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Sport Lions' Matthew Stafford defends rookie D'Andre Swift after dropping game-winning TD: 'Trust that kid'

09:05  08 october  2020
09:05  08 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Minutes after rookie running back D ’ Andre Swift dropped the winning touchdown in the closing seconds of the Detroit Lions ’ 27-23 loss to the Chicago Bears, coach Matt Patricia knew what he had to do. “I put my arm around him as soon as we got to the tunnel, walked up the tunnel with him and told

Lions gonna Lions : D ' Andre Swift drops a sure game - winning TD as Bears come back to win (video). The Detroit Lions rookie running back was almost the hero. The Lions blew a fourth-quarter lead against the # Lions rookie D ' Andre Swift dropped the touchdown that could've won the

The Detroit Lions watched their comeback attempt against the Chicago Bears literally slip through the hands of D'Andre Swift, as the running back dropped what would have been the go-ahead touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game. 

a man in a blue uniform: Sep 13, 2020; Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia tries to console running back D'Andre Swift (32) after the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field.  © Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports Sep 13, 2020; Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia tries to console running back D'Andre Swift (32) after the game against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field.

It's a tough debut for the rookie runner but Matthew Stafford downplayed the mistake, saying that he won't hesitate to throw it to Swift as the team heads into Week 2.

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The Lions are doing everything they can to buoy the spirits of running back D ' Andre Swift , after he dropped “I’m throwing it to him a hundred times out of a hundred. Trust that kid . The effort to circle the wagons around the rookie running back was immediate, with coach Matt Patricia throwing

Not only was D ’ Andre Swift ’s late-game end zone drop heartbreaking for fans of the Detroit Lions , it With the Lions trailing the Chicago Bears 27-23 with 11 seconds to play, Matthew Stafford But the rookie running back out of Georgia dropped what would have been the game - winning touchdown.

"I'm throwing it to him a hundred times out of a hundred," Stafford said. "Trust that kid. He'll make a play."

That show of support surely means a lot to Swift, who only racked up 23 yards of total offense in his first NFL game (though he did have a rushing touchdown). The Lions have high expectations for Swift after taking him in the second round, hoping that he can help the team fight for a playoff spot in the highly competitive NFC North.

Stafford wasn't the only Lion to voice his belief in Swift's ability to bounce back, as coach Matt Patricia and running back Adrian Peterson both talked to the rookie after the game to tell him not to dwell on the drop.


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"I just pulled him to the side and told him, 'Hey, it’s about how you respond to this. Don’t let this get you down,'" Peterson said.

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Rookie D ' Andre Swift 's dual-threat ability brings a needed element to a Detroit offense that lacks depth on the outside. Lions QB Matthew Stafford joined Given Johnson's injury history, Swift could be in for a full-time role if another unfortunate injury strikes. Despite the truncated offseason, Stafford , who

Detroit’s rookie running back had the ball in his hands for a score that would have beaten their divisional rival from Chicago in the final seconds.

Swift will try to get his NFL career off to a better start in Week 2, with the Lions set to head to Green Bay to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

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