Matthew Stafford “healthy and good to go”

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford got dinged a couple of times on Monday night and left the game for one play in the third quarter, but none of the aches and pains are going to miss a game for the first time since 2010.

Stafford stayed in the game after getting kicked in the left leg and took a play off after a shot to the sternum from Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams, but said on WJR Tuesday that all is well physically heading into Week Two.

“I’m doing OK,” Stafford said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I’m feeling healthy and good to go.”

Stafford said he felt “lucky” to avoid a more serious leg injury and needs to get the “ball out probably a little bit quicker” to avoid hits like the one he took from Williams.

Stafford was 27-of-46 for 268 yards, a touchdown and four interceptions in the 48-17 loss to the Jets. Setting injury worries aside should provide more time to focus on fixing everything else that went wrong in that outing.

20 responses to “Matthew Stafford “healthy and good to go”

  1. Stafford got beat to hell in that game, kept getting up, didn’t get the calls like the other QBs were getting fornroughing the passer. If one of the “NFL chooses ones” were getting hit the yellow would have been flying

  2. He had a dreadful game. He is not a bad QB. This was a fluke and they will move on. The bigger question is why wasn’t that lineman flagged for such a clear illegal hit? Not even close really and I’m not sure how a referee who is liking out for those kind of hits could miss it. Maybe he needs a green and yellow uniform?

  3. This game had such a weird feeling. Between the college atmosphere type feel and the screeching voice of the networks new announcer, it was a tough nigh. Stafford will be ok. This was an anomaly and a bad night.

  4. Every QB can be beat with pressure. You can’t judge Stafford based on what happened in this game, he was under incredible pressure. The alarming thing is the regression of the Detroit offense. Patricia looks like he’s in way over his head.

  5. The Jets have a good defense but their weakness is the pass rush. If they were able to beat up Stafford it’s going to be a long tough season for him. He deserves better because he’s a good QB.

  6. waldoampere says:
    September 12, 2018 at 9:16 am

    The Jets have a good defense but their weakness is the pass rush. If they were able to beat up Stafford it’s going to be a long tough season for him. He deserves better because he’s a good QB.

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    WAS a good QB. If you watched that game on Monday, you saw someone who had a serious regression. Additionally, the Lions invested their first pick to help that offensive line. And they had a healthy full Oline to start the game. They didn’t move the ball before or after the TJ Lang injury. This is a terrible sign considering, as you correctly said, the Jets unimpressive pass rushers.

    You can’t talk about committing to the run all preseason and then not run the ball more. Additionally, you can’t have a defense calling out what gaps are going to be blocked for the running game ALL GAME LONG. Matt Stafford was brought back to life by Jim Bob Cooter, and he might be brought to death by him as well. I think the Lions screwed the pooch not replacing the OC when bringing in a new coaching regime.

  7. Good to go is a scary thought. He should pay the
    Lions to remain on the team. 0-16 coming to a town named Detroit.

  8. Based on the play of Detroit’s offensive line, I’ll be surprised if Stafford lasts the entire season. He’s responsible for throwing the 4 INTs, but getting the heck beat out of him non-stop was certainly a factor.

  9. “but none of the aches and pains are going to miss a game for the first time since 2010.”

    So the guy has played in pain for eight years and Mr. Alper guarantees he’ll be in pain for the next game too! Somebody better tell the sports books!

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