Thanks to star wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the Detroit Lions have one of the most impressive passing attacks in the NFL. However, there are plenty of critics out there and some seem to be thinking that quarterback Matthew Stafford is holding the team back.
During Sunday morning’s edition of NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning,” former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner sounded off on Stafford and labeled the Lions signal-caller as the most undisciplined quarterback in the league.
“I don’t think there is a team in this league that has a quarterback that takes as many chances, that feels like he can make every throw,” Warner said.
“He’s going to throw it in coverage. He’s going to not take a sack, not throw it away. He’s going to believe that there is a way he can put it in there and he disregards his reads. Some times you see his footwork…his footwork is all over the place. By far the most undisciplined quarterback in the National Football League. (He) makes a lot of plays, but we also see what he does on the other side of things.”
Stafford has always been known for his strong arm, which helped him become a first-round draft pick, but you will often see strong-armed quarterbacks forcing too many throws and making mistakes.
However, taking those chances can also lead to big wins and big plays. Just take a look at Brett Favre.