Three this were reassured to me this week. One as always Mojo is a BEAST even if the Jags are a sub par team. He now leads the NFL in rushing. Two of course is that the referees as always have a difficult job but it would be much easier if they did it correctly. Finally one of my proudest moments.....
I was on the bandwagon 2 years before the Lions drafted him. I yelled to people he's a future franchise QB and possibly the best QB that we will see in the next 4 years. Thats right Matthew Stafford I am done with the I.P suggestion. My boy Stafford is tough in the Browns game his rookie year didn't prove playing with a broken thumb didn't prove it. Or a banged up hip didn't prove well...Screw you he's tough southern texas boy tough. Talent is no question Matthew Stafford can throw with the best of them when healthy. Admist a horrbile game for the Lions Stafford went throw for throw with whom I consider the best QB playing today Drew Brees. I said prior to the game I don't need a win I just need Matt to show he can keep pace. He damn sure did that the rest of the team let him down. Stafford is a leader like all true QBs he said what was right in front of the camera but along with Dom and other Matts story has been buried but he stood up infront of his Detroit Lions team and called them out.
Accuse of a man crush if you will but Stafford is everything I knew he would be. No one can predict his 1st two seasons. If you ask me Bradford, Freeman, Sanchez,Cam,Gabbert,Ponder,LUCK. None of these guys will be better than Stafford. I think Luck can be as good but when it is said and done. We all sit back and say he has peaked Stafford at that time will be a top 5 NFL QB. Manning,Brady both retired the top 5 QBs will contain the names of Rodgers, Brees, Stafford everytime. Think I'm full of it ? Look at his stats this season. He had bad games sure while his throwing hand was injured. Not even back to %100 he put on a show vs New Orleans and nobody seen it because the rest of the roster excpet Fairley and few others failed him. He will continue to grow which is the scary part. Giant arm, A leader, Accuracy, Tough and intelligent everything Stafford needed to be he is. While I have always said I no matter what happens I will always be a Stafford fan. I feel villified before the year is even over. Deep down in my heart I can say he is the guy. I belive in him and I was right. Not everyone will be there yet but as the season winds down I can now say it. I cannont picture anything that Matthew could do that would change my mind. He's different and not cause he has long hair or his name is Matthew. He is different the same way Peyton Manning is different. He will be irreplaceable and hands down the best QB this franchise has ever seen. We will no longer compare QBs the Bobby Layne because we not only won't need a QB for years to come but because Matthew Stafford is already on pace to shatter all of his records.
Am I jumping ahead of myself. In my mind no I am not on as convinced as I was before but this season has erased all of my doubt about drafting Stafford 1st overall. I hope by seasons end everyone else can enjoy the same feeling. Knowing your lost football team has finally found THE guy. While Calvin and Suh may always be the medias target thats fine. Thats not Staffords thing anyways, He will always be there 5 days a week and more. Putting in the hours, the work and the focus to be the very best at what he does. Quiting the doubters one hit, one touchdown, one win at a time.