The Detroit Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford started out the 2013 season so promising, but all of a sudden it was like somebody hit a switch.
The Lions didn’t look anything like the team that ran through opponents during the early weeks of the season and quarterback Matthew Stafford couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn.
It was a runaway train that couldn’t be stopped, eventually crashing without a postseason birth – something that seemed almost impossible to imagine just a few weeks prior.
By no stretch were the Lions issues centered around one player, though few played worse during the second half of the season than Stafford, but new head coach Jim Caldwell feels he can help fix the young arm.
“Absolutely, absolutely, absolutely, without question,” Caldwell said, when asked if accuracy could be taught.
“This is pro football, man. When you want to be able to put it on the left hip, you ought to be able to put it on the left hip because the defender’s on the right. This is pro football. And Matthew can do that.”
Hopefully the two will lead Detroit back into playoff contention come the 2014 season.