Tuesday’s notes were filled with notes upon notes of Matthew Stafford talk, specifically as it relates to his MVP status. As it turns out, that was only the tip of the iceberg. Stafford continued to be a hot topic over the next day. Here’s just a sampling of the coverage:
- Over at The Ringer, Danny Kelly wrote a very insightful piece on how Stafford’s transformation into a dink-and-dunk quarterback with the skills to go deep has made him a top-tier quarterback.
- The Detroit Lions’ official Facebook page put together this neat 360 degree video detailing Stafford’s accomplishments over his career:
- Deadspin credits the speed of the Lions’ offense to Stafford’s resurgence. According to the site, Stafford is taking just 2.60 seconds to release the ball and the Lions are going no-huddle 29 percent of the time, compared to six percent last year.
- After the Eagles game, Darius Slay was a nominee for Clutch Performer of the Week. After the Rams game, Rafael Bush was nominated for the same award. Now it’s Matthew Stafford’s turn:
If you don’t have Twitter, you can vote for Stafford here.
- Check out the on-field audio from the Washington game in this week’s version of “Wired for Sound.”
- The Lions had two of the lowest graded players at their position in Week 7 according to Pro Football Focus: Devin Taylor and... Kyle Van Noy.
- The business aspect of the NFL can be tough on players. Eric Ebron, who was drafted the same year as Van Noy, was saddened by the trade of the Lions linebacker:
KVN— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) October 25, 2016