Although Packers left tackle Chad Clifton was named to the Pro Bowl, I went with the Detroit Lions’ Jeff Backus. @JohnWayne506th pointed me in the direction of these STATS Inc. analyses for Clifton and Backus. By STATS’ measure, Backus gave up half as many sacks as Clifton over the course of the season. Sack responsibility is open to interpretation, but others have shared in this opinion as well.
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz says his injury-plagued franchise quarterback, Matthew Stafford, won’t have any trouble recovering from shoulder surgery and being ready long before the start of the 2011 NFL season.
Zac Snyder got hooked on the Lions after his dad took him to a Monday Night Football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in 1990. The show put on by Barry Sanders and Bo Jackson that night was only surpassed by what Zac could do with Barry in a game of Tecmo Super Bowl.