Schwartz says there are many Pro Bowls in Stafford’s future

Posted by ttwentyman on January 26, 2012 – 8:56 pm

The NFL’s biggest stars are gathered in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl but Lions head coach Jim Schwartz can’t help but feel one player is missing: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford.

“I made one of my five-minute trips on the treadmill today and I had the TV on and I saw the Pro Bowl from Hawaii. I was a little bit disappointed for him and for us that (after) the great year he had, and all the things he did, he’s here at a Pistons game rather than being at the Pro Bowl,” Schwartz said in an interview on 97.1 Thursday night when host Bob Wojnowski informed Schwartz that Stafford was at the Pistons vs. Heat game at the Palace of Auburn Hills Wednesday night.

“But there’s going to be a lot of (Pro Bowls) in his future.”

Schwartz then pointed out an interesting fact about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is playing in his fifth Super Bowl next weekend.

“Matt is 23 years old, getting ready to turn 24 in a couple months, and Tom Brady, when he turned 24, had never completed a pass in the NFL,” Schwartz said.

“It gives you a little perspective about what Matt has ahead of him and what the Lions have ahead of them. He’s 23 and he’s experienced an awful lot.”

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11 Responses to “Schwartz says there are many Pro Bowls in Stafford’s future”

  1. By Brain on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    I am discusted at the fact that Cam Newton was picked over Matt!!! It is crazy for them not to pick him on his stats alone! I for one am not watching it!

  2. By Ryan Hendrick on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    To be truly great one must look at last place as an accomplishment to have finished the race. To look forward to being the best one can be. Best is only what one sees when the pot boils, ones own self esteem!

    Great Job LIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. By Woody Douglas on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    Lions and there players still being disrespect,from previous years. We will not be overlook anymore, when we start handing out more ass whupping. GO LIONS

  4. By Bob Kietzman on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    It’s ok by us Matt! He does not need to prove himself in a Pro-Bowl. He’s a great guy and great quarterback. Stay home, stay healthy and get ready for next year. Can’t wait to see him go back to work this fall!

  5. By Ray on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I’m hoping for Matt and the Lions to be playing in a different “bowl” game. Pro Bowl means NOTHING.


  6. By Branden Norkus on Jan 27, 2012 | Reply

    I think like most people, I voted Calvin Johnson for the Pro Bowl, and considered Matthew Stafford. Stafford is not a rookie, but this is the first full season anyone has seen from him. He played through an injury, picked up the slack when the running game-plan changed dramatically, and clinched a playoff berth before the last play of the last game of the season. He engineered come from behind victories, with both full second half efforts, and last minute game ending drives. He put himself on the radar with a huge presence, quick reactions, and that signature side arm pass.

    His first two years, I questioned why they kept him hanging around on the sidelines. Now it’s clear, he keeps playing the way he did, and he will one day make the hall of fame.

  7. By wade haley on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    we need to building a great offense line around him and running back .we have great receivers and that defense is fun to watch but still need some more players . it’s time to win that frist super bowl. go lines

  8. By wade haley on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    thats go lions

  9. By dewalt2990 on Jan 28, 2012 | Reply

    sure would be great to hear the actual audio…..I’ve looked and looked, its not out there.

  10. By H.D.F. on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Stafford is a Pro Bowler and will make it next year.
    On a second thought though any talk of trading Stafford is insane and Mr. Ford feels the same way.
    His past injuries are just that, in the past, he will be indestructible from here on out and will lead us to the promise land.

    Go Lions!!!

  11. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    Cam Newton robbed Stafford, but I bet you Matt Stafford has the better career! This kid is amazing!

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