Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford was described as struggling to attach together with his teammates “as a result of he is so previous.” Now, his spouse Kelly Stafford is strolling these feedback again.
“It is form of loopy. So, Matthew’s been within the league a very long time. He is like, ‘The distinction within the locker room has modified so considerably.’ They’ve loads of rookies on their group, they’re very younger. However he is like, ‘I really feel like I can not join,'” Kelly Stafford stated on her podcast final Tuesday.
She went on to explain how the rookies are seemingly tired of camaraderie and do not get pleasure from the identical pastimes as her husband’s former teammates. She added that the generational divide led him to wonder if he needs to be “the dad” and confiscate their telephones within the curiosity of group chemistry.
On Thursday, she expressed remorse concerning the episode in an interview with Native 4’s Christy McDonald, calling it “in all probability the worst factor I’ve finished in the case of [Stafford].”
Placing the state of affairs in perspective, she stated the feedback did not have the specified end result.
“That was robust. I say on a regular basis, in all probability not the most effective in case your spouse’s identify is within the media, if it is speaking about sports activities. I felt fairly unhealthy final week. I put my foot in my mouth fairly good final week.”
Her purpose was to make clear a sense that may be acquainted to followers:
“I spoke on a subject that I feel, it is relatable, to the truth that it is exhausting to narrate to somebody who’s 10 years youthful than you. And I do suppose that is solely true. However I am not in an NFL locker room, I am not spending each day with these teammates.
Stafford is 35 years previous and getting into his fifteenth NFL season. In his not-so-old age, he’s using a literal “face e-book” as he makes an attempt to be taught the names of his teammates who name him “sir” when he makes an attempt to make dialog, in line with his spouse.
For Rams head coach Sean McVay, the feedback weren’t a priority in any respect. He noticed the humor in them and ripped a joke of his personal, whereas expertly bringing the main focus again to soccer.
“I feel if you realize Kelly, I took that as extra of a joke on the previous man,” he instructed reporters on Tuesday. “And I will be sincere, there is a couple throws that he made throughout coaching camp the place I needed to say, ‘Sure sir,’ to him as effectively. He is finished an ideal job with the ability to… I imply, should you watch and should you come out to camp, this man’s finished an exceptional job of main, connecting together with his teammates.”
Stafford has a chance to kill the age jokes when the Rams open the common season with a go to to the Seattle Seahawks on Sept. 10. It is slated to be his first recreation since lacking the final half of the 2022 marketing campaign with a neck harm.