Tough To a Fault: Matthew Stafford Should Not Have Played Thursday

Posted: 26th November 2009 by Ross Maghielse in NFL
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Football is a game centered around toughness. Teammates and coaches respect it. Fans love it. Players themselves are determined to show it. Matthew Stafford is one tough dude. He proved as much last Sunday when he willed the Lions to a comeback 38-37 win, throwing the game-winning touchdown pass with a separated AC joint. During the game, Stafford was wired for sound and was quoted as saying, "I can throw the ball if you need me to throw the ball." It was courageous and the type of moment that can endear a quarterback to a city. Particularly a self proclaimed blue collar town such as Detroit. Thursday, Stafford's desire to show his toughness costs Detroit a chance to win a football game. He should not have played. Jim Schwartz said all week that Stafford was "unlikely" to play. Staffor ...

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