Anytime he gets hit, he goes down. But the kid is — hopefully, it's just patiently waiting for him, because the kid is an awesome talent. He has a tremendous arm. The throws that he makes during practice when no one can touch him, he looks like an All-American quarterback. But put him in a game, and you hit his shoulder.Ouch. Not something you'd expect to hear from a player who's missed 15 games of his own in just two seasons in the league. In a subsequent interview with WXYT in Detroit, Follett clarified his statement and instead joined in America's newest pastime...bashing Jay Cutler.
Follett went on to say that he simply meant that Stafford had bad luck and that he'd rather have the former Georgia star than Cutler "because he (Stafford) goes in and plays with separated shoulders and wins games." Later in the interview, Follett compared Stafford to Dan Marino in terms of arm strength and accuracy.
Easy, big fella. We need to see a little more durability out of Stafford before we can start comparing him to anybody else around the league, let alone Hall of Famers.
Then again, this isn't the first time Follett has questioned the toughness of players around the league. On his website, "The Pain Train" (as he calls himself) stood in the feminine hygiene aisle of a supermarket and warned fans and opposing players that with him getting more playing time, it could be "a bloody mess".
By the way, Follett also says he makes life-sized cutouts of his teammates in plywood. You wonder if he thinks his carvings are tougher than some of the guys he plays with and against.
(H/T: Jim Verros)