Lions QB Stafford shines at workout
From the time he was selected with the first overall pick, never was there a question about Matthew Stafford’s arm. The Lions quarterback proved that once again on Thursday when his pinpoint passing stood out at the team’s offseason workout.
One bullet down the middle to new WR Nate Burleson especially caught the eye of offensive coordinator Scott Linehan. Stafford pump-faked the ball to Calvin Johnson and most of the coverage went Johnson’s way, leaving Burleson open.
Stafford is still just 22 years old, but he’s a wiser man with a year of NFL experience under his belt. He’s living proof to the notion that a quarterback makes big advances between year one and year two.
“It’s a lot more relaxed. Obviously I know what team I’m going to be on, teammates all that stuff. It’s simple stuff that people wouldn’t think adds pressure to a first-year guy — and another year in the system,’’ Stafford said.