Matthew Stafford
(Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)

The Lions are in for a long season in 2016 (Photo: Kirthmon F. Dozier, Detroit Free Press)

Often times players will make statements during the offseason to cover their tracks. In this instance Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford really went out on a limb. During an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Kirk Morrison, the Lions signal caller really said something he might regret in the future.

“I think we’re going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past,” Matthew Stafford said. “Obviously we used to feature Calvin and everybody kinda got there’s after that. It’s gonna, I think, be tougher for defenses in a certain way that they don’t know who we’re going to. There’s no guy to key in on. We’re probably just going to spread the ball around a bunch, a bunch of guys are gonna get a ton of catches and we’re gonna be alright.”

Tougher on defenses without Calvin Johnson? I guess whatever helps you sleep at night Matthew Stafford. Detroit on one hand did however sign Marvin Jones, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell and Andre Roberts as free agents. In my estimation I believe the Lions are likely in for a long season under lame duck head coach Jim Caldwell.