“This might just be my personal prejudice…”

Ya’ think?

Coming from a member of a fanbase that used to delude itself on a regular basis by insisting that Corey Jenkins was going to win a Heisman Trophy before he left Columbia for a glorious career in the NFL, that’s especially rich.

I have no idea how Stafford’s pro career will turn out, but the idea that he’ll “ruin the franchise” if the Lions draft him is laughable.  The team didn’t win a game last year.  There’s no place to go but up, Stafford or no Stafford.

You’d think a Gamecock fan would understand that.

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10 responses to ““This might just be my personal prejudice…”

  1. dean

    Geezzz. Talk about sour grapes. I’d bet dollars to doughnuts he’d be singing a different tune if Stafford had played in Columbia.

    It’s laughable to knock Stafford for his lack of 300 yard passing games. As if having a respectable running game is his fault. But I wouldn’t expect Gamecock fans to understand what having a respectable running game is like.

    I do agree with the guy on not wanting Detroit to draft Stafford but for different reasons.

  2. Macallanlover

    I will admit to not being Stafford’s biggest fan (I think Joe Cox will make us very happy next year), but if you are going to knock him for his most obvious flaw, accuracy, you have to give him credit for his strengths. First, he is the only QB I have seen in CFB in the past few years who actually runs the offense. He doesn’t have to check with the coach to get his plays at the line of scrimmage. He reads defenses very well, and can make the deep-out throw like no one else in college. MS also had a good knack for when to scramble. He didn’t overdo it, but was effective when he chose to run from a passing situation.

    It is ludicrous to say he, or any other one player, could ruin a franchise like Detroit, but I don’t disagree with him that a QB may not be the place to start. They have so many woes in Detroit that it would be a waste to use the money needed to sign a #1 QB, whether it be MS or Sanchez. Use that sixty million to invest in some solid trench guys, LBs and DBs. In fact, they may first want to move the franchise to an area where players may actually want to live, work, play, and raise a family. Hard to focus on practice when you are worried about your rims.

  3. Hobnail_Boot

    Detroit would be completely batshit insane not to draft Stafford after unsuccessfully trying to trade down.

    Having said that, somewhere in my heart I know that they’ll take Michael Crabtree instead, letting Stafford fall to the Chiefs. As a Denver fan, this pains me to no end.

  4. Turd Ferguson

    On the contrary, it’s more likely the case that the Lions franchise would ruin Stafford’s career. At this point, it would take a miracle (I’m thinking something like the movie “Angels in the Outfield”) for the Lions’ offensive line to successfully protect its quarterback. Stafford would be looking at a solid year or two of opposing defenders making him their bitch. And since he’d be unable to put up any numbers, he’d quickly become the “well, he’s no Matt Ryan” guy.

    As a fan of Stafford, I sincerely hope for his sake that either (a) the Lions pass on taking a QB, or (b) for whatever reason, they take Sanchez instead.

  5. NRBQ

    “Stanton = Brees + McNabb”

    Just wow.

  6. Irishdawg

    Detroit is the place careers go to die. I sincerely hope they pass on Stafford and he makes it to the Chiefs, where there is possibility of improvement and he might not be running for his life every game.

  7. Yeah, and water “just might” be wet. Look, no matter where Stafford goes, they’re going to suck. That’s kind of the downside of the NFL draft. If you’re a stud, you’re going to a crappy team. After the first round, it’s a little more of a crapshoot as to where anyone will end up, but those top 10 guys can count on ending up somewhere bad.

    That said, to suggest that Stafford would destroy Detroit’s franchise is ludicrous to the point of being laughable. They were the first 0-16 team in NFL history. How much worse could he possibly make them? If anything, Detroit seems to destroy the confidence and careers of the players they draft. Now that Matt Millon is gone though, their drafting is bound to improve. Again, how could it be any worse?

  8. Ally

    Please. These are the same morons that still swear Blake Mitchell is a better QB than Staff and will have a better pro career…. even though he’s currently holding a clipboard for an arena league team in SC.

  9. Hackerdog

    I’m not worried for Stafford. Someone who thinks that the guy riding the pine behind Kitna and Orlovsky is comparable to McNabb and Brees is certainly the kind of guy that the Lions have shown they listen to on draft day.

    Stafford dodges the Detroit bullet.

  10. Aligator

    i hope Stafford goes to KC, at least there he will win, Detroit and st. Louis are shat holes…