We get a look at Matthew Stafford from the perspective of the Lions fans
The Arizona Cardinals are set to play the Detroit Lions at home on Sunday and hope to end a miserable nine-game losing streak. Perhaps the biggest issue around the Cardinals would be (still!) the quarterback situation. Kevin Kolb has shown a little bit, but his contract and durability are issues. John Skelton appears to have played his way off the roster and Ryan Lindley is a low-round rookie and playing like it.
Nothing would bring us more joy than having that position taken care of. Apparently, it is taken care of in Detroit.
After finally getting healthy and making it through a full season in 2011 while also leading the Lions to the playoffs, it became clear that the Lions had finally found their franchise quarterback. While Stafford has taken a step back in 2012 as far as decision-making goes, Lions fans are confident that Stafford will be this team's quarterback for the next decade. He's got one of the best arms in the league, and although he still has a lot of room for improvement, fans are pretty pleased with what he's done so far. I don't know if I'd say he's been worth his contract given that it was before the new rookie salary scale, but he will likely be getting a new deal pretty soon anyway.
I don't know about you, but the thought of having a guy like Stafford makes me wish just a little bit that the Cards had sucked badly enough one season to land a guy like him -- just once so things could get turned around.
By the way, Pride of Detroit interviewed Matthew Stafford and here is the result:
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