Matthew Stafford's Private Workout with Detroit: He Is Officially Jesus
Well, of course he's Jesus! Look at him! He looks like Zeus playing quarterback!
According to reports and Detroit Lions important people (Lewand, Mayhew, the old dude who calls himself an owner), Detroit was "wowed" by his workout because he thew the ball real far and real fast (like any good quarterback should) and he hit his receivers in stride (like any good quarterback should). My point is these pro days and "private workouts" are pretty pointless.
A) Stafford did not face a defense
B) No blitzes were thrown at him
C) He didn't see a mix up of coverages
D) Him facing the first or second string Detroit defense would be more competitive and intense than him playing catch in the backyard with a bunch of wideouts.
Receivers were basically told what routes to run by Detroit...or Stafford...or whoever it was, and Stafford threw the ball really fast and far and ended up wowing the Lions!!!
Also it was so impressive that people from Athens, Georgia got the impression it was a "done deal" that Stafford will be the No. 1 pick in the draft.
That's just really fantastic news to hear.
Maybe it's a smoke screen. Who knows? I hope to god it is.
Last thing a team coming off an 0-16 season and decades of failure is another Joey Harrington.
Matthew Stafford would spend more time in the dirt than throw touchdowns to Calvin Johnson. Until he gets an offensive line to block for him he will do NOTHING.
Either you draft Aaron Curry, Jason Smith, or you pull a Minnesota Vikings from 2003 and you run out your time on the clock.
Wow wouldn't that be awesome? The important people in the Detroit "war room" for 15 minutes or whatever it is give each other dumb looks and then realize they couldn't come to a decision, and they watch St. Louis draft Jason Smith or Aaron Curry.
The basic football and sports cliche comes into deep effect here. Defense wins championships.
Example A. Last year's Super Bowl champion Steelers.
They didn't have the most prolific, high-flying recognizable names on offense or an efficient offense, but they managed the game. The line gave Roethlisberger good protection, Parker ran downhill, and receivers did their job.
But they were known for the defense—the likes of Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, Larry Foote, just to name a few guys.
Basically...draft Aaron Curry!!!!
It makes a hell of a lot more sense than giving Matthew Stafford $30 million or whatever to ride the pine and become the next JaMarcus Russell.
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