The Lion has reunited with his cubs.
As Jeremy explained, the Staffords have had a rough time lately. Matthew Stafford has spent the last week in quarantine after having close contact with a non-team member who tested positive for COVID-19. That means spending time away from family, friends, and coaches.
His wife Kelly reacted to the news on social media saying the family had tested negative for the virus, but they were still feeling the stress of it. Then, on top of that, the Staffords’ two-year-old daughter Hunter fell from a high chair and suffered a concussion.
“So here I was with zero family around, panicking about hunter and realizing NO neighbors would come over because everyone thought we had covid,” Kelly wrote in an Instagram post this past weekend.
Matthew addressed his situation earlier in the weekend, saying he understands the quarantine protocols.
“Doesn’t make it easy, but everyone in the league is doing it. I just hate being away from my family. Finish a practice, finish a game, go hug my daughters, hug my wife. That’s what sometimes makes it worth for me, and not being able to see them and hang with them has been really tough.”
With all that in mind, the video Kelly posted today of Matthew’s reunion with his sweet daughters was all the more touching.
Melts my cold icy heart. And onto the rest of your notes.
- According to Fox Sports, the Lions are dropping passes at the worst rate in the league halfway through the season. Mlive.com’s Benjamin Raven explains.
- Washington quarterback Alex Smith is making his first start since his horrific 2018 injury against the Lions this Sunday. The Detroit Free Press’ Dave Birkett explains how he’s an inspiration, even to his opponents.
- That’s somethin’.
CB Amani Oruwariye doesn't have an INT in 2020 but that doesn't mean he hasn't gotten his hands on the ball— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) November 12, 2020
Forced Incompletion Rate by year:
2019 - 4.5% (T-120th out of 136 CBs)
2020 - 17.6% (15th out of 115 CBs)
He has 282 Coverage snaps without allowing a TD (6th-most) pic.twitter.com/xVZnaCgcHk
- Pass protecting extraordinaire Kerryon Johnson may be getting back to carrying the ball. “Getting to run the ball again was really nice so I was pretty stoked about that.”
- Jesse Spector for Deadspin urges the league to cancel the Lions’ Thanksgiving game. I thought he was gonna say because they’re usually hard to watch, but he went another direction.