Drew Stanton had his best day as a pro Sunday in New York. Against the swarming defensive line of the Giants, the Lions’ third-string quarterback made plays with his feet, his arm and came close to leading an improbable upset.
Stanton said he felt truly comfortable for the first time in a long time. Having “great players around me” helps, he said.
When times are rough, it’s always good to look at those who may have it worse to give yourself some perspective.
So when the Detroit Lions went through a couple of practices this week and sat 18 or 19 players due to injury, Jim Schwartz was able to lean on one thing in particular: at least his players are going to see the field again.
Matt Snyder writes about Baseball and Division III College Basketball. He can be found as the editor of Motor City Bengals and the creator of Forever Faithful. He can be reached on Twitter @snyder_matthew.