No practice for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford today

Posted by ttwentyman on September 26, 2012 – 11:58 am

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford did not participate in the portion of practice open to the media today.

Stafford suffered a leg injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 44-41 loss to the Titans trying to run down a defender on the fumble return. Stafford did not seem to be favoring the leg at all and was walking normally as he walked out to practice with a backward baseball cap on.

Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said in his Monday press conference the team would monitor Stafford’s progress throughout the week and make a determination on his availability for Sunday’s game against the Vikings later in the week.

Stafford’s game status will be determined on Friday’s injury report.

Also not practicing today were: safety Louis Delmas, tight end Tony Scheffler, linebacker Travis Lewis, defensive tackle Corey Williams and receiver Titus Young.

Receiver Calvin Johnson, who has not practiced on Wednesday the last three weeks, did participate in the portion of practice open to the media today.

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5 Responses to “No practice for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford today”

  1. By danie on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    I hope matt can play vs the vikings

  2. By witness the fitness on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    i think the lions really need to calvin the ball more I mean yes, a run game is great but the fact is you get much more yards passing then rushing. I really hope the lions switch back to the pass heavy offense it was in 2011 instead of this balenced offence. But dont get me wrong I would still love to see best and lesoure in actions but mega arm to megatron is the teams real strenght

  3. By Tom on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Even if stafford doesnt play sunday, Hill will do well. He knows the offense and he’s not afraid to throw it to calvin!

  4. By JP O'Flaherty on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Tim, with all of the dropped passes by Brandon Pettigrew in games, and his serious error of allowing a CB to strip the ball from his big arms, why is he not being benched. I would bench him until he decides he wants be an NFL receiver like the one in New England, or Atlanta. In his place I would start Tony Scheffler who is a solid go to receiver that Stafford could depend on besides CJ, and Burelson. With all of the quality receivers we have, Matt should not have to look to hard to find an open man, or we have the wrong guys on the field.

  5. By confused on Sep 26, 2012 | Reply

    Hey JP,

    I don’t disagree with you entirely on maybe sitting Pettigrew for a bit (a quarter or two) upon next mistake. Maybe consider doing the same thing with Titus for giving up on routes or running the wrong ones. It would Give Broyles some reps and maybe spark a fire under some of these veterans to play up to their ability. But, Scheffler isn’t even playing right now due to injury and the Lions can’t afford to take any key component out of the offense until they start firing on all cylinders. To be completely honest, people are really misconstruding what the offense is doing and has done thus far. They still have solid drives and are passing the ball effectively. They simply have horribly timed drops (or penalties) at the most in oppurtune times that are killing drives outside/inside the redzone. Stafford has only missed a read or two tops in each game, and has only had one poorly thrown ball in each of the last two games. Just because megatron doesn’t have 7 touchdowns doesnt mean the offense is failing. You also need to realize, with a run game, stafford isnt going to be throwing the ball 60 times per game. What seriously needs to be looked at is the Special teams and horrid secondary. The Defensive line has been playing below their standards which means they are average. But, how can you expect to win games when you give up two TD’s on special teams and a strip fumble 6… ON THE ROAD? Thats 21 points bad guys, which changes the entire outcome.

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