Lions RB LeGarrette Blount calls Matthew Stafford ‘elite’ after loss to the Bears
Detroit Lions running back LeGarrette Blount spoke highly of his teammate and starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, per Kyle Meinke of Mlive Media Group.
LeGarrette Blount on Matthew Stafford: "Obviously, he’s an elite quarterback. I think he’s one of the best in this league. I don’t think that its fault that we can — I don’t think that it’s fair for us to put it all on him."
— Kyle Meinke (@kmeinke) November 22, 2018
It was a moral-booster for the Lion’s signal-caller. Their team was preyed upon by the Chicago Bears in their Thanksgiving Day showdown.
The 2009 first overall pick did not throw a touchdown pass and was picked off twice in their 23-16 loss. Chicago’s defense also brought him down twice.
They fell to the bottom of the NFC North with a 4-7 record as a result.
After dropping this one at home, the Lions’ hopes for a playoff run started to go bleak, as they dropped to 12th place in the NFC.
Stafford was drafted by the Lions as their franchise quarterback in 2009, following a 0-16 campaign the year before.
Through nine years in the league, Stafford has brought stability in the quarterback position for the Lions.
Detroit made three trips to the playoffs but was eliminated each time in the Wild Card Round.
His career touchdown to interception ratio was a respectable one at 233-128 with his starting record lying below the .500 mark at 64-72.
With his statements, Blount gave his best to cheer up his teammate, who had trouble figuring out the Bears D.
He still believes that Stafford is the franchise QB that he is expected to be when he first came to the league.