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Matthew Stafford's earlier backup goes to the bat for the challenging quarterback

Dan Orlovsky was the Lions quarterback ahead of Matthew Stafford, and he was backup for Detroit's number 1 overall election…

Dan Orlovsky was the Lions quarterback ahead of Matthew Stafford, and he was backup for Detroit’s number 1 overall election three years after that. He worked with him in the movie room, in the locker room and on the sidelines, as Stafford transformed himself from the shooter, who threw so much for Calvin Johnson as the one in hearing impairment.

Now Orlovsky is coming to the defense of his former QB1 as the criticisms are mounted:

Two days before Stafford his own wife, Kelly Stafford, came to his defense in a blunt and direct shot at the critics.

These statements come after Lions lost a second straight game to fall to 3-5 and after Stafford has fought in both races. He was beaten and knocked on Sunday’s 24-9 loss for the Vikings, when he took 10 sacks, but he made his own mistakes, such as the eruption war to Kerryon Johnson as Minnesota shot up and took in for a game-punching touchdown.

Detroit’s high-paid and experienced crimes have achieved only 23 points in the last two weeks. Stafford has two touchdowns to three sales in that thrill, and when the crime battle, criticism always comes to a head on the quarterback. It tends to increase when the quarterback makes $ 27 million a year.

Lions handled Stafford’s high-volume slot recipient, Golden Tate, last week and used a jump back to try to replace him at the start of the game. It was easy to see where the offensive line failed in a game that allowed 10 sacks.

Stafford’s figures this season are not far from the career average, but he has had a few drops. His 264 meters per game is his lowest since 2010 and his intersection share is his highest since 2015.

Requests to evaluate his quarterback Wednesday, Matt Patricia decided to evaluate his team as a whole instead.

“It’s probably been a good game all the way from some of our players and it’s definitely been a game we’d like to do better,” said Patricia. “I’d say coaching and playing.”

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