Don’t tell Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford my secret: I admire him


Don’t tell Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford my secret: I admire him Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has been wise to hold his tongue and not lash out at storm of criticism.

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Free Press sports writers Dave Birkett and Carlos Monarrez preview the Detroit Lions’ game against the Arizona Cardinals. Carlos Monarrez and Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press

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This is just between us. I don’t want it to get out because it might ruin my reputation. So please don’t tell anyone.

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This season has been the hardest one, as far as public sentiment is concerned, that the Lions’ quarterback has endured in his 10-year career. He has taken it in the teeth from everyone.

In October, former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason criticized Stafford’s lack of leadership. In November, former NFL MVP Rich Gannon called Stafford ‘overpaid’ and a ‘stat king.’ Former teammate Ndamukong Suh took a couple of veiled swipes.

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Not to change the topic here:

Chase Daniel fills in, leads Bears to 23-16 win over Lions

DETROIT (AP) ‘ Chase Daniel made the most of his chance to fill in for Mitchell Trubisky, having the best day of his journeyman career.

Daniel set career highs with 230 yards passing and two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears rolling with a 23-16 win over the Detroit Lions on Thursday.

The NFC North-leading Bears (8-3) sealed their fifth straight victory with Kyle Fuller’s interception in the end zone with a little more than a minute left.

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Chicago broke a 16-16 tie on Eddie Jackson’s 41-yard pick-6 with six minutes remaining. It was Jackson’s second consecutive game with an interception returned for a touchdown. It’s also the fifth career defensive touchdown for the 2017 fourth-round pick.

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What The Seahawks Said Following Their Win Against Detroit

On his opinion of his team’s performance: ‘I realize I made that statement because of our respect for the way they’ve been playing. They’ve been hot and they’ve been winning and doing it with style and all of that. We were able to equalize it today and play our game. Matt (Patricia)’s done a great job with this team. He’s turned this thing around and they’re rolling. So, it’s a big win for us. And to get that particularly on the road’we’ve been on the road a lot now. What is it, five out of seven? It’s no big deal to us. I’m sure we’ll get a couple more chances, but we’ve been doing some traveling and our guys have really responded beautifully. It doesn’t matter where we play right now to get the style of play we want.’

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FMIA Week 12: Seattle Steps Up As Path To Playoffs Begins To Take Shape – NBC Sports

We’re just on the cusp of thinning the playoff herd. Come next Sunday night, we’ll be in December, and the schedule will be 75 percent done, and we’ll be able to figure out exactly who’s nearly in and who’s on the way out.

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The Seahawks won the kind of game they won four and five years ago, when they seemed dynastic, in beating Carolina 30-27 in Charlotte. Now, in the middle of New Blood City, the playoffs seem real to the 6-5 ‘Hawks, not just a dream. Even though they’re the current seventh seed, the Seahawks play four of their last five game at home’three against bottom-feeders Arizona and San Francisco’and own positive tiebreakers against fellow 6-5ers Dallas and Carolina.

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Cleveland Browns keep Baker Mayfield secret for draft

BEREA, Ohio ‘ Do you want to know how to keep a secret? Inside the draft room of the Cleveland Browns, on the MAM (Morning After Mayfield), I found out a couple ways GM John Dorsey kept the identity of the first pick under wraps for the draft season.

My favorite: Dorsey and a contingent of scouts and coaches spent the week of’March 19’visiting four quarterbacks’in order, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen. They dined with Rosen’on Monday, worked him out’Tuesday, dined with Darnold’on Tuesday, etc. Dorsey never told a soul which quarterback he preferred, though he had a very good idea on’March 22’after leaving Oklahoma that he wanted Mayfield. Back in Ohio, at the top of the quarterback list on the Browns’ magnetic draft board, Dorsey turned the magnetic rectangular quarterback nametags upright. And at the top of the QB list, while every other name on the massive board was horizontally magnetized, four vertical QB nametags were at the top.

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