Originally Posted by Saccopoo
Larry Warford destroyed dudes last year and Riley Reiff was pretty solid in his first season starting at LT (especially considering the murderers row of sack artists he faced last season).
In fact, quite the contrary to popular opinion, the Lions offensive line was the second best in the NFL in terms of fewest sacks given up (a mere 23 for the entire season).
And yet Stafford still couldn't win enough games to make it into the playoffs over the Packers and Bears who were both missing their starting QBs for a large part of the season. He's one of the most overrated QBs in this league. All the weapons in the world that a QB could ask for, a good OL, and still can't score enough points to lead his team to victory.
Stafford is the Champion of the Fantasy Football QB age; tons of yards for lots of fantasy points, but is actually a pretty bad QB who can't win anything.