Glover Quin: Stafford might be the most talented QB in the league but could be 'more outspoken'

Posted at 10:06 PM, Dec 12, 2019

Former Detroit Lions safety Glover Quin said that Stafford might be the most talented quarterback he's seen throw the football, but thinks he should be more outspoken.

Speaking on Barstool Sports' "Surf & Turf" podcast, Quin was asked by Steven Cheah and Willie Colon where Stafford ranks among the rest of the quarterbacks in the league.

"If you're talking just arm talent, he's probably the most talented guy that I've seen throw the ball," Quin said.

He did say that he wanted Stafford to realize the power that he wields within the Lions organization.

"I just kind of wanted him to demand more, realize his power within the organization," Quin added. "You're Stafford, they're going to ride with you. If things aren't going right, don't be afraid to say something, the guys will respect you."

According to Quin, he feels like Stafford could have more power in the team, and that transcends on the field. He did say he loves Stafford, calling him a "great guy," but said he "wanted him to be a little more outspoken."

Quin spoke out earlier this month saying that Lions players may not like Matt Patricia's coaching style.

Quinn, speaking on The Pat McAfee Show , said that players don't love the style of Patricia's coaching, and said he's not sure if the Lions can get out of their struggle this season.

"They’re struggling and it’s not a great situation, and it’s not a situation where like, I don’t know if they can fight out of it right now because I don’t know if the love and the like for Patricia’s style makes the players want to fight out of it," Quin said on the show. "I think they’re to the point where they’re like, 'Man, we’re 3-8-1, it’s cold out here. Like, we’ve got four games left, let’s just get this thing over with.'"

He also said that he loves the players on the team and feels bad for them, and it will be interesting to see what the organization does or if they make any changes.

"A lot of guys are injured, Stafford's hurt, they're playing with a third quarterback, it's just a lot of stuff going on," he added. "I love those guys out there. I feel bad for them because I know how much effort they put into it.

"You know, guys put so much into it and to have a season basically that's over, that is so difficult. I just don't know," he said. "They’re in a bad spot right now, so it’ll be interesting to see what the organization, if they make some changes, I don’t know. Patricia, like you said, he’s a very nice guy. Very nice guy, so we’ll see."