Lomas Brown, Tackle – Q&A Interview
Detroit Lions (1985-1995), Arizona Cardinals (1996-1998), Cleveland Browns (1999), New York Giants (2000-2001), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002)
Q: So Calvin Johnson Jr. was spotted out in Oakland with the Raiders this spring. Is he coming back?
A: I honestly don’t think so. I wouldn’t look to far into it, especially with his health currently. Most guys aren’t fortunate enough to leave the NFL with good health. I think Calvin will hold fast. His decision has been made.
Q. The Detroit Lions finished 9-7 last season. What went wrong?
A. Well, that’s a good question. Many would say that Stafford’s injury had a factor and it very well did. My thing is I just don’t believe they have identified a true team leader yet. All successful teams have that leader that is unmistakable.
Q. On the Last Drive of an NFL game you have to have a QB, is Stafford the guy you pick?
A. Let’s be straight. There’s Aaron Rodgers, Phillip Rivers, Drew Brees, guys like this that have shown greatness when required. Stafford is guy I would love to play with because he is tough in the pocket but I don’t believe he is consumed by the game like the guys I just mentioned earlier.
Q. Is Matthew Stafford a Championship QB?
A. Yeah! I won a championship with Tampa Bay in 2002 and we had Brad Johnson at QB. I lost a Super Bowl against the Baltimore Ravens in 200 and they had Trent Dilfer at QB. I believe Stafford can get it done on that stage.
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