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Lions notes: What NFL writers are saying about Matthew Stafford’s new contract

Everyone wanted to weigh in on Matthew Stafford’s new contract. Here is a sampling of those takes.

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  • I can’t believe I’m doing this, but FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd believes that Stafford is worth every penny that the Lions give him:

  • The team at Yahoo! Sports blog Shutdown Corner gave all of their collective thoughts on the Stafford deal, ranging from “there’s no chance the Lions are better off without Stafford” to “this kind of deal will make it difficult for the Lions to build a true contender around Stafford.”

  • Our virtual friends at Good Morning Football shared their opinions on the matter. Peter Schrager called it a “hometown discount” compared to what Stafford would have seen on the free agency market:

  • To all of those saying that Stafford cannot carry the team or take it to the next level, I present the following information:

  • For the occasion, the Detroit Lions put together a video of Stafford’s best Wired for Sound moments, and it is just as good as you think it will be:

  • Alright, enough talk about Matthew Stafford. Let’s get to the real meat and potatoes of the Detroit Lions: Backup quarterback Jake Rudock! He’s killing it in the preseason:

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