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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby murphysxm » Fri Jul 22, 2011 1:45 pm

Agree with others. There is too much value at QB this year to reach for a risky QB1
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby jdrush » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:25 pm

In all my mock drafts I seem to be in the position of grabbing either Stafford or Bradford as QB 2. Tough Decision with McDaniels head being Bradford's new Offensive Coordinator.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby thebigsmooth » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:28 am

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AngryLionsFAn wrote:As a cautiously optimistic but historically pessimistic Lions fan, I will say that Stafford is a GREAT value drafted as a backup, but I wouldn't stake my whole team on him as a No. 1. I did that last year with Kolb, and we all know how that worked out. :~( If you take a solid but unexciting guy like Eli/Ryan/Orton (depending on his team)/Big Ben, etc. then you can afford to draft Stafford and hope that he becomes your No. 1. Hill is only a WW pickup IMO in the event that Stafford gets hurt. I think if he stays healthy the whole season he will be a good QB with all of the talent around him, but he has to stay healthy to do that. WE'll see what happens.


Same exact thing happened to me. I think with the weapons around him he could finish in the top 7. However, his biggest enemy is his own body. Would you really want to roll the dice on your QB1? I'd take him in the ninth but knowing my homer friends, he will be gone in my redraft league by the 7th.


As a Lions fan, this is exactly the expectations that many of us have around here. Stafford, if healthy, could definitely be in the top 7. With the OL a little banged up, and not that spectacular to begin with, fantasy expectations need to be tempered. The Lions need to look at LB and CB once FA starts. Now with the pec injury to Sackus they might also need to address the LT position.

I hope to pair Stafford up with a good/decent fantasy starter. I would love to take him as my QB2 later in the draft but so are most of the guys in my league since we are all Lions fans. Inevitably someone in my league will reach way to early and take him. My guess is that in my league it will be whoever has CJ as they want the chix-rib combo. Could payoff big but too much risk for me if Staff is the #1. If the Lions have a good year it would be one hell of a ride though. ;-D
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby ben jammin » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:28 am

I am not targeting him as my QB, but if he is who you want and you don't think he will make it to your pick in the 9th, get him. I usually get my starter in the 6th or 7th. Stafford seems like a good starter when healthy. Good luck.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby Calyxes » Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:22 am

If he plays to his potential then yes 8th round would be a good spot to get him. However, I would wait and get my 2nd QB a little later in the draft.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby moochman » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:38 pm

I tend to agree with the assessment of China Doll Stafford. I would not feel comfy with him as my #1, but pretty good with him as my backup with killer potential.
Well, that's potential with a little p. I can't seem to get out of my head how he started last season playing uber-conservative. Worried that if the Lions shore up the D and get any semblance of a run game going, head coach Schwartz may not be one to pass much. Probably over-reacting, but can't get it out of my head.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby Shark1225 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:51 pm

I would not feel on sure footing going with Stafford as my QB1 unless my QB2 was Bradford, E. Manning, Kolb (if he is in ARI or MIN) or Garrard.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby AngryLionsFAn » Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:26 pm

moochman wrote:I tend to agree with the assessment of China Doll Stafford. I would not feel comfy with him as my #1, but pretty good with him as my backup with killer potential.
Well, that's potential with a little p. I can't seem to get out of my head how he started last season playing uber-conservative. Worried that if the Lions shore up the D and get any semblance of a run game going, head coach Schwartz may not be one to pass much. Probably over-reacting, but can't get it out of my head.


Yeah, the way the play book was so friggin' cautious at the start of last season had me worried too. Hopefully that with Best at 100% catching passes out of the backfield, LeShore complimenting him in the running game, and Titus Young having the potential to take some pressure off of CJ it opens up the offense and they take some risks. I'm slightly angry that they have taken the "surround the young QB with weapons" strategy that they did with Joey Blue Skies, but I think Stafford is a much better QB and if he can stay on the field this should be a scary offense. Seeing Backus injured now (even though I've never liked him that much) is cause for concern. As much as we like to rag on him, he is a solid dependable LT, just nothing better then "average" though. The reality is we could do worse. Hopefully next season we "surround Matty with offensive linemen" in the draft.

I'm kinda hoping that Backus' injury makes them think about Jarred Gaither from the Ravens once FA opens though. He's had some injury history (out all last season with a bad back), but He's only a 4th year vet.and it's clear that the Ravens could live without him since they have Oher as well. He should be a FA under the new CBA.
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Re: Stafford worth a risk in the 8th round?

Postby shmity72 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:46 am

i wouldn't mind having him as number one but platooned with a bradford or something than yah. his wide outs are great and he's a really smart/gifted come from behind guy.
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