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04:30 PM ET 12.17 | Matthew Stafford looked awful in Week 15, completing just 24 of 50 passes for 246 yards and three interceptions against the Cardinals. Despite his woes, Jim Schwartz did not consider benching Stafford at all. The Lions may be going through a rough patch/season, but Stafford's job isn't in jeopardy.

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December 17, 2012  04:50 PM ET

Are they gonna garuntee it after they dump Schwartz ?

December 17, 2012  04:52 PM ET

Expect a Christmas card from the Cards, Stafford.

December 17, 2012  05:03 PM ET

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

December 17, 2012  05:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

Agreed. Besides, it's not like they've got anybody behind him that can play better.

December 17, 2012  05:57 PM ET

That's funny cause last week they were claiming he could be the greatest QB of all-time.

December 17, 2012  05:59 PM ET

If he threw for 5k yards, do they really need to "fix his mechanics ?

December 17, 2012  05:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

I actually like the kids mechanics, I dont like the fact he throws the ball more than anyone ever has in history numbers wise. And if anything needs to be tweaked in my opinion would be his decision making. He has that Favre 'my arm is super strong and i can squeeze this ball in there' complex at times.

December 17, 2012  06:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he threw for 5k yards, do they really need to "fix his mechanics ?

I love the way he throws from all those different release points plus the way he gives all his big play guys a chance with pretty much every pass. Great touch on his short passes and trajectory on the deep ball. Mechanics are no issue here

December 17, 2012  06:09 PM ET

What a difference one game makes....

Just last Friday, we saw a thread here with Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan saying Stafford was ready to become 'one of the game's all-time greats'....

And now, just three days later, we have a thread telling us that Stafford's job is safe.

December 17, 2012  06:56 PM ET

LOL whatever sells electrons

December 17, 2012  09:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

If he threw for 5k yards, do they really need to "fix his mechanics ?

Nothing wrong with Stafford that a little calm consistency wouldn't fix. If he has Scwartz as his coach for too much longer the virus might infect him permanently.

December 17, 2012  09:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I love the way he throws from all those different release points plus the way he gives all his big play guys a chance with pretty much every pass. Great touch on his short passes and trajectory on the deep ball. Mechanics are no issue here

I think you're spot on. There is no leadership on that team from the coaches and Suh kind of epitomizes the lack of discipline on the other side of the ball. I'm hoping a change in the coacing staf from the top down will steady the ship again. Those guys are much, much better than their record shows this year.

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December 17, 2012  10:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

Agree.

December 18, 2012  01:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

Harbaugh.... Jim Harbaugh.

December 18, 2012  07:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Stafford threw for 5000 yards last season, he's earned some job security. What he needs is a coach who will sit him down and fix his mechanics.

His mechanics are just fine. He needs a coach who will fix the disfunctional elements on the team.

December 18, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

His mechanics are just fine. He needs a coach who will fix the disfunctional elements on the team.

This team is not that far away. But without leadership they'll never get there. That starts at the head coach and they've had an immature thug as a head coach.

 
December 18, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I would think that when you get your arse kicked by the Cardinals......no one in the organization is safe.

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