If all the Lions were as tough as Stafford ...
DETROIT -- Just one week into Lions training camp, it’s too early to determine the Lions’ identity and how many wins that could lead to this season.
There is a common thread though. The new Lions -- rookies and free agents -- are extremely impressed by quarterback Matthew Stafford.
When defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch was asked if his red tinted contacts might intimidate Stafford, he laughed it off saying as far as he could tell Stafford is unflappable.
New Lions’ tight end Tony Scheffler said the offense has Stafford’s back and they want to win for him.
It’s not surprising really. Especially after seeing, once again, the play against the Browns last year when Stafford’s non-throwing shoulder was separated and he literally got off the turf and went back into the game and threw a touchdown that led to the win.
Hadn’t seen it in several months, but they replayed it several times on the big screen at the open practice at Ford Field on Saturday. It just reinforced what everyone learned that day. Stafford is one tough guy. .
His teammates last year knew it, now the new guys are discovering it.
If the team could develop the same tough identity as Stafford, there’s no question they would win many more games. That is yet to be seen.