Matthew Stafford embraces new offense

Detroit News - [Full Article]

Lions QB Matthew Stafford seems to be embracing the “new is always better” philosophy.

After five years under the same coaching staff, the Lions’ signal-caller is learning from three new coaches — Jim Caldwell, offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and quarterbacks coach Jim Bob Cooter — that were hired to help reverse his regression from the past two seasons.

“It’s just different,” Stafford said. “I’m being coached differently, our drops are different, our reads are different, the plays are totally different.

“So it was kind of nice to just scrap everything and start from new with the way they wanted me to do it, and I’ve been trying to embrace myself in that as much as I possibly can and it’s been fun.”

Fantasy Impact: 

According to the story, he's excelling in the offense as well - he's yet to throw an interception in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 drills. Sure practice is one thing, but Stafford will get a shot to continue that trend at least for a limited time in his first preseason game. Stafford is looking like a great fantasy option if you want to wait until the top-three are off the board and grab someone more toward the middle rounds of your draft.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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