Late in Sunday’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was willingly heading out of bounds when he was shoved by Anthony Barr of the Vikings. Stafford went sliding all the way into the benches before hopping back up and getting in Barr’s face.
Prior to “Football Night in America,” former Pro Bowl safety Rodney Harrison commented on the situation, suggesting the lack of respect for Stafford by his teammates.
“This is a cheap shot right here, and nobody comes to his defense except a rookie lineman,” Harrison said. “This is crazy. This just shows me how much respect this team has for Matthew Stafford. Not a lot.”
The rookie Harrison was referring to was first round draft pick Laken Tomlinson, who also got in Barr’s face following the two-hand shove. In addition to Tomlinson, Brandon Pettigrew also gave Barr a little bump, but other than that the Lions players seemed to ignore the situation.
What do you think Nation, is this much ado about nothing or is Rodney Harrison onto something?