…the potentially potent offense is still young.
It is hard to deny the strides that Matthew Stafford has made since his rookie season. Stafford’s familiarity and comfort in the offense is apparent and he is now surrounded by a significant playmaker at each skill position.
The only downside is that much of the talent comes along with inexperience. Stafford has just ten regular season NFL games under his belt, Jahvid Best is only a rookie and Calvin Johnson hasn’t played a meaningful game in his three years as a professional. Tony Scheffler brings some experience from his four years in Denver but has never played in a playoff game.
The opportunity to develop together will one day be a plus for this group. The immediate problem is that the offense lacks a proven go-to guy that has played through important situations. The offense should be fun to watch but we should expect some growing pains along the way.