Detroit Lions QB Situation: A Comparative Analysis

October 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions have been an injury-plagued group at quarterback. Matt Stafford, the “franchise,” lasted but one half of the season opener against the Chicago Bears.
Mr. Stafford, meet Mr. Julius Peppers. Exit Mr. Stafford, or, “Glassford,” if you prefer, until Week 8.
So much for the franchise.
Enter backup QB Shaun Hill, who guided the Lions to the highest echelons of offensive scoring in the NFL while being a red zone interception machine.
This contradiction is a conceptual anomaly. How could Hill rack up such incredible numbers—over 1,300 yards passing and ranked 14th among NFL quarterbacks in passing yards—and have only one win to show for it?
First, you must realize that Hill is the second-leading rusher on the Lions team.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Yep, you are correct in in your well-grounded belief that the Lions cannot run the ball. This well-founded belief is becoming mantra among the Lions' opposin...

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