Rookie Review #1

Alright, we’ve got one week in the books, so you know what that means.  It’s time to review the rookies in their first NFL game.  I’ll do this three times throughout the year:  today, around Week 8 and after the season.   Obviously the jury is still out on all of these guys after one week, but we’ll see how they did anyway.

1. Matthew Stafford – QB – Detroit Lions

Chris Berman just said that Stafford was “okay” during his debut against the New Orleans Saints.  16/37 for 205 yards.  That’s okay, like Berman said, but the three interceptions and zero touchdowns were not good.  Stafford completed only three passes to Calvin Johnson for 90 yards (long of 64 yards).  He targeted Johnson 13 times.  He did rush for a TD, but ended the game with two rushes for no yards.  He ended the game with a 27.1 QB rating.  Not the start he was hoping for, but it wasn’t terrible, I guess.  He was playing for the 0-16 Lions, what did you expect?

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