Detroit Lions Going Through Growing Pains

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Seattle Lion Fan in NFL
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Ouch. That about sums up the Detroit Lions' first real game of the 2009 season against the New Orleans Saints. Matthew Stafford made his debut, and it was, how shall we say, underwhelming? Sixteen for 37 for 205 yards and three interceptions. It wasn't that Stafford was throwing bad-looking passes. They were tight spirals that just happened to end up in New Orleans Saints' arms. Stafford's accuracy will be criticized for a long time until he starts hitting passes like the great looking hook-up with Calvin Johnson on a regular basis. And just what did we all expect to have happen? All those who were in favor of starting Stafford, let me be the first to tell you, there will be more games like this until Stafford gets it. But the 45-27 trouncing did have some bright spots: * The aforementione ...

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