Third-year wide receiver Kenny Golladay has reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the second year in a row.
As Pro Bowl votes trickle in, many argue the young receiver is deserving of a trip to Orlando after totaling 1,008 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games this season. He’s currently leading the league receiving touchdowns.
.@kgxix is just the fifth player in team history to record a 1,000-yard season with at least 10 touchdowns.— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 9, 2019
NOTEBOOK: Kenny Golladay notches second consecutive 1,000-yard season » https://t.co/hv3UNLNL9h@PlanetFitness #OnePride pic.twitter.com/mRR1Lmp4da
Last year, Golladay reached the 1,000-yard mark against the Buffalo Bills in 14 games. From 2018:
#Lions WR @kgxix has eclipsed 1,000 yards on the season, the first 1,000-yard campaign of his career. He joins Calvin Johnson, Golden Tate and Marvin Jones Jr. as the only players to have 1,000+ yards with QB Matthew Stafford.#OnePride— Greg Maiola (@Gom1094) December 16, 2018
Golladay joins just 40 other wide receivers in NFL history to have at least two 1,000-yard seasons in his first three years.
In what’s otherwise been a gloomy season, it’s nice to see someone shine.
And onto the rest of your notes:
- “Patricia and Quinn have failed. The task has proven too big for them.” Bob Wojnowski from The Detroit News argues why team owner Martha Ford should consider letting the pair go.
- Meanwhile, Chris Burke with The Athletic takes a look at the role of faith. “If they’re right, one day we’ll all look back on these 2018 and ’19 seasons as the means to an end — ugly blips that set the stage for an extended, storied run. If they’re wrong, what this season has become won’t build anything other than a bridge from one regime to another.” Subscription required.
- David Blough did get a little shred of credit from NFL.com’s “What We Learned from Sunday’s Week 14 Games”, saying he “did maintain poise despite being sacked five times and playing from behind the entire game, which is certainly impressive considering he was thrown into the mix just last week.” I wouldn’t read the rest of it..... Including the Seahawks recap. “What were the Lions thinking when they traded away Quandre Diggs to Seattle for nickels on the dollar?”
- Guhhhhh who is chopping onions in here? Kelly Stafford posted on her Instagram a video of Matthew surprising her with his “My Cause, My Cleats” pick — the Acoustic Neuroma Association in honor of his wife’s battle with a brain tumor.
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We have a lot going on right now.. just like everybody else during the holidays. I realized about a week and a half ago, Matthew didn’t ask me about the design of his “my cause my cleats” .. I was worried he had forgot completely about the campaign with everything going on. I was wrong. Seeing these cleats brought back so many feelings of everything we endured through my brain surgery.. but we did it together and watching this video reminded me how much we’ve grown with one another. I love the man my husband is. I’m so thankful for everything he does for me, my family, and everyone who knows him. Thank you Matthew. Thank you for everything. #staffordstrong #anwarrior
- OK! Something I actually wanna hear about - six players weigh in on their favorite breakfast foods. Each week Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press picks something to ask the players about to give you an insight as to who they are.
- And also, this is a thing.
#Lions RB Bo Scarbrough (@starbo06) trails only RB Billy Sims (539) for the most rushing yards through a player's first 4 career games in @Lions history.— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) December 8, 2019
He joins Sims as the only players in Lions history to rush for 55+ yards in each of their first 4 career games.#OnePride pic.twitter.com/AqanCyyHm7