Lions’ Matthew Stafford on working with QB guru: Not my thing

Dec 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) looks down during overtime against the New York Giants at Ford Field. Giants beat the Lions 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

After looking to be a shoe in for a playoff birth, the Detroit Lions fell flat on their face and ended up eliminated from playoff contention in Week 16.

A lot of blame has been directed at head coach Jim Schwartz, but there’s also been a large shadow cast over quarterback Matthew Stafford who played woeful during the Lions’ potential climb to the postseason.

Stafford tossed fifteen interceptions during the Lions’ past eight games which could potentially written off as a poor stretch, but it’s not the first time we’ve seen the quarterback go through a period of struggling. Despite that, Stafford doesn’t think he needs assistance, recently suggesting that meeting with a quarterback guru isn’t his thing:

Asked Matthew Stafford why he wouldn’t want to work with a QB guru. Response: “It’s not my thing.”

When asked to elaborate, the signal caller suggested he didn’t feel it would be beneficial to his game.

Of course, neither is throwing the ball to the other team.

Many talented quarterbacks have worked with well known ‘guru’s’ and it’s hard to think Stafford wouldn’t improve if he put some work in with a handful.

Topics: Detroit Lions, Matthew Stafford

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  • Alex Michelotti

    Either he does it or he gets cut.

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