Stafford still has a lot to improve

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Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is making headlines some headlines as of late for being able to throw the football 50 yards down the field after having surgery on his throwing shoulder.

The thing is Stafford still has a lot to prove.

According to the Detroit Free Press, via Pro Football Talk, Stafford threw the pass at the University of Georgia’s charity quarterback challenge that was held during halftime of the school’s spring football game. It may be food for Lions fans to see their starting quarterback throwing the football, but the fact of the matter is it changes nothing.

In each of the last two yeas Stafford has suffered a major shoulder injury. That means the next injury to his throwing shoulder may completely alter his arm and his career in theĀ  National Football League. NFL teams know this as well, so if Stafford were to get injured again it would be highly unlikely he would ever get to be starting quarterback again.

In the end, it is do or die for Stafford’s career.

Miller shouldn’t be untouchable

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It has been debated right up until the start of the National Hockey League Playoffs whether Buffalo Sabres goalie should be pulled if he is having a bad game.

Well he shouldn’t be as it isn’t about goalies anymore.

Game two against the Philadelphia Flyers showed that it isn’t just about the goalie, but the team’s performance as a whole. In game one the team was solid and the Sabres earned a shutout win. However, in game two they took a bunch of boneheaded penalties and it cost the the game.

The thing it shouldn’t have come to that as at some point Miller should have been pulled to send a message. The Sabres can afford to with a solid backup goaltender in Jonas Enroth.

However, Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff stuck with Miller and ultimately lost the game.

In the end, if Ruff ever wants to win a Stanley Cup as a head coach he needs to keep all his options open.