July 10th, 2013 at 7:51 AM ^

Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jermichael Finley, Randall Cobb >>>>>>>>> Lions WRs not counting Megatron.


When you have Durham, Robiskie, Osgood, Scheffler and to name a few scrubs as your WRs for most of the season, yikes.


July 10th, 2013 at 11:08 AM ^

I don't see what I'm supposed to explain. See my comment above: I don't think Stafford is a great quarterback, whereas Rodgers is. In that same vein, you can't expect Stafford to single-handedly carry the Lions when he only has one (admittedly all-time-great caliber) tool. He is not, was not, and will never be that sort of quarterback.


July 9th, 2013 at 11:43 PM ^

hes 17-28 overall so that 1-22 record against teams that finished with a winning record is 16-6 against teams with a losing record, which seeing as how we went 0-16 the year before he was drafted. so stafford beating the bad teams and losing to the good ones is fine by me, the team is the most competitive it has been in years.

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July 9th, 2013 at 6:56 PM ^

The Lions can keep Stafford and Megatron around all they want. Until the day comes when the Fords no longer own the team, the Lions will be mired down in mediocrity.


July 9th, 2013 at 7:36 PM ^

I know this is gonna sound crazy, and it feels crazy to type, but I think the lions are headed in an upward direction.  Last year feels like an aberation to me and I feel like the front office learned a lesson from last year and resting on laurels...




July 9th, 2013 at 10:33 PM ^

two years ago: get easy schedule, win a lot

one year ago: get hard schedule based on # of wins, lose a lot but by not much

this year: receive easy schedule due to # of wins




July 10th, 2013 at 8:55 AM ^

I don't recall where I saw it, but there was a breakdown of the Lions' season last year compared to their point differential, and they under-performed their point differential (outscored by a total of 51 points) by 2.6 wins, meaning they really should've won ~7 games. Last year was an aberration, and historically a team that underperforms their point differential that significantly tends to rebound significantly the next year. If the Lions lose more than 9 games this year, it's a serious issue, and they need to make significant changes at the top.


July 10th, 2013 at 9:04 AM ^

Lots of bad luck and misery despite good talent.. Lets hope Lions 2013= Michigan 2006 ( minus the phantom Roughing the QB call in the final regular season game and crushing bowl defeat of course).


July 9th, 2013 at 8:53 PM ^

Sporting News goes into their interpretation of the mechanics of the deal here - LINK. They do, of course, mention the practical reason for doing this right now. 

"They needed to get this extension done for salary-cap purposes, first and foremost — Stafford was set to cost $20.8 million against the cap in 2013 and nearly $20 million in 2014. But the Lions also believe in Stafford’s abilities wholeheartedly, and they’ve hesitated little to show that, be it on the field or at the negotiating table."

I would think that it makes sense for the Lions to do this now because of what they might have been having to pay or match down the road as well as because of the cap charges. They wrapped up Johnson last year, I believe, with a nice long deal and if they are going to do something (or at least mount an attempt) in the next few years, keeping the centerpieces of any such effort is a good call. 


July 9th, 2013 at 11:33 PM ^

when you have Kris Durham, Mike Thomas, Tony Scheffler(a TE who is basically a defacto a WR), Kassim Osgood(a special team ace but not much of a WR otherwise), and Brian Robiskie as your recievers at mid season??  There's no wonder that Stafford is looking at Megatron every single time when they lost Burleson, Pettigrew and Broyles (Plus Titus Young who went full on mental)?

I expect Stafford to be much better with an addition of Bush who will play in a Jahvid Best role that Lions offense desperately needed plus with Burleson, Pettigrew and Broyles getting healthy for next season.


July 10th, 2013 at 8:07 AM ^

Signed Megatron to a massive comtract in 2012, signed Stafford to one in 2013, will Suh be next in 2014? I'm not sure Suh is worth 15 mil per year with his current level of production (or lack thereof)