“I’m extremely proud to be his spouse. He’s the hardest SOB, however I’m satisfied his frame gets a little bit therapeutic time. However LFC Lions enthusiasts … I do know I will be able to talk for all folks after I say it’s at all times great to overcome the Bears. Let’s move!”
Stafford, who was once injured whilst scrambling within the loss ultimate week to the Oakland Raiders, had began 136 consecutive video games, ultimate lacking a recreation on Jan. 2, 2011. In his position, Jeff Driskel will get started, with David Blough backing him up. It isn’t transparent but simply how lengthy Stafford will probably be out.
Stafford, who additionally has had a hip harm, is not any stranger to again issues. Remaining season, he performed throughout the fracture of one of the most bony protrusions that reach from every vertebrae. This harm isn’t, he mentioned ultimate week, associated with that and he was once making plans to begin but some other recreation. Best Philip Rivers, with 218, has extra consecutive begins amongst lively quarterbacks and the streak is an issue of satisfaction and competitiveness. Remaining week, Stafford spoke of texting with Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, whose streak was once ended not too long ago at 154 video games through an ankle harm.
“It way so much, clearly,” Stafford mentioned. “I simply need to be in the market for the fellows. It doesn’t imply the rest instead of simply I need to be to be had for the ones guys. I used to be in fact texting Matt … I’m pals with him, simply I sought after him to stay historical past going as a result of I do know he’s a tricky man that has performed via so much in his occupation, and [he] simply wasn’t ready to do it.”
Signed through the Lions in September, Driskel began 5 video games for the Cincinnati Bengals ultimate season, finishing 59.7 p.c of his passes and throwing for 6 touchdowns.