Whether it's been the constant knock on Detroit for being the "bad boys" of the NFL or Matthew Stafford being overlooked all season, the Lions have been the underdog nearly all year. All we hear is the talk about Rodgers, Brady, Brees, Tebow, or Newton. I have not been able to figure out why none of these so called "experts" seem to have never even heard of Stafford before. Here the guy is having one of the ALL TIME great seasons and if your not a Lion's fan you probably have no idea. The fact is that Matt is quickly becoming the next elite NFL quarterback. Haters can say what they want. Neither Rodgers or Brees played at this level this early in their careers. They were not even close. Same goes with players like Elway, Aikman, Favre and others. Wait I forgot, Stafford's got CJ to throw the ball to. That does not seem to hurt Joe Montana's image though. All he had was some dude named Jerry fucking Rice. Not so long ago a smashmouth defense was celebrated. Hell it was even revered. Joe Greene, Lawrenve Taylor, Ronnie Lott, and many others are considered among the best defenders to ever play the game. Even today fans speak of them as legends. (and rightfully so.) Nowadays, players and teams of this nature are considered to be "dirty " players by the league. If I had it my way the bad boys would have never left Detroit in the first place. Detroit is a gritty city. Detroit is hardcore. Tell me why shouldn't our Lions be?
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