Matthew Stafford not counting himself out this week

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford isn’t letting injured ribs rob him of his sense of humor.

Stafford did a Zoom call with reporters on Wednesday and said that he is in a lot of pain due to the injury that knocked him out of last Sunday’s loss to the Packers. A reporter replied by saying that it looked like he was in pain based on how he was sitting during the call and Stafford made a quip referencing a memorable press conference moment involving former head coach Matt Patricia.

“I’ll work on my posture for you,” Stafford said, via Kyle Meinke of

Stafford didn’t offer a prediction about his chances of standing upright when it comes time to face the Titans on Sunday and isn’t counting anything out at this point. He did joke about wearing a pillow on his chest in order to protect his ribs from any further issues, so the mood was a light one despite the injury and the Lions’ 5-8 record.

4 responses to “Matthew Stafford not counting himself out this week

  1. This kid is tough as nails…he has played through a LOT of pain in his career. He still has one of the strongest arms in the league, and deserves better than the teams the Lions have put around him.

  2. Mathew Stafford is a tough cookie — he deserves much better from Detroit. He’d be likely heading for Canton if he were with a better organization.

  3. Living in MI, most of us always hope the Lions win something besides every 2nd or 3rd game. But they don’t. Stafford’s been a good soldier. I hope the Patriots pick him up. He may be all they need to shift into high gear again and Stafford deserves a solid second act.

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