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#1 23-11-2018 07:02:42

Date d'inscription: 27-04-2018
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Will Matthew Stafford fold under pressure?

If you were disappointed with Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance in game one against the Viking’s elite defense 49ers Adrian Colbert Jersey , well, Lions fans were disgusted with Matt Stafford’s effort against the somewhat-less-impressive New York Jets. At Pride of Detroit, Jeremy Reisman wrote that:Stafford had four interceptions, and it was far from the first time that has happened. Since he entered the league in 2009, he leads all quarterbacks with five games of four interception each. And he had Calvin Johnson to throw to for most of that time.This brings up a long-running debate: does Stafford fold under pressure? It matters because he can expect to face a lot of pressure Sunday, against a 49ers pass rush finding its stride and facing a Lions offense with no discernible running game and a shaky offensive line. Lions starting right guard T.J. Lang is confirmed out, injured, so the newly effective front line of DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead and Solomon Thomas will be facing the likes of rookie center Frank Ragnow and marginal veteran guard Kenny Wiggins, who wasn’t even good in the preseason.Stafford has faced accusations of folding under pressure since 2012, when Chicago Bears safety Major Wright said:In 2015, he was benched in the second half against Arizona after throwing his third interception of the night, and Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post wrote that:Later that year, the Lions brought in offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter Cheap Mike McGlinchey Jersey , who put in a quick- (and short-) passing offense that limited Stafford turnovers as well as his big plays. Not a mark of great confidence.Of course there are some hometown voices who are more positive. Last year, Ty Schalter of LionsWire emphasized the fact that that in 2017, “Pro Football Focus charted him No. 3 in yards thrown under pressure.” This is true, but notice that Schalter’s not quoting passer rating under pressure, just total yards.What this statistic is really telling you is that Stafford was under pressure all the time last year, because their offensive line was terrible.A more nuanced take comes directly from PFF, in their Lions preview this year.While they were optimistic about Detroit’s off-season investment in the OL — which hasn’t paid off so far due to injury and the talented Ragnow’s lack of experience — they broke down Stafford’s numbers this way.Their basic point is that, at this point in his career, Stafford isn’t bad under pressure. What he is, is great when he’s NOT under pressure, and mediocre when he’s sweating. I’ve bolded the key parts of this paragraph:There aren’t many quarterbacks who don’t decline when under pressure. Jimmy G might be one of them, but Matt Stafford is definitely not. As long as Robert Saleh and new pass rush coach Chris Kiffin can continue their success in game one, the Niners defense should give Stafford a lot of problems on Sunday.Maybe it’s finally Antone Exum’s time It’s a familiar story: a player is highly touted out of college and in high demand, looking to make the next step Cheap Fred Warner Jersey , until a devastating injury changes the course of their path. After his junior year at Virginia Tech, Antone Exum Jr.was a player who was projected to go in the first or second round after he had a stand out season his junior year. Exum played safety in his first two seasons in college and played well but it was the he switched over to play cornerback and recorded five interceptions that people really started to take notice. Then everything changed. In the spring of 2013 he tore his ACL and lateral meniscus in a pick up basketball game. In 2014 he sat out the first seven weeks as he continued to rehab from surgery. In his third game back he sprained his ankle and his season, again, was over. Exum was drafted in the 6th round, 182 overall pick, in the 2014 draft by the Vikings. He played in 26 games for Minnesota before going on IR in December of 2015 from injuries to his shoulder and ribs. In 2016 he suffered a knee injury in game preseason game and the Vikings placed him on IR for the remainder of the season. In May of 2017 during Vikings OTAs a teammate fell into Exum’s leg and he again suffered a knee injury. He was cut by the team in September and remained a free agent until the 49ers signed him in November. In June the team signed Exum to a one year contract in June, 2018 and then subsequently cut him on September first and signed him again on September third as the team set it’s 53 man roster. With the health of the 49ers secondary in question, namely Jaquiski Tartt (shoulder) and Adrian Colbert (hip), Exum has found himself in a starting role on the defense. Exum started off the game with a bang, surprising Philip Rivers and the crowd at Stub Hub Center in the first drive of the game coming up with a pick six on a pass intended for Keenan Allen. He continued to impress, ending the day with three solo tackles and three pass breakups in addition to his interception. He remained humble after the loss and spoke about the defense’s preparation throughout the week:The defense is still having difficulty missing tackles in games but at least they did seem to improve in the first half of the game. While Colbert was healthy enough to dress in Los Angeles, he only went into the game on special teams as he is not completely healthy and did not get enough practice reps throughout the week according to Kyle Shanahan. Tartt is expected to return to practice this week in a limited capacity but until the two are healthy, Exum will have his chance to show he is capable enough to hold down a spot on the roster.

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