Originally Posted by -p.tiddy-
Stafford was horrible against Dallas in anything that wasn't Cavin related...
he IS good I guess...he isn't an elite QB though...not even close
and he wasn't a Sooner but he IS a Dallas native and went to a high school rival to my own, I have close friends that went to his high school...I promise you that I wish the best for him, the truth is that Calvin is much more valueble to that team than he is...
The Dallas game was the worst of the season for him. I'm not sure it is the best idea to base your opinions on him as a player on that one off game. That is the only game this year where he hasn't completed at least 56-percent of his throws... He was actually under 50-percent against Dallas, which would be a poor mark for any QB against any team.
At the same time, it wasn't ALL Calvin Johnson. He was clearly the MVP of that game, but Stafford also got Pettigrew pretty heavily involved with six catches for 64 yards and Titus Young also had 41 yards receiving.
I mean, I know that he has what I consider to be the best receiver in the league, but after Calvin, he isn't exactly loaded with great No. 2 and No. 3 receivers. His No. 2 target is pretty clearly his TE (Pettigrew). But, then what?
Titus Young? He is a rookie still learning the ropes. Nate Burleson? Just not a very good player.
It is an explosive offense because of Calvin, Best and Stafford... Pettigrew to a lesser extent. But, this isn't exactly the most all-around talented roster in the world.
I think Stafford has done a pretty damn good job this year.
You could pick literally any other game outside of Dallas this year and Stafford's performances have been very solid, even aside from Calvin.
For instance, I just randomly clicked a box score for Detroit this year...
@ Tampa Bay (a good defensive team)
Stafford: 24-33, 305 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Calvin Johnson: 6 catches, 88 yards, 2 TDs
Nate Burleson: 5 catches, 60 yards
Brandon Pettigrew: 4 catches, 57 yards
Jahvid Best: 4 catches, 42 yards
Maurice Morris: 2 catches, 25 yards
Tony Scheffler: 1 catch, 11 yards, TD
....and two other guys with one catch.
Eight different receivers touching the ball? Not one guy over 90 yards receiving? Finishing the game with over 300 yards and 3 TDs?
Nah... Stafford has been very good this year, the more I look at the numbers... And, it hasn't just been Calvin. He deserves mention, here.