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Vlog 13: Hopkins and Stafford get new deals and Haden gets a new home

De’Andre Hopkins signed a five year, $81 million extension with $49 million guaranteed last week, I guess that holdout helped last season.

Matthew Stafford signed a five year, $135 million extension making him the highest paid player in the NFL. $95 million is guaranteed and he received a $50 million signing bonus.

Joe Haden was released by the Cleveland Browns and signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Haden signed a three year deal for $27 million.

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Watch: David Bruton Jr. dope interception of Matt Stafford

This play pretty much iced the game and Matt Stafford went Matt Stafford as he threw a pick when trying to get the ball to Calvin Johnson. David Bruton, Jr. made a hell of a play on the ball so you can’t fully put this on Stafford, might be more of the defensive design for the Broncos.

Megatron Put on a Show for the Ages

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I had the opportunity to be in the building this past Sunday to watch the Lions and Cowboys game. Prior to buying the tickets I had a feeling that the game will be pretty entertaining. My wife is a Cowboys fan so I felt it was the perfect opportunity to go to the game. Being the 49er fan that I am I knew we had a week off facing off against the Jaguars, so I really didn’t sacrifice much with my missing my team lol.

I will say the game was more than entertaining than I thought would be. The Cowboys and Lions traded blows the whole game. Dez Bryant, Reggie Bush, Calvin Johnson, and Matthew Stafford made big plays throughout the game. It was  interesting to see the lack of adjustments made by Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin after Megatron went for over 200 yards in the first half.

The end of the game was very dramatic, and Matthew Stafford scored on a one yard run, catching the Cowboys off guard as he faked them into thinking he was going to kill the clock. and the Lions came out on top, due to a one yard run by Matthew Stafford.

Halftime was pretty cool as well. The Lions did a tribute to the 50 best players in the past 50 years, so it was pretty cool to see Barry Sanders, Chris Speilman, Herman Moore, and Robert Porcher in person.

A few guys were arrested and escorted out due to a Cowboys Lions beef at the game that may been similar to a the Bloods and Crips at the time. It was a very hostile environment for Lions fans since they were nearly outnumbered by Cowboys fans.

Back to the game……

Calvin Johnson put on a show for the ages and came within 7 yards of breaking the NFL single game receiving record with 329 yards, but beat the Lions team receiving record. Johnson also had 14 receptions and one touchdown.  As a football fan I can say that I got my money’s worth after viewing an instant classic. Megatron’s big game seemed so effortless, and it looked like he was playing against children while out on the field (Sorry Brandon Carr).

It was a packed house, and it was a sight to see the Cowboys fans inside of  Ford Field celebrate prematurely thinking they had the game in the bag. With Ford Field having about half of the crowd being Cowboys fans there were a lot of sad faces. The game is not over until there are all zero’s on the scoreboard, and when the zeros were on the scoreboard the Lions had more points that Jerry’s boys.

All in all it was a great experience. We were able to witness history with Megatron, and we also got to see Dez Bryant throw a fit on the sideline (which I support, Dez was open the whole game).  This is a game that many people will remember for the rest of their lives. Memo to Cowboys fans, there will be better days. You guys can’t blame Romo for this one.

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It paid to be a Quarterback this offseason

The ultimate glamor position and they get paid to be the face of a franchise if their play allows them to reap the benefit.

Since the end of the 2012 NFL season a few QB’s were given the keys to a few Brick’s trucks.

The QB’s who cashed in on their owners generosity:

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers- 5 years 110 million dollars with 54 million guaranteed(34 million dollar signing bonus). Aaron is the best QB in the game right now and is currently the highest paid, he deserves it not much else I can say about Mr. Discount Double Check.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots- 3 years 27 million (altogether 5 years 57 million dollars with the whole 57 million guaranteed and a 30 million signing bonus). It’s Tom Brady he’s an OG what more can I say. I won’t crack any system jokes ha.

Matthew-Stafford-LionsMatthew Stafford, Detroit Lions- 3 years 53 million dollars (altogether 5 years 76.5 million dollars with 41.5 million guaranteed and a 27.5 million signing bonus). Stafford has a lot of talent but he has to be more consistent. A rocket for an arm and Megatron always makes live easier. He’s defiantly a great fantasy QB.

Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons- 5 years 103.75 million dollars with 59 million guaranteed. Ryan was paid swell, like Romo he only has one playoff win but Franchise QB’s don’t grow on trees so what is a team to do? With White and Jones on the outside you must have a QB who can get those playmakers the rock.

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens- 6 years 120.6 million with 52 million guaranteed (29 million dollar signing bonus). Mr. Superbowl played out of his mind last year but I think he’s a tad bit overpaid. It will be interesting to see how he plays without the emotional leaders on defense gone and his most dependable receiver gone west. Flacco bet on himself and won can’t be mad at that though no matter how you cut it. Get paid young man get paid.

Tony RomoTony Romo, Dallas Cowboys- 6 years 108 million dollars with 55 million guaranteed(25 million signing bonus). I’m not a big Romo fan, his numbers are impressive I can’t take that away from him but I would want a QB that doesn’t choke in the clutch before I shelled out that type of money. Honestly Dallas isn’t a bad team so they can’t bank on a high draft pick to replace him nor can they bank on a free agent to be better, Romo had them by the ankles at the negotiating table.

This off season taught us to breed a QB if you can folks. Let us know how you feel about these new deals!!

Matthew Stafford of the Detroit Lions is Laughing Straight to the Bank

The Detroit Lions franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford is doing the “Money Dance” right about now.

Matthew-Stafford-LionsStafford, 25, was recently awarded a contract for extension that totaled out to $53 million dollars. The contract is over three years, including $41 million dollars of guaranteed money. Stafford, who has two years left on his rookie deal will also receive that money as well. Stafford has thrown for over 10,000 yards during the past two seasons. Stafford had injury issues during his first few seasons, but since then he has been pretty healthy.

The Lions are on pace to pay Stafford a whopping $127 Million dollars in a nine year span. I don’t know if the Lions are trying to win Super Bowls or Fantasy Football leagues, but that is a lot of money for a quarterback that has only one playoff appearance.

Stafford does have time to show his worth. Being only 25 years old, and having a plethora of weapons on the offensive side of the ball this contract may pay off.

I am not mad for Stafford for getting his money, but all it is doing is driving up the market price for younger quarterbacks such as Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, and Robert Griffith III.

The jury is still out on Stafford and his lucrative contract. When big contracts come big expectations are next in line.

Only time will tell…..