Stafford inspiring in loss
MINNEAPOLIS Quarterback Matthew Stafford got smacked around good in Sundays 27-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but he impressed his teammates and coaches with his ability to hang in and make the best of the situation.
You cant ask for nothing more from somebody who is getting beat up, hes getting hit, he might have made a couple mistakes but hes going back out there, giving it all 100 percent, running down the field, linebacker Julian Peterson said. Most quarterbacks would have run out of bounds, hes still trying to fight for extra yards. Thats showing the character and toughness that we drafted him for. Thats the reason he is the No. 1 pick. Hes going to be great we just have to do a little more to help him out.
Peterson said Staffords play fires up the defense and inspires the whole team. Ive been with some quarterbacks who wouldnt do things like that, so its good to see from him, Peterson said.