Four interceptions by Matthew Stafford hasn’t caused Lions coach Jim Schwartz to rethink his decision to start the rookie on Thanksgiving.
“No second thoughts at all,” Schwartz said Friday. “Him throwing the interceptions had nothing to do with his
Stafford looked to be in pain late in the game, and Troy Aikman of Fox was critical of Schwartz for playing Stafford after Detroit fell behind 34-12. Schwartz said the kid felt “no ill effects” of playing.
It’s hard to be too critical of Schwartz here, especially after applauding Stafford for playing through pain at the end of the Browns game. The result was different Thursday, but provided a learning experience for Stafford. And that’s what this Lions season is mostly about.
The Lions have found their quarterback. (Now they just need more players to help him.)