Matthew Stafford loving challenge of “brand new” atmosphere

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Carson Wentz compared the start of training camp to the first day of school and it sounds like a comparison that would resonate with Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Stafford joined Wentz in being traded to a new team this offseason and in making his first training camp appearance on Wednesday. Rams head coach Sean McVay said that it “seems like he feels very comfortable,” but Stafford said that he still feels like he’s trying to find his place amid a slew of unfamiliar faces.

“It’s brand new,” Stafford said, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com. “I’m walking around trying to learn everybody’s name and who does what and all that kind of stuff. So trying to perform at a high level in that atmosphere is a challenge but I’m loving it.”

Stafford said that the task of acclimating himself is made easier by the “great accountability, great experience” of players around him in the offense. Those things weren’t always in evidence with Stafford’s teammates in Detroit and the hope is that the change of scenery will lead to a change of fortunes come the end of the season as well.

5 responses to “Matthew Stafford loving challenge of “brand new” atmosphere

  1. “I’m tryinv to learn everybody’s name and who does what and all that kinda stuff. So trying to perform at a high level in that atmosphere is challenging but I’m loviing it.”

    So, Stafford thinks walking around and learning everyone’s name is a challenging atmosphere. Well, letters and words man. They’re mean as hell. He should save some of that intellectual acuity. He could be burnt out before he throws a pass. {But Earl, the guy who makes those chicken sandwiches will be remembered. Ad THAT’S what is important.

  2. The stars never aligned here in Detroit but it wasn’t the fault of a single player or players. It was an organizational issue and hopefully we have the right people in place in the front office now where not only there is an expectation of winning, but the knowledge of how to do it.

    I wish #9 well, except for when he plays us.

  3. /quote/“I’m trying to learn everybody’s name and who does what and all that kinda stuff. So trying to perform at a high level in that atmosphere is challenging but I’m loving it.”/quote/
    So, Stafford thinks walking around and learning everyone’s name is a challenging atmosphere. When he’s getting hammered by DE’s, the fact that he’ll always remember Earl, the guy who makes those tasty chicken sandwiches, should cushion the blows.

  4. Stafford completed a bomb to DeSean Jackson on day 1 of training camp. It was a thing of beauty – there’s a video of it out there. Beautiful pass right on the money. The bad part of the play is that Jackson snuck past all the DBs and was wide open. But the upside to that is it’s training camp. The DBs who were in coverage will be able to learn from it.

  5. Talent was never an issue with him winning the big game is the issue he isn’t called
    stat’s -ford for no reason.

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