After Mondays game it seems to me Stafford and his struggles and viability as a starting Quarterback as well as his ceiling has become a national topic. http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10161201/matthew-stafford-show-more We know what Blog thinks of Stafford so hopefully he doesn't grace this topic with his presence... What is the LRZ's opinion of Stafford as a QB, his ceiling and wether he is holding this team back at all. I think the recent articles bashing Stafford are a bit unfair, especially when they point out younger Qb's that are "succeeding" and playing better than Stafford. Using Kaepernick, Luck, RGII (last year lol) and Russel Wilson as examples. My problem with that comparision is how much those guys are asked to do in comparison to Stafford. I really like Wilson as a player but he throws something like 20 times a game and is backed up by the BEST defense possibly of all time and one of the best running games in the league... It's a similar story as Kapernick as well. Those two guys aren't asked to do much at all and have the benifet of extremely good units all over the field on both sides of the ball. I won't even go into much detail on Luck... I think the guy is a bum and has played like it. He gets so much credit for "turning around" a colts team that was in the playoffs every year. Don't even start with the 4th quarter comeback shit either because those wouldn't be necessary if he didn't play like junk for 3 quarters. As far as Stafford goes... I"m not so sure anymore on his long term viability for the Lions. He is only 25 yet has a lot of starting experience now and you would hope some of this would be ironed out in his 5th year in the league. You can tell that management/Coaching KNOWS his limitations and trys to form a team around him built to hide his weaknesses... You've got Megatron, a 6'6" Durham, 6'5" Pettigrew, 6'7" Fauria... Guys who have greater range and will go up and get Stafford occasional overthrows... The guy is maddening to watch... You'll see him overthrow a wide open swing pass in the flat, fire a pass 5 foot over Burlesons head for a pick and then the next pass drill a 45 yard dart to Durham in stride between 3 defenders. His bad qualities have definitely been masked by herculean Megatron catches over the years and the few games we've seen him without Mega have been... bad to say the least. I think his inconsistancies could doom this team but like it or not we are going to be tied to him for 4-5 more years. We can only hope he develops, makes better decisions and even though he doesn't think it's a problem... work on his mechanics.