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DC Gregg Williams: Matthew Stafford is ‘playing the best ball’ since coming into the league

Then Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams showered praise on two of the Lions’ biggest playmakers.

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Amazon released Season Two of their hit NFL documentary “All or Nothing” on Friday morning. The show, much like HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” gives a unique behind-the-scenes look at all of the inner workings inside an NFL franchise. But unlike “Hard Knocks,” which only deals with training camp, “All or Nothing” follows the team for the entire season.

Last year, the series followed the Arizona Cardinals. It was an enthralling look inside a legitimate Super Bowl candidate. However, this year (last season) NFL Films followed the Los Angeles Rams as they returned to LA for the first time since 1994. While the Rams’ football season wasn’t nearly as exciting the the Cardinals’ 2015 campaign, there’s reason to be interested in this season of the show as a Detroit Lions fan.

In its fourth episode, “All or Nothing” details the Week 6 matchup between the Rams and Lions. The episode starts with the Rams’ week of preparation and runs all the way through the game with highlights and on-field audio galore. As you can see, head coach Jeff Fisher was coming into Detroit with a boatload of confidence:

One of the biggest highlights from the episode was watching defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the Browns) prepare for Detroit’s high-octane offense.

Watching film back at the Rams facility late at night, Williams spoke to the cameras about Matthew Stafford. “I think he’s playing the best ball I’ve seen him play since he’s come into the league,” Williams said.

But Williams’ praise didn’t end there. He was also fascinated by Golden Tate, who had torn up the Rams in 2015 to the tune of nine catches for 60 yards and two touchdowns. “15, he keeps showing up in the slot,” Williams said. “He’s an extreme threat when he doesn’t have the ball and how he can get open. And then once he gets in open space, just has a hard time bringing him down.”

Despite Williams’ awareness of the threat he was facing, the Rams defense ended up getting completely steamrolled by Detroit’s offense. Stafford had his best statistical game of the season against the Rams, completing 23 of 31 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns. Golden Tate also had a huge game, pulling in eight catches for a career-high 165 yards and another touchdown. In the end, the Rams’ inability to stop the Lions offense caused Los Angeles to fall to Detroit 31-28.

If you’re interested in watching the segment, you can watch all of Season 2 of “All or Nothing” here. It comes free with an Amazon Prime account.

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