Matthew Stafford and Detroit Lions offensive co-ordinator Scott Linehan talked about the quarterback’s golf game Tuesday.
They couldn’t shoot the breeze about much else at the Detroit Lions Invitational, which benefits the team’s charities, because NFL employees aren’t allowed to communicate with players about football-related matters during the lockout.
United States coach Bob Bradley and two of his senior players have criticised the temporary ‘grass’ playing surfaces they have played their last two games on — including Tuesday’s Gold Cup win over Canada.
The pitch at the NFL venue, Ford Field, in Detroit, is normally artificial but for CONCACAF’s Gold Cup, the top part of fibre was removed and replaced with a grass carpet.
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.