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Green Bay safety crosses party lines and praises Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Jan 1, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

We often hear about the need for bipartisanship in today’s political climate, but how about in sports?

The Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers have been rivals for decades, but that didn’t stop one Packers safety from going out of his way to praise Matthew Stafford ahead of their Monday Night Football matchup from Lambeau Field next week.

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Adrian Amos spoke about Stafford’s passing abilities while fielding questions about the Packers defense, and had some very flattering things to say.

“He is a great quarterback, he can make all the throws,” Amos said. “He has a big arm. Playing them over the years, he is one of the top guys in the league. You can’t make it easy on them quarterbacks. Hopefully, we can get some pressure on them.”

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“He is more athletic than people think,” Amos continued when asked what he thought Stafford’s best asset was. “I know over the years, he had a lot of scrambles for first downs. You never like to see those in the back end when you are playing good coverage he can get out of the pocket, run for the first down and it is a new set of downs for the offense.”

Green Bay’s defense has helped them to a 4-1 record so far in 2019, recording seven interceptions to go with 11 takeaways.

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