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2021-01-23 7:12:20 PM  
Yea, just great...he wins Mega Millions and decides to skip out.
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See you turkeys next year.
 
2021-01-23 7:23:02 PM  
Excellent. Come to the Colts.
 
2021-01-23 7:23:53 PM  
Chargers,
Leaf left
Clayton Kershaw
L.A.
 
2021-01-23 7:51:27 PM  
Hold up. He's coming to New England.
 
2021-01-23 8:23:07 PM  
I had bets this season Lions would go 4-12 or worse. I lost with their 5-11.

Now with Stafford gone......


3-13. No better.


/80 years of sucking isnt gonna stop

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2021-01-23 8:29:56 PM  

169th Cousin: Yea, just great...he wins Mega Millions and decides to skip out.
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See you turkeys next year.


How much is that in coconuts?
 
2021-01-23 8:37:41 PM  
Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement
 
2021-01-23 8:39:33 PM  
Actually I'm glad and relieved for him. It finally dawned on Matthew Stafford that the only future he had with the Detroit Lions was a losing season and the only chance he has of getting into the playoffs is with a different football team.
 
2021-01-23 9:23:10 PM  
Hope he does well wherever he goes.  Hope the Lions can get a mid to late first round pick.

Saints?
Colts?
Steelers?
Raiders?
Rams?
 
2021-01-23 10:39:33 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Hold up. He's coming to New England.


His wife won't let him go to a cold weather city. She had enough of that years ago.
 
2021-01-23 11:47:53 PM  

Gubbo: Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement


This is exactly the case. He can't cut it under pressure. Never wins the must win games.
 
2021-01-24 12:45:35 AM  

ChrisDe: NewportBarGuy: Hold up. He's coming to New England.

His wife won't let him go to a cold weather city. She had enough of that years ago.


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2021-01-24 2:10:18 AM  

169th Cousin: Chargers,
Leaf left
Clayton Kershaw
L.A.


I think Herbert is going to be a top QB. Chargers are fine.
 
2021-01-24 3:46:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Hold up. He's coming to New England.


Did Belichick bring Patricia back to recruit Stafford? Did Stafford and Patricia get along?
 
2021-01-24 3:51:11 AM  
RIP
 
2021-01-24 4:07:32 AM  
finally removing the Stafford infection
 
2021-01-24 4:10:40 AM  
Hope he gets a good shot at the playoffs/SB with his new team.

Maybe the WFT takes a shot at him...who knows what rumors to believe.
 
2021-01-24 4:10:42 AM  
Wait, he's only 32 and has been rotting away in Detroit for only 12 years?  Seems like he has been around a lot longer than that.
 
2021-01-24 4:38:40 AM  
If Tyrod had an arm... and were given the chance white quarterbacks were given.   he'd be Matt Stafford.
 
2021-01-24 5:32:06 AM  

Igor Jakovsky: Wait, he's only 32 and has been rotting away in Detroit for only 12 years?  Seems like he has been around a lot longer than that.


When playing for the Lions every game seems like an eternity
 
2021-01-24 6:24:21 AM  
32.
We just did the old guy with poor mechanics taking too many sacks and no situational awareness thing with Cam Newton.  Stafford's a lot more accurate but doesn't run quite as well.  It would be nice to train or recruit someone who learns their fundamentals before they turn 30 is all.
 
2021-01-24 6:52:36 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: 32.
We just did the old guy with poor mechanics taking too many sacks and no situational awareness thing with Cam Newton.  Stafford's a lot more accurate but doesn't run quite as well.  It would be nice to train or recruit someone who learns their fundamentals before they turn 30 is all.


This. I get that there no bigger taboo in sports than saying the r-word, but we have to do it. Get a young QB, get real receivers and a modern TE, and keep the defense and O-line up to snuff while we do it. The fake fans and haters conveniently gloss over the fact that it took until (I think) 2007 or so before Brady & Hoodie got the all-time record of the franchise over .500. That's how far in the red we were.

\fun tangential fact, the high-water mark for franchise winning % happened in the 60s, TB got no closer than like 40 percentage points away from it
 
2021-01-24 7:16:05 AM  
Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!
 
2021-01-24 7:50:23 AM  
Matt Stafford right now:

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2021-01-24 7:53:08 AM  
Matt will always be with me
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2021-01-24 8:02:35 AM  
I don't blame him. After seeing Campbell's press conference I would have wanted out too.
 
2021-01-24 9:00:10 AM  

FriarReb98: Nana's Vibrator: 32.
We just did the old guy with poor mechanics taking too many sacks and no situational awareness thing with Cam Newton.  Stafford's a lot more accurate but doesn't run quite as well.  It would be nice to train or recruit someone who learns their fundamentals before they turn 30 is all.

This. I get that there no bigger taboo in sports than saying the r-word, but we have to do it. Get a young QB, get real receivers and a modern TE, and keep the defense and O-line up to snuff while we do it. The fake fans and haters conveniently gloss over the fact that it took until (I think) 2007 or so before Brady & Hoodie got the all-time record of the franchise over .500. That's how far in the red we were.

\fun tangential fact, the high-water mark for franchise winning % happened in the 60s, TB got no closer than like 40 percentage points away from it


That's the plan. Get Stafford and draft one of the young QBs this year (trade to get Mac Jones)

Stafford is still good enough to win and he can train the eventual starting QB that we draft
At least that's my plan. Darth Hoodie doesn't take my calls anymore.
 
2021-01-24 9:15:34 AM  

smd31: Hope he gets a good shot at the playoffs/SB with his new team.

Maybe the WFT takes a shot at him...who knows what rumors to believe.


WFT should try Heinicke, he needs receivers that can catch though.
 
2021-01-24 9:20:26 AM  
People are quick to blame Stafford, but in truth, he was never the major factor preventing the team from becoming successful, or at least he wouldn't have been if the team had been run competently. They wasted too many years simply hoping he and Megatron alone would just magically save the team (which is why he reached so many passing milestones so quickly) and never bothered really supporting him otherwise. Case in point, the lions had only 8 single game 100 yard rushing performances by a lions player during Stafford's entire 12 year career.

Honestly, hes more than capable of winning a superbowl, just not with the Lions.
 
2021-01-24 9:27:02 AM  
Stafford blows and anyone who has seen more than his stat sheet can attest to it.

I'm glad I'll never have to hear about Clayton Kershaw, Roger Staubach, and arm slots again. This dough faced loser can sail passes over some other team's receivers.
 
2021-01-24 9:45:46 AM  

kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!


Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.
 
2021-01-24 9:47:07 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.


Honestly, I think the best spot for him is the Colts. He could pickup right where Rivers left off and actually win a playoff game.
 
2021-01-24 10:02:21 AM  

AntonChigger: Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.

Honestly, I think the best spot for him is the Colts. He could pickup right where Rivers left off and actually win a playoff game.


Agreed. Indy is the choice for a championship contender in need of a quarterback.
 
2021-01-24 10:29:03 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.


Pats defense will be fine if they get the guys that sat out this year for COVID purposes.
 
2021-01-24 10:37:06 AM  

EqualOpportunityEnslaver: AntonChigger: Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.

Honestly, I think the best spot for him is the Colts. He could pickup right where Rivers left off and actually win a playoff game.

Agreed. Indy is the choice for a championship contender in need of a quarterback.


I forgot about Rivers retiring!
 
2021-01-24 10:44:16 AM  

IAmRight: Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.

Pats defense will be fine if they get the guys that sat out this year for COVID purposes.


I worry about the age and wear on Hightower, Gilmore, Chung, and the McCourty twins.  The old Belichick model wouldn't have let that happen.
On the other side I don't think people realize how stacked the offense is with the exception at QB.  Stafford would be better than nothing but I just can't with him.  Newton for all his faults was at least entertaining.
 
2021-01-24 10:55:59 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: IAmRight: Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.

Pats defense will be fine if they get the guys that sat out this year for COVID purposes.

I worry about the age and wear on Hightower, Gilmore, Chung, and the McCourty twins.  The old Belichick model wouldn't have let that happen.
On the other side I don't think people realize how stacked the offense is with the exception at QB.  Stafford would be better than nothing but I just can't with him.  Newton for all his faults was at least entertaining.


And Stafford wasn't entertaining? FARK IT IM GOIN DEEP TO MEGATRON was the only reason people watched the lions when he was first drafted.
 
2021-01-24 11:09:25 AM  

Thrakkorzog: Gubbo: Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement

This is exactly the case. He can't cut it under pressure. Never wins the must win games.


Of all the stupid things people say about Stafford, this is the stupidest. The one player in the NFL whose name is synonymous with "come back" isn't someone who has trouble with pressure.
 
2021-01-24 11:10:27 AM  

kkinnison: finally removing the Stafford infection


See, now this is the run of the mill, usual stupid stuff they say about Stafford
 
2021-01-24 11:17:45 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: kukukupo: Well, zero reason to watch the Lions anymore - they are going to be a huge ball of suck.  The good news is - Stafford can pick my new team for me.  I would imagine with the internet that I can listen to sports radio in whatever town he is traded to and I'm 99.9% sure the team will be a better franchise than the Lions!

Last year when Brady was moving on there were a couple of teams that needed an upgrade at QB and had a good defense and running game.

This year the closest thing to that for Stafford's choices seem to be Saints, Giants, and Patriots, but neither Pats or Giants really have a good defense and Giants and Saints might alrwady have their next QB.  So when things don't make sense to me I immediately think NFC East and specifically the Cowboys.


I'd say the Colts and the 49ers make the most sense. Possibly the Rams, if they're ready to move on from Goff.
 
2021-01-24 11:20:24 AM  
He certainly has some pretty good options.  Washington, the Colts, maybe Denver.
 
2021-01-24 11:26:32 AM  

meanmutton: Of all the stupid things people say about Stafford, this is the stupidest. The one player in the NFL whose name is synonymous with "come back" isn't someone who has trouble with pressure.


Getting your 4th win through a comeback during week 15 isn't indicative of a great pressure player.  His "comebacks" are absolutely meaningless.

Stafford throws to the other team at the end of games.  A lot.

The stats are all lies.  He's had the green light to sling it on a losing team for 12 years.  Any QB would have massive stats in the same situation.

He's had 12 years to prove he's the guy.  He's not.  Even judging within the context of the Lions.
 
2021-01-24 11:35:05 AM  

meanmutton: Thrakkorzog: Gubbo: Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement

This is exactly the case. He can't cut it under pressure. Never wins the must win games.

Of all the stupid things people say about Stafford, this is the stupidest. The one player in the NFL whose name is synonymous with "come back" isn't someone who has trouble with pressure.


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2021-01-24 11:40:35 AM  
Champion of the Sun Getting your 4th win through a comeback during week 15 isn't indicative of a great pressure player.  His "comebacks" are absolutely meaningless.

Didn't the Lions have about the worst defense in the league this season?  Up until the past maybe two seasons, has Detroit really had anything resembling a running game while he was there?

He's a good quarterback playing for a franchise that never seems to get their shiat together.  I'll reserve judgment until he plays for a competent organization and finds himself in some playoff games.  In the unlikely event he's terrible in that sort of situation then you might be on to something.
 
2021-01-24 11:52:22 AM  

puffy999: If Tyrod had an arm... and were given the chance white quarterbacks were given.   he'd be Matt Stafford.


With Lynn as OC, Tyrol could come to Detroit
 
2021-01-24 12:10:05 PM  

meanmutton: Thrakkorzog: Gubbo: Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement

This is exactly the case. He can't cut it under pressure. Never wins the must win games.

Of all the stupid things people say about Stafford, this is the stupidest. The one player in the NFL whose name is synonymous with "come back" isn't someone who has trouble with pressure.


But how does he get in those situations? Sure a bunch of it is bad play calling but when I see him get happy feet and not plant before the throw and not throw to the sticks on 3rd down and throw the ball side arm I know he isn't going to get it done.
 
2021-01-24 12:40:37 PM  

Thrakkorzog: meanmutton: Thrakkorzog: Gubbo: Whoever gets stafford gets a competent player, that dooms your franchise.

He's good enough for 8-8 or 9-7. Which is bad enough that you'll never won a superbowl, but just good enough that you're not gonna be looking for a replacement

This is exactly the case. He can't cut it under pressure. Never wins the must win games.

Of all the stupid things people say about Stafford, this is the stupidest. The one player in the NFL whose name is synonymous with "come back" isn't someone who has trouble with pressure.

But how does he get in those situations? Sure a bunch of it is bad play calling but when I see him get happy feet and not plant before the throw and not throw to the sticks on 3rd down and throw the ball side arm I know he isn't going to get it done.


Probably the only way in which Stafford's career in the NFL can be fairly judged is for him to play for a team other than the Detroit Lions.
 
2021-01-24 12:41:05 PM  

Botkin of the Yard: Champion of the Sun Getting your 4th win through a comeback during week 15 isn't indicative of a great pressure player.  His "comebacks" are absolutely meaningless.

Didn't the Lions have about the worst defense in the league this season?  Up until the past maybe two seasons, has Detroit really had anything resembling a running game while he was there?

He's a good quarterback playing for a franchise that never seems to get their shiat together.  I'll reserve judgment until he plays for a competent organization and finds himself in some playoff games.  In the unlikely event he's terrible in that sort of situation then you might be on to something.


In 12 years, he had 13 100 yard rushers.  In those games he is 11-2.
He had a top 10 defense one year, and they went 11-4.
One year he had 8 comeback wins, and the team only won 9 games.
Last year he was tied with Rodgers for the lowest turnover rate behind only Brady.

He has single-handedly kept them from being 2-14 bottom feeders year after year.  It is no wonder his back broke.  Without him, they probably would have gone 0-16 again.  If he played with a mildly competent organization, he would have won a whole lot more.
 
2021-01-24 12:53:02 PM  

VisualiseThis: smd31: Hope he gets a good shot at the playoffs/SB with his new team.

Maybe the WFT takes a shot at him...who knows what rumors to believe.

WFT should try Heinicke, he needs receivers that can catch though.


Honestly, that would be fine with me.

Yes, it's "only one game" and he has some durability issues, but Watson and Stafford have had injuries that knocked them out too.

/was just so excited actually watching the WFT vs Bucs game
//Heinicke definitely made it entertaining and his escapability reminded me of Tony Romo in his glory days
///3s
 
2021-01-24 1:06:23 PM  

puffy999: If Tyrod had an arm... and were given the chance white quarterbacks were given.   he'd be Matt Stafford.


Wat?  You need an arm to be a QB.
 
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