Matthew Stafford Will Get Worse before He Gets Better

Posted: 14th September 2009 by Keith Shelton in NFL
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That was pretty bad wasn't it? Two rookie quarterbacks debuted on Sunday. The Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford, and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez. While Sanchez was adequate, Stafford was borderline bad. Yet, Stafford almost certainly has the higher upside. He may not have shown it against the New Orleans Saints, though. On Sunday, Detroit's shiny new quarterback completed a God-awful 43.2 percent of his passes for 205 yards and three interceptions. He targeted star receiver Calvin Johnson 14 times during the game, but only completed three of those passes to him. The fact is, Stafford has plenty of offensive talent around him, but it's going to take some time for him to figure out how to use it. Prized rookie tight end, Brandon Pettigrew didn't have a catch all game, and only two wide re ...

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