After spending the first four years of his career in Denver, tight end Tony Scheffler is glad to be home.
As a Chelsea, Michigan native and a Western Michigan graduate, coming back to the Detroit area has been a welcomed change.
Scheffler: “It’s a beautiful facility, top notch. I’m happy to be back in the home state. My whole family is from the down river area, so I make my home here in the offseason. It was kind of cool to be able to pull my car into the driveway yesterday after practice and it actually felt like home.”
Having proved tremendous pass catching abilities throughout his career, it’s no surprise that Scheffler is looking forward to working with second-year quarterback Matthew Stafford.
While he hasn’t had the opportunity to get on the field with Stafford yet, he’s impressed with what he’s seen so far.
Scheffler: “He’s very similar to Jay (Cutler). I was watching practice yesterday – I’ve only been around for a couple of days – but he sits in that pocket and throws that thing with some zip. Just watching yesterday, he made some throws that you don’t see a lot of guys make.”
Another player Scheffler is looking forward to playing with is on the opposite side of the ball.
Second-year safety Louis Delmas, who the Lions’ selected in the second-round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Western Michigan.
Scheffler: “It was good to see Louis. He was just a little freshman when I was a fifth-year senior at Western and I got to say, he still has the same personality. I reminded him yesterday that he’s still a rookie here, so he got a kick out of that. It was a good to see him and a couple of other guys that I’ve played with in Denver. It was pretty cool.”
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