Matthew Stafford happy to be back in usual routine

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced on Wednesday and that marked a big change from last week.

Stafford was not on the practice field at all last week after landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list following exposure to someone who tested positive. He spent the week in a hotel room in order to isolate from his family as well, which made the days leading up to their game against the Vikings even more difficult.

The return to practice enabled Stafford to regain some normalcy and he was able to go home on Wednesday night for the first time in more than a month. Both were welcome developments for the quarterback.

“Obviously, I was able to come out and practice full today, which was awesome,” Stafford said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “And obviously, didn’t have a chance to do that last week, so it was great being out here, caught another great day of weather and had a nice practice out there, all that. So getting back to the routine is always a positive for me and really for anybody that does this job.”

With the return to normalcy, Stafford can spend some time working on cutting down on the mistakes that have hurt the team. He’s turned the ball over four times the last two weeks and threw two red zone interceptions last week, which means there’s plenty to work on ahead of Sunday’s game against Washington.

3 responses to “Matthew Stafford happy to be back in usual routine

  1. Stafford has it so good. Most fans (myself included) love the guy and assume he would have won a few championships had he played for Dallas or Philly instead of Detroit. But he’s also had it pretty easy in Detroit. In any other town his play would be scrutinized tenfold. He kind of gets a pass by the fans in Detroit. With all that said I’d love to see him play a few years with someone else just to see how he would do.

  2. supercharger says:
    November 12, 2020 at 8:23 am
    Stafford has it so good. Most fans (myself included) love the guy and assume he would have won a few championships had he played for Dallas or Philly instead of Detroit. But he’s also had it pretty easy in Detroit. In any other town his play would be scrutinized tenfold. He kind of gets a pass by the fans in Detroit. With all that said I’d love to see him play a few years with someone else just to see how he would do.
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    Agree . In Detroit he’s always been coddled by management from day one . He was given a huge rookie deal , followed up by another mega deal while other players were overlooked . No matter what he’s always been defended by management while others were not . While his numbers look good on paper his boneheaded mistakes at critical points in games has cost the Lions many key victories . Don’t let the stat sheet fool you , Stafford is just as responsible for the Lions mediocrity as everybody else in the organization . Just this past Sunday against the Vikings with a chance to get back in the game he throws into triple coverage resulting in an interception in the endzone . Seen it before just when the Lions need it the most Stafford fails to deliver .

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