There probably aren't too many players in the NFL who would be pumped up over a trade to the Detroit Lions, but Tony Scheffler is one of the exceptions. Scheffler, who is from Chelsea, Michigan, and played football at Western Michigan, wants to help restore the roar, as he said in an interview with the Denver Post's Mike Klis.
First thing Scheffler said:
"Restore the Roar!"
"I was just talking to my brother about that,’’ Scheffler said. "It’s going to be surreal walking into that locker room and putting on those clothes for the first time."
Scheffler isn't excited to play for the Lions just because they were his favorite team growing up. He is also excited to play in Detroit because his quarterback will be Matthew Stafford.
"Just hearing Jay (Cutler) talk about him — their personalities are different but I think they’re very similar about how they play on the field,’’ Scheffler said. "I’m looking forward to playing with a young quarterback who has an arm like that."
I think I speak for all Lions fans when I say that any player who is excited to play for this team has my respect. Like I said, most players would probably cringe at hearing they were traded to the Lions, but Scheffler is excited and ready to embrace this opportunity. All I can say is welcome back home, Tony, and we all look forward to watching you help restore the roar.