Dan Orlovsky is easily the No. 1 media defender of Matthew Stafford, and Monday morning the ESPN analyst took a victory lap.
The Los Angeles Rams raised their expectations when they acquired Matthew Stafford from the Detroit Lions. On Sunday, after a comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, the first year of the relationship will end with a berth in Super Bowl LVI in the Rams’ home stadium.
After the Rams’ Divisional Round win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky paid off a tease regarding how he’d defend his former Lions’ teammate Stafford. If the Rams were to win the NFC Championship Game, an encore was certainly coming during Orlovsky’s Monday morning run on television.
Orlovsky went on “First Take” Monday morning with an outline of Stafford’s potential to solidify a Hall of Fame resume with a Super Bowl win. But before that, on “Get Up”, Orlovsky did not disappoint with his celebration/defense of the quarterback he once backed up.
Dan Orlovsky literally takes a victory lap for Matthew Stafford
Orlovsky clearly made a conscious decision to get as close to “Honolulu Blue” as he could with his wardrobe head-to-toe, honoring Lions’ colors, as he took a run around the studio while reciting the negative narratives around Stafford.
If the Rams win the Super Bowl, what will Orlovsky do the following Monday? He’s got two weeks to think about it, and it will definitely be interesting if he can fully pay off Stafford rewriting his career narrative with a ring.