Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Lions' picks: Round 1/1 -- Matthew Stafford, QB, 6-2, 225, Georgia...The Lions have been looking for their next great quarterback since trading Bobby Layne to Pittsburgh in 1958, and now here comes Stafford, who went to the same high school Layne did. Stafford has a big arm that can get the ball downfield to wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and coach Jim Schwartz said he was the consensus No. 1 player at Lions headquarters. The Lions don't have to rush him because they have a rejuvenated Daunte Culpepper on a one-year deal. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/28/15 - QB Matthew Stafford's fumble in the fourth quarter was a pivotal play as the Lions had already crossed into Denver territory and still trailed by one score, 14-6. Stafford and coach Jim Caldwell thought his arm was going forward on the play, but the NFL agreed with the officials that his hand was not, making it a fumble instead of an incomplete pass.
"When Matthew Stafford lost the football, his hand was moving in a downward direction, coming back toward his body," the league said in a statement. "That is why the play was ruled a fumble and confirmed as a fumble, as all turnovers are automatically reviewed. Prior to the removal of the tuck rule, this would have been considered an incomplete pass."
09/23/15 - QB Matthew Stafford was a full participant in practice despite a ribs injury.
09/21/15 - QB Matthew Stafford underwent X-rays on his ribs and chest after the game Sunday, and his status for Sunday in unclear.
09/20/15 - QB Matt Stafford was seen grimacing and grabbing his left hand and wrist. He didn't miss a play during the game, but had his ribs and chest x-rayed afterward. "I feel okay," Stafford said afterward.
09/16/15 - QB Matthew Stafford dealt with a right arm injury in the second half of Sunday's game, but plans to play in Week 2. He added a sleeve to his throwing arm two series after taking a hard hit from linebacker Melvin Ingram.
"You could see," wide receiver Calvin Johnson said of Stafford's injury. "You could see little grimaces and stuff like that, but he's fine. He's fought through worse things in his career, so I have no doubt that he'll be ready to go."
Stafford said he's beyond the injury.
"I feel good," he said. "I'm ready to go."