFENSE-ABLE - 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 - Highlights and lowlights
SideLion Report - Matthew Stafford Will Have to Earn What Mark Sanchez Has Been Given
The Windson Star - Lions offence shows teeth - Lions camp report: Key imports should help Detroit - Preseason reveals the good and the bad for the 2010 Lions - Photo gallery - 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. - Game Center - Matthew Stafford: Stafford stays on point vs. Browns - 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 - Lions rally for victory, but there is plenty not to like

Saturday, August 28, 2010

What to watch for during Lions vs. Browns - Browns vs. Lions: 10 things to watch
Morning Sun - A couple things to look from the Lions today - Lions O-line is prepped to protect the Matthew Stafford - 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 - Stafford ready for a major step - Lions Training Camp: Matthew Stafford - Stafford faces team that gave him '09 moment of glory
CBS - Video - NFL Training Camp: Detroit Lions - 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. - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 8-25-10 - Matthew Stafford excited to be a Lion
Morning Journal - Stafford stepping up - Dan Miller on WZAM: Critics of starting Matthew Stafford last season proven wrong - Rapid reports - Can Matt Stafford take the Lions to the next level? - Lions coach Jim Schwartz wants more incompletions, fewer sacks from Matthew Stafford - Q&A with Matthew Stafford
USA Today - Breakout players: Which NFL stars will emerge this season?
ESPN - Matthew Stafford and the second-year jump - Play of Matthew Stafford, defensive line reasons to guzzle Lions Kool-Aid in preseason - Photos: Lions practice - 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 - Fan walks from U.P. to Lions headquarters - Lions Fan Walks 400 Miles To Team - 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. - Game Center: Lions 25, Broncos 20
Victoria Advocate - Stafford and Co. shine, while Lions' secondary stumbles - Drew Stanton gives Lions win after Matthew Stafford, starters shine early vs. Broncos - Offense impresses as Lions beat Broncos - Photos: Lions vs. Broncos - Matthew Stafford-Calvin Johnson TD a 'pretty special' highlight of win
FOX Sports - Saturday's NFL preseason roundup - Matthew Stafford: Stafford moves Lions offense vs. Broncos - Photo gallery: Lions vs. Broncos
FOX Sports Detroit - Breaking down the Lions' preseason victory at Denver - Lions at Broncos Preseason Photo Gallery, 8-21-10 - 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 - Lions QB Stafford’s Mechanics Much Improved - Lions' offense takes a walk on the wild(cat) side
FOX Sports Detroit - Lions Insider: Stafford looks to build on preseason opener - Lions move out of NFL's dark shadows, gain legitimacy - NFL Sirius: Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson (7:07) - Photo gallery: Lions training camp - Lions look sharp in seven-on-seven drill - Photo gallery: Lions practice - What can Stafford do in second season? - 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. - Matthew Stafford a highlight of Lions' exhibition opener
Sporting News - Greatness could become norm for Stafford, Lions - Lions' Jim Schwartz likes Matthew Stafford's play - Chat with NFL analyst Pat Kirwan who visited the Lions today
FOX Sports Detroit - Monday's Lions Report: Translating first preseason game into numbers - 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. - Game Center - It's Stafford's team? He's cool with that - Lions' Matthew Stafford sharp, D-line stout in loss to Steelers - Lions lose rain-soaked preseason opener to Steelers; Matthew Stafford plays three series - Schwartz Pleased with His Starters - NFLTA Video: Lions vs. Steelers highlights - Lions show some flashes before rain comes
FOS Sports - Roethlisberger sits; Stafford shines - Tiki Barber predicts nine wins for Lions
The Day - NFL preseason roundup - Matthew Stafford's smirk, swagger still on display, to Lions' delight - Lions' optimism rising with the maturation of Matthew Stafford

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stafford sharp during practice - Stafford sharp - Media Session Video: Matthew Stafford, 08-11-10 - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- August 11, 2010 - 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 - Sizzling practice for Lions QB Stafford - Lions building NFL legitimate team with Matthew Stafford, Ndamukong Suh - Media Session Video: Jim Schwartz, 08-09-10
Victoria Advocate - Lions ready to shift into overdrive - Lions faithful treated to comedy, precision - Lions' red zone offense showing life - 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 - 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 - 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. - Fans flock to Ford Field to see Lions practice - Fans get look at Lions in Ford Field practice - Gallery: Detroit Lions Uncaged! at Ford Field - Gallery: Lions open practice for fans - Postcard from camp: Lions - Lions offense gets a facelift - 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 - Practice report
ESPN - Lions camp Day 2: Meanwhile ... - Rapid Reports - Practice photos - Video: Stafford and Peterson on Suh Reporting - Lions won't regret investing millions in Ndamukong Suh, Matthew Stafford - Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew on track to be big part of offense - 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 - Nate Burleson talks big, dreams big about receivers
Dawg Post - Bobo's New Appreciation - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- August 3, 2010 - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 8-3-10

Monday, August 2, 2010

Like 'Magic'

FOX Sports Detroit - Lions Insider: QB Stafford has 'Magic' touch - Veteran quarterback Shaun Hill doesn't mind playing backup to Lions' Matthew Stafford - Lions Offense (Nearly) Ready To Roar - Lions' Jahvid Best jumps at chances - 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. - Matt Stafford confident and in charge for Lions camp opener - Lions QB Matthew Stafford stands out in off-season - Lions will be worth watching
Daily Tribune - Lions open camp seeking to establish a new identity - winners - Lions' hopes rest on O-line's consistency - Rapid Reports
Roar Report - First Day of Lions Camp: Photo Gallery - Play of the day - Stat Boy - Chris Cooley and Four Other Players to Win Your League - Post-Practice Video: Matthew Stafford, 7-31-10 (1:23) - Post-Practice Quote Sheet: QB Matthew Stafford 07-31-10 - Post-Practice Quote Sheet: Jim Schwartz, 07-31-10 - Training Camp Photo Gallery -- July 31, 2010