The Pride of Detroit Podcast interviewed Matthew Stafford on their latest episode, which is very cool. Stafford says he has in fact let “a couple” of passes rip at full speed, and the shoulder “feels good.” Jerry Mallory, the host, wasn’t afraid to grill Matthew about Shaun Hill, the Giants, and the Redskins game—so check it out!
As has been reported at Mlive and elsewhere, Stafford is, in fact, taking reps with the ones throughout practice this week. Though, as Dave Birkett of the Free Press notes, “the ones” is a pretty loose description of what’s left when you put 18 of the active 51 on the sidelines. 51? Aren’t there fifty-three on the roster?
No. Tom Kowalski notes that the Lions have cut DBs Dante Wesley and Paul Pratt, leaving two empty spots. One of those may be for recently-activated-from-the-PUP Jack Williams, but the Lions technically have three weeks before they actually need to commit a roster spot to him. Hmm . . .
Finally, I have to give a shout-out to Jim Schwartz and John Niyo. First to Jim Schwartz, unquestionably the most rock-savvy NFL head coach in the league—and maybe ever—comparing the Lions’ MLB position to “the drummer from Spinal Tap.” John deftly picked up the reference and ran with it in his latest column, primarily dealing with the Lions’ penalty woes. For those of you who haven’t seen the film, and for those of you who never tire of it, I leave you with this: