Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is a talented passer, but he is not widely known as a field general who can rally his troops with a stirring speech.
However, that's exactly what Stafford did before the Lions took on the Chicago Bears in Week 6. His motivational tactic led to a 37-34 win in overtime -- Detroit's first of the season.
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Lions kicker Matt Prater described it as Stafford's "most memorable" pre-game speech, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
"He was fired up and a little emotional," Prater said. "It was big, it was huge, it was awesome. It made me want to play something else besides kicker."
Lions head coach Jim Caldwell praised Stafford's leadership, via the Free Press:
The Lions are 1-5 heading into Week 7, so they'll need several more inspiring speeches from Stafford in order to turn this season around.