NFL Huddle: Matthew Stafford's new contract is a good deal, another Broncos exec busted for DUI
Pride of Detroit: Signing Matthew Stafford to his new contract was a good deal. Included is this note: in the five years prior to Stafford's arrival in 2009, the Lions started quarterbacks like Joey Harrington, Jeff Garcia, Jon Kitna, Dan Orlovsky and Daunte Culpepper. Some perspective from Pride of Detroit on the Stafford deal.
More reaction to Stafford's new deal:
- With Stafford's deal in Detroit, Gang Green Nation takes a look at another quarterback drafted in 2009: Mark Sanchez.
- Stafford's deal sets the stage for a Cam Newton extension down the road, according to Cat Scratch Reader.
- What does the Stafford deal mean for Josh Freeman? Bucs Nation explores that question.
For the second time this week, news breaks that a Broncos executive is facing DUI charges. Earlier it was Matt Russell, the director of player personnel, who was arrested for DUI, among other charges. It came to light later in the week that Tom Heckert, the Broncos director of pro personnel, was popped with a DUI in June.
Will the Browns bite in the Supplemental Draft? They were the only ones to make a move in last year's Supplemental Draft, picking Josh Gordon. Dawgs By Nature takes a look at the chances they'll make another move in Thursday's draft.
The deadline for franchise-tagged players to sign long-term deals is on Monday. It appears Bengals' Michael Johnson probably won't be getting a new deal, according to Cincy Jungle.
Is San Diego a football town? Bolts From The Blue says yes, and they provide the data (charts!) to back up their claim.
The Steelers are a 'now-or-never' team, according to Gil Brandt. Behind The Steel Curtain examines that statement and disagrees with Brandt.
Tyler Wilson is having a good offseason for the Raiders. Could he start? Probably not right away, but it's possible. "[Raiders head coach Dennis] Allen has expressed his faith openly that Matt Flynn is the starter until he sees something otherwise to change his mind," Silver and Black Pride writes. "Wilson is chipping away at that "something otherwise" bit by bit though so Flynn needs to show up big when the preseason starts in just 30 days."
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