Not that far away
ALLEN PARK Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, who started in 10 games this season, thinks the Lions are not that far away from becoming a respectable NFL team.
I dont think its too far, I really dont. Add a couple pieces here and there, another year together is going to be a big thing too, just experience playing with each other again for another year, Stafford said.
All in all he said it was a good rookie year. Obviously I wanted to win more games, but I learned a lot and I feel Im going to be getting healthy here pretty soon and Ill be good to go, Stafford said.
He underwent minor knee surgery a week ago and said it went well. Hes still resting his shoulder which was separated late in the season. Stafford is taking it slow in getting back in shape, but expects to be 100 percent when offseason training begins in mid-March.
For more on the Lions' 2-14 season, see Tuesdays Oakland Press.