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(Sportige)   On one hand, Matthew Stafford is the present and future of the Detroit Lions. On the other, he is 1-of-23 in games against teams with a winning record   (sportige.com) divider line 9
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2013-06-23 12:34:33 PM
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2012 season:

Win against Rams 27-23
Loss against 49ers 19-27
Loss against Titans 41-44
Loss against Vikings 13-20
Win against Eagles 26-23
Loss against Bears 7-13
Win against Seahawks 28-24
Win against Jaguars 31-14
Loss against Vikings 24-34
Loss against Packers 20-24
Loss against Texans 31-34
Loss against Colts 33-35
Loss against Packers 20-27
Loss against Cardinals 10-38
Loss against Falcons 18-31
Loss against Bears 24-26

Offensive points scored: 372
Defensive points allowed: 437

They only had one single-digit point game and were never shut out.
Kinda hard to win when you're posting an average of 21 points per game but your defense is allowing an average of 25 points per game being scored against you.
2013-06-23 11:27:26 AM
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Following up (and I am not subby, btw.):  Among all QBs in the NFL - active and historical - Stafford has the top avg yards per game.

He's top 40 in pass completion % all time.

He is 18th all-time in percentage of passing plays in which he is sacked... undoubtedly he has something to do with that, but it says more about the quality of the players and coaches around him than it does of him.

My call is that he is a substantially above avg QB who plays on a crappy team.
2013-06-23 03:47:03 PM
1 votes:
Stafford is the least of the Loins problems.

Bad ass-end of the defense, terrible STs, no decent run game, and a line that isn't all that good at anything, but is a lot worse at run blocking than pass blocking.

I don't think they're 11 wins good, and I also don't think they're 4 wins bad. I'd say around 9-7 is expected this year. Their coach is a putz but he's got them going in the right direction.
2013-06-23 03:25:09 PM
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bronyaur1: A bad QB is improved by a great WR, but how much better did Cutler get in 2012 with the addition of Brandon Marshall?  Answer:  his stats got worse in 2012.


This is the greatest myth in sports. WRs do not make QBs. QBs make WRs. If the reverse was true Arizona would be QB HoF factory.

That being said a QB rating of 80 is the 'Mendoza Line' for the NFL. Worse than that and you should be cut. However the new rules are raising that bar so it's really about 85 or maybe 90. Stafford has shown he can win and put up good numbers, and has a QB rating that says he's not the primary problem on the Lions.

His rating would go up if he wasn't constantly throwing to win the game because his defense sucks. A good defense will do more for a QB than any set of WRs. Rather than throwing into a pass-ready defense while down in the 4th quarter, he could be throwing easy passes from the lead. Also not throwing INTs because he knows a punt = TD with his crap defense.

You could swap him & Romo and nothing would change for either team. 
Swap him with Flacco and his numbers would improve immediately.
2013-06-23 01:18:25 PM
1 votes:
Choking in games against real teams? You can take the Dawg out of UGA, but you can't take the UGA out of the Dawg.
2013-06-23 01:04:08 PM
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bronyaur1: My call is that he is a substantially above avg QB who plays on a crappy team.


He's an average QB who throws to a substantially above avg WR.

Thing is, average is average.  He's neither a strength nor a liability.  The Lions' losses aren't on him any more than his gaudy passing stats are his own doing.
2013-06-23 12:28:04 PM
1 votes:
He's a top ten talent without a doubt. shiatty coaching, ownership, and executives will ruin yet another player. Plus, you get to hear the announcers talk about his arm slots all game, every game.

/they're only an OT, DE, two LBs, and an entire secondary away from competing.
2013-06-23 12:04:59 PM
1 votes:

bronyaur1: Following up (and I am not subby, btw.):  Among all QBs in the NFL - active and historical - Stafford has the top avg yards per game.

He's top 40 in pass completion % all time.

He is 18th all-time in percentage of passing plays in which he is sacked... undoubtedly he has something to do with that, but it says more about the quality of the players and coaches around him than it does of him.

My call is that he is a substantially above avg QB who plays on a crappy team.

wasted too many throws on headcase Titus Young.

I still contend Titus Young THREW the game against Green Bay last year.... he dropped a TON of catches early in that game, before he started running the wrong routes and lining up in the wrong place. Had one or two of those catches been made, the Lions might have won that game.

The Lions will be a much better team without Young sabotaging them this upcoming season.
2013-06-23 11:39:28 AM
1 votes:
Brad Johnson and Daunte Culpepper played lights out with Randy Moss.

Stafford is Megatron's QB. His stats are inflated.
 
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