Imported from Detroit
Believe it: the Lions are giving the NFL something it truly hasn't seen before
There can't be a more deceiving stat in the 2011 NFL season than this: When he takes the ball from under center, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completes 75 percent of throws with a touchdown pass on nearly one-third of attempts. Let him get under center and get into his drops in the way he did at Georgia in a pro-style offense -- part of the reason he was so projectable as an NFL quarterback -- and Stafford is dominant.
Perception: The Lions need to get Stafford under center as much as possible.
Reality: When Stafford gets under center, teams barely know what they're looking at.
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