Michael Brockers: Matthew Stafford is a “level up” over Jared Goff

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Rams coach Sean McVay can’t talk about quarterback Matthew Stafford until March 17, when the trade that brings him to L.A. from Detroit becomes official. Rams players can say whatever they want.

Defensive lineman Michael Brockers recently told TMZ.com that there’s a clear difference between Stafford and Jared Goff.

30 responses to “Michael Brockers: Matthew Stafford is a “level up” over Jared Goff

  1. Ouch. I know people will say “he’s just saying the truth” or voicing his opinion but this accomplishes nothing for your team. I miss the days when people realized that everyone’s a person and that trashing a dude who did his best for the team on his way out the door does no one any good.

  2. Barry Sanders only one playoff game. You can’t hold playoff games won against Lion players.

  3. Winning a playoff game would be a level up for Stafford. But of course he is in no way responsible for the Lions failure to do so in his time there.

  4. Stafford is the first guy in, the last guy out, tough as nails, makes every throw and his teammates universally LOVE him. Unless you think calvin johnson and barry sanders were bad based on their playoff record, don’t stick it on Stafford either. There is a reason the rams went up in odds for the superbowl, and a reason they are now favorites to win their division. Its the same reason the lions are now likely to be picking in the top 4 next year again.

  5. If Stafford stays healthy the Rams will win their division this year and I don’t think it will even be close… like by 3 games at least.

  6. When the Rams inevitably go 7-9 but Stafford throws for 40 touchdowns and throws for 4 thousand yards all I will be forgiven.

  7. 32 year Lions fan here. Can’t wait to watch Stafford get a ring or two….

  8. When the Rams inevitably go 7-9 but Stafford throws for 40 touchdowns and throws for 4 thousand yards all I will be forgiven but Matt stafford will be Joe Montana outside of Detroit, according to the media

  9. I’ve never understood why Stafford has gotten a pass on his career…Detroit drafted him because he was a ‘can’t miss’ QB…Josh Allen was deemed a bust after playing in his 1st 4 games…Barry Sanders never had a decent QB when he played, so that argument really isn’t a fair comparison…there’s a difference between getting fantasy stats and winning…

  10. Goff did take his team to a Super Bowl. Just saying. Not sure why people dump on the guy.

  11. Stafford and the Rams will not win the division. Period. Stafford is a great person, but doesn’t have that “it” factor! Stafford had Calvin and the #4 defense in the league in 2014 and couldn’t win the division or a playoff game. The Rams at in fir a rude awakening

  12. Not a Lions fan but watched Stafford over the years. I watched him take an absolute beating reminiscent of OBs in the 60s and 70s and still lead his teams to several playoff appearances and multiple regular season comeback wins. From what I can gather, all of his teammates respected and admired his ability, toughness, and refusal to throw anyone under the bus. Time will tell whether he truly is an upgrade but I think the Rams took a reasonable risk considering all the circumstances. And Brockers, who normally doesn’t say ANYTHING, weighed in with a positive endorsement, which counts for something

  13. Matthew Stafford is nothing more than an average QB who has never won a playoff game. Matthew Stafford wasted the best WR in the NFL. Blocker should do his research before talking down a former teammate. Matthew Stafford could not lift the Lions and won’t do any better with the Rams. Goff took the Rams to the NFC North title, NFC Champions, and SB.
    Good defenses are no longer fooled by McVay’s offense and it won’t be any different Stafford.

  14. This guy Brockers talks a lot. No need to take anything he says too seriously. He probably sees his career coming to an end, and is hoping for a job in the media. Funny, I never hear Aaron Donald running his mouth.

  15. Good news is Stafford can throw another INT to JJ Watt again since they’re in the same division together.

  16. Matthew Stafford is nothing more than stronger arm Kirk Cousins… Stats but no wins! Matthew Stafford gets his back or something hurt every year.

  17. Ram’s fans and players will love Stafford until he throws a couple of bad interceptions, which he will. Or, until a bad pass on a key drive costs them a game. Or, until he gets hurt again, which he will. I’ve watched Stafford for a long time and while he is a very good player and is one tough dude, he alone won’t make the Rams world champions…..

  18. Wasn’t the lions D top 3 when Stafford led lions lost to Romo’s cowboys in 1st round?

  19. Come on dude,that’s cold. Goff took you to the playoffs more than once,and to the Super Bowl. Don’t trash him now,especially when Stafford hasn’t proven anything to you yet.

  20. 2020 nfc west final standings will flip in 2021. Niners,cards,Seattle,lambs. Swap lambs and Seattle if Wilson is gone. Anxious to see the lambs final roster after all the cuts to get under the cap

  21. There are no “levels” – that’s too simplistic. Nose accurate to say there are things each qb does welll. Stafford is a spectacular gunslinger that wins games with his arm, but also loses some with pick sixes. Goff is great with timing and accuracy. He can bring a team to the highest level, but needs good players around him.

    As a lions fan I hop the rams don’t win a game, but if they get close i will pull for the Rams over anybody. Stafford made lions football fun for 12 years, and Detoit will not forget that.

  22. It’s a push. They both can win if they have a running game and good defense. Stafford never had a legit running game.

  23. How come qbs are judged on wins and losses, until they go to a new team. All we ever heard from the so called experts is Stafford cant beat good teams, he loses when the game really counts. Now he is going to a new team and they all crown him as the next coming. Lets see just how he does in a new offense again, and against new teams twice a year. Not saying he wont be great, just not going to crown him til i see him win a few games that matter. As far as Geoff goes, we shall see what happens with a new set of coaches, znd a new system, maybe its a win win for everyone

  24. M Stafford is my favorite QB of all time!! Wait until you’re down and there is 90 seconds or less on the clock and watch how many incredible throws he makes to put the team in FG range or they score a TD!!! Then you’ll realize just how clutch, how valuable he really is!!

  25. When 90% of your comebacks are against non playoff teams and 90% of your key interceptions were? Too early to crown his a#*

    – Dennis Green

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    clk55amg36 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:50 am
    Matthew Stafford is nothing more than an average QB who has never won a playoff game. Matthew Stafford wasted the best WR in the NFL. Blocker should do his research before talking down a former teammate. Matthew Stafford could not lift the Lions and won’t do any better with the Rams. Goff took the Rams to the NFC North title, NFC Champions, and SB.
    Good defenses are no longer fooled by McVay’s offense and it won’t be any different Stafford.

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    Mathew Stanford never had a defense. You need good defense, special teams ans good coaches to win play off.

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