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Former NFL coach Matthew Stafford says Rams is the ‘real deal’

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former Atlanta Falcons Head coach Jon Jones knows a thing or two about quarterbacks.

Jones, 68, spoke to Fox News Digital about Super Bowl LVI And what fans can expect when choosing Draft #1, formerly, Joe Borough And Matthew Staffordsquared when Cincinnati Bengals And Los Angeles rams Meet at SoFi Stadium on Sunday night.

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“I think he was probably more willing to go into the NFL than most of the young players who have played in the system he has played in. LSU‘ said Jones of the borough. I think this post-season was very accurate. “

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Joe Burrow (9) defends against the Kansas City Chiefs, Rashad Fenton (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback, Joe Burrow (9) defends against the Kansas City Chiefs, Rashad Fenton (27) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Cincinnati.
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Jones said the midfielder’s biggest obstacle in the second year will be the Rams’ defense. He praised Borough’s toughness but cited his league-high 51 sacks as a major concern.

“He showed his strength and that really drove his team to believe in him and I think that comes through bright and clear with the entire football team,” he said.

“I think the rams will try to keep the quick throws away from him and let their front four go and I think if they can keep the fast throws away then the front four are going to be pressured and if (Borough) has to hold the ball at all when they’re only rushing with four, I think the D line of the rams is better. Much of Cincinnati’s offensive line.”

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While he expects Burrow to fully deliver the show, Jones feels it’s time for Stafford to shine.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates with wide receiver Cooper Cup (10) after playing during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL playoff game at Raymond James Stadium.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) celebrates with wide receiver Cooper Cup (10) after playing during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL playoff game at Raymond James Stadium.
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“He’s never been on a really good football team. Can he do that? Yes he can do that and guess what, he’s proven that he can do it with the Rams. I think if he wins this game, nobody will ask Matthew Stafford again.”

Jones, who was the technical director of Hawaii From 1999-2007, where Stafford admired when Georgia Hawaii played at the Sugar Bowl in 2008.

“I know the kid is the real deal from watching the movie in college on him…I’ve always loved him, the only thing I’ll say I’ve noticed is that he threw more shots with rams that weren’t good throws, he had chances he had to complete it but he threw bad” .

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Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams kicks off the field after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in an NFL playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.

Matthew Stafford #9 of the Los Angeles Rams kicks off the field after defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in an NFL playoff game at Raymond James Stadium on January 23, 2022 in Tampa, Florida.
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He continued, “He went through a lot of ordeals in those early years and I can see him playing his best game this Sunday because he was great before at every level. Every coach in the league wants Matthew Stafford. This is a veteran who understands the game and does the throwing. And that’s what you have and that’s not a blow to Joe because I’m going to tell you when Joe is a guy who’s 10 or 12 years old I think he could be one of the best of those he’s played in the NFL. That’s what I think is his potential.”

The Bengals and Rams will face off at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET.

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