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Stafford: We'll be very explosive

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08:05 AM ET 07.18 | Matthew Stafford is bullish both on his own and his team's future. [Stafford] is well on his way to becoming a household name. ... NFL: Tell fantasy owners what to expect from the Lions offense this season. Stafford: I think we're going to be very explosive if we stay healthy. We showed that we're an explosive offense last year, and hopefully we can carry that into this year with some new pieces in Titus Young and [Mikel] Leshoure. ... NFL: Give fantasy owners a reason to make you their No. 1 quarterback in the draft. Stafford: That's my number one question asked, should they pick me up in fantasy. ... I'm going to play all 16 [games], I've got Calvin Johnson, Nate Burleson, Brandon Pettigrew. I'm throwing the ball to Jahvid Best and Leshoure out of the backfield. I feel there is going to be a lot of points put up.

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July 18, 2011  08:27 AM ET

There's a J-Girl comment I could put here. but it's only 7:30am.

July 18, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Hopefully he doesn't mean his arm is going to literally explode

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July 18, 2011  08:47 AM ET

It would be nice to see Detroit do something. They finally have the right ingredients, right coach, and right front office. The Packers will be tough though.

July 18, 2011  08:56 AM ET

My name is Matthew Stafford and I approve this body cast.

July 18, 2011  08:57 AM ET

If Stafford stays healthy.

If Fairley lives up to potential.

If they can find a way to keep teams from lighting up their weak DB's.

There are still if's around the Lions, but the list is getting a whole lot shorter.

July 18, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Explosive diarrhea ?? I hate that!

July 18, 2011  09:01 AM ET

A good move for Detroit would be for them to go after McNabb or Some free agent Q.B. who's half way decent. Stanford is fragile.

July 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Explosive diarrhea ?? I hate that!

Oh dude, I was going to wait!

July 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
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really amazing I paid $32.67 for a sack of fresh turds and my mom got a 17 inch plastic Mandingo $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by crooked Federales.

Yeah. "Roseanne" is really "Achmed" and he lives in a yurt. What's sad, though, is that he gets better Internet service on the frozen tundra of Turkministan than I can get from freakin' Comcast.

July 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET

Does blowing out your knee count as explosive?

July 18, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Explode for the first half of the first game, until he's carted off.

July 18, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

... There are still if's around the Lions, but the list is getting a whole lot shorter.

Yup... definitely a contender for a Wild Card slot in January.

There is a whole lot to like about this team... let's see if they can put it together.

July 18, 2011  09:40 AM ET

A picture of Stafford, upright and on the playing field wearing his helmet.

Must have been taken at training camp last year.

July 18, 2011  09:51 AM ET

So how is their offensive line? If they can't block for the running game and can't pass protect then there isn't going to be much of an offense and you will have injuries.

July 18, 2011  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Does blowing out your knee count as explosive?

Your so cruel. LOL

July 18, 2011  10:48 AM ET

Is there anyone "not" pulling for the Lions to do well other than maybe other fans in their division....feel good story of the NFL this year

July 18, 2011  10:57 AM ET

this is so cruel. Stafford will definitely last three games at least before his china doll shoulders get hurt again.

 
July 18, 2011  10:59 AM ET

the Lions would be very smart (so this won't happen0 to get Terrel Pryor.

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