During an interview with 97.1 The Ticket this week, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz talked about the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl and how quarterback Matthew Stafford was not selected. Specifically, Schwartz addressed the so-called snub and remarked that although Stafford wasn't selected this year, he will likely get quite a few free trips to Hawaii in the future.
"I made one of my five-minute trips on the treadmill today and I had the TV on and I saw the Pro Bowl from Hawaii. I was a little bit disappointed for him and for us that (after) the great year he had, and all the things he did, he’s here at a Pistons game rather than being at the Pro Bowl," Schwartz said in an interview on 97.1 Thursday night when host Bob Wojnowski informed Schwartz that Stafford was at the Pistons vs. Heat game at the Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday night.
"But there’s going to be a lot of (Pro Bowls) in his future."
Schwartz went on to bring up the fact that Stafford is only 23 years old. Amazingly, as Schwartz pointed out, Tom Brady didn't do anything of note in his career until he turned 24. Stafford already has three seasons of experience and one of the greatest passing seasons in NFL history under his belt, and he won't even be 24 until Feb. 7.