Detroit Lions star quarterback Matthew Stafford apparently thinks the team improved when legendary receiver Calvin Johnson retired.
Stafford was speaking with Sirius XM NFL Radio about the future of the Lions organization without Johnson, and he sounded shockingly optimistic. (SLIDESHOW: This Gorgeous Woman Might Be The Sexiest Girlfriend In The NFL)
He said, in part, “Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kinda got there’s after that. It’s gonna, I think, be tougher for defenses in a certain way that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on. We’re probably just going to spread the ball around a bunch. A bunch of guys are gonna get a ton of catches and we’re gonna be alright.”
Most teams don’t improve offensively when their Hall of Fame bound receiver with over 11,000 receiving yards and 84 total touchdowns retires. (SLIDESHOW: This
Obviously, this is Stafford just trying to keep morale up in the Detroit organization. However, the Lions only won seven games last season with Megatron on the roster. Of course, maybe Stafford knows something about football that the rest of America doesn’t. It just seems highly unlikely.