Matthew Stafford has yet to reach the elite status the Lions envisioned for him when selecting him first overall in 2009. But the flamethrower made an effort to get over the hump this offseason.
Stafford, 29, opted to hire a private quarterback tutor during the offseason. Heading into his ninth NFL season, Stafford wanted to seize every opportunity he had to improve.
Afterwards, head coach Vance Joseph praised his kicker for the impressive feat.
That’s a true weapon. That was amazing. That was what, 73 yards, maybe? In the first one, he just swung his leg and he was two yards off. The second one he said, ‘I’ll make it for you this time.’ Well thank you, I want to see that. Then he swung it — that’s special.
Joseph was then asked if he’d try a 73-yard kick during a game, to which he responded, Of course, yeah. Whatever wins games.
The current NFL record for longest field goal is 64 yards, currently held by former Broncos kicker Matt Prater. Not many coaches would even attempt a kick at that distance for fear it’d be returned by the other team. But if he has the leg, it might be worth it.
Tannehill was sacked on nearly 10 percent of his passing attempts in the fourth quarter in 2016. In fact, that’s his career average of sacks per fourth quarter. It wasn’t just one season.
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