Lions linebacker Zack Follett dug himself into a pretty big hole on Tuesday, taking a shot at franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford for being injury prone — calling him a “china doll.”
“Stafford, good guy,” Follett said to the Detroit Free Press. “He’s a china doll right now. 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. So hopefully, say a couple prayers, keep him healthy next year, and the Lions can do some damage in the NFC.”
Follett somewhat retraced his statement thereafter, saying he was taken out of context.
He then decided to release a video rant to explain himself — but the five-minute diatribe took a turn for the bizarre.
See Follett’s unbelievable video below.