I like Stafford and have always thought he’s a good QB. He’s not perfect, but no one is. He’s having a solid year, for sure - one of the best in the league. Very exciting to see that!
I’m glad the Lions have Stafford and have always been glad ever since they drafted him.
I was killed here, perhaps rightfully so, for suggesting that I have doubts about his fire and competitiveness. Countless posters provided several quality examples of where Stafford demonstrated plenty of competitiveness. I appreciate and respect those posts very much.
So, I’ll put it this way. I love Stafford and am glad the Lions have him. The only way I’d move on to another QB is if I thought the Lions could ever bring in a guy with similar arm talent that hates losing more than Stafford enjoys winning.
I don’t expect anyone to be Tom Brady, but Gisele Bundchen has stated that she cannot even approach Tom after a loss. You know you’re a competitor when one of the world’s hottest supermodels can’t even get the time of day from you after a loss. Tom doesn’t like to lose and I believe that mentality trickles down to the team. There are some guys on this planet that simply won’t accept or tolerate losing. They are often leaders and teammates often take on this mentality and I believe it brings everyone up a notch.
When I suggested that I’d like to see more of this out of Stafford I was never saying that I didn’t think he was a competitor or a good leader. I was simply suggesting that if we could get a guy like Brees, Manning, or Brady - The guys who don’t tolerate losing - that I’d be up for it.
But, we can’t get those guys, we don’t have one of those guys, and there aren’t any in the upcoming draft (as far as I’m aware). So, fortunately, we have one of the league’s most talented QB’s running the offense for now, and I’m excited about that.