4 reasons the Detroit Lions should not trade Stafford
By Mike Payton
If you can’t see it, it’s because you don’t want to, and I won’t hold it against you. But it’s clear at this point that this isn’t your 2012-2013 Matthew Stafford. Aside from the stats, which we’ll get to in a bit, Stafford has improved upon his decision making, his footwork, athletic ability and most of all, he’s grown up.
One thing you saw in Stafford more than anything in 2015, was anger. I don’t mean anger in a bad way like he’s angry with the Lions and wants out. I mean he was angry because he cared. That’s an emotion that many Lions fans in the past have said that he lacks. You saw Stafford getting in the faces of his teammates and acting the part of a true leader on the field. Which is something the Lions needed more than anything in 2015.
The other inspiring thing was the fact that for the better part of the season, you saw Stafford getting mauled like he fell into bear pit at the zoo. Especially in Minnesota when every time you looked at Stafford, he was on the ground. It was there that you had to of had a new found respect for Stafford.
All of this may not mean much when you look at the win/loss record. But it will mean an awful lot going forward into an unknown future.
Next: The Stats