Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions paid for their lethargic start on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers, falling short of a late comeback to drop to 1-1 on the season. The offense couldn't get things rolling until the second half, and made a slew of mistakes in the first. One such mistake was an interception thrown by Stafford to 49ers safety Dashon Goldson.
Sports Radio Interviews transcribed an appearance by Stafford on WXYT in Detroit with Valenti and Foster, and asked Stafford about the interception.
What happened with his interception that seemed to have come out of his hands weird:
"I was trying to pull it back, it was a little too late and it just kind of squirted out of there and the guy made a good play on it. I was trying to pull it down, it just didn't come back for me."
The interception in question was definitely worth a question or two. Stafford missed his receiver (who wasn't necessarily open to begin with) by a good 12 or 13 yards, with the only player in the same area code being Goldson, who actually made a really great play on the ball to snag it down.
Stafford's delivery was certainly off, though describing the ball as "squirting out" is unique imagery, to be sure. The interview does follow up with other questions about the offense and its struggles against the 49ers, plus what it will be like to get second-year running back Mikel Leshour back from suspension. It's well wroth a read, so check it all out.