Big Ten league play is back in full swing and it is looking more and more like Michigan and Michigan State are going to be in a race to win the conference championship.
On Monday, the latest Associated Press Top 25 was released and the Wolverines still sit at No. 2 while the Spartans climbed two spots to No. 6.
12. North Carolina
13. Florida State
14. Mississippi State
15. NC State
16. Ohio State
20. Iowa State
24. St. John’s
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) January 7, 2019
As you can see, the Big Ten now has just 4 teams in the Top 25.
When it comes to Detroit Lions‘ quarterback Matthew Stafford, either you love him and think he can lead the team to the promised land if surrounded with the proper talent, or you think he is worthless and put the majority of the Lions’ failures squarely on his shoulders.
With the Lions’ struggles in 2018, a growing number of Stafford haters began to talk about trading him as soon as possible.
For those of us with a brain, we know there is no chance that Stafford is going anywhere. Not this year. Not next year.
But to be honest, it really does not matter what any of us think. It only matters what Lions’ general manager Bob Quinn thinks.
Well, on his season-ending press conference on Friday, Quinn made his feelings on Stafford very clear, so listen up.
“Matthew Stafford is our quarterback, he will be our quarterback here. This guy is a very talented player. Myself and our coaches need to put him in better situations to allow him to use his skill set. Matthew is extremely tough and extremely diligent in his work ethic. He sets a great example for all of our players, and really all of our staff, of how to go about his job.”
Quinn went on to talk about how football is a team game and the failures of the Lions are not on Stafford alone.
From Detroit News:
“It’s not just Matthew Stafford,” Quinn said “That’s not what this is. We have 53 players on the team every week, we have 46 that dress. Just because he’s the quarterback and touches the ball every play on offense, doesn’t mean he gets all the blame. The blame can be passed around. It starts with me, it starts with the coaches and it starts with everybody on the team. It’s not his fault.”
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