Scanning the Savanna

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 head coach Jim Schwartz was at the Breslin Center on Thursday night to watch Michigan State’s basketball game against Penn State.

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.

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