More than a few fans out there did not take too well to Kelly Stafford’s recent revelation about her husband’s current standing with the Los Angeles Rams. Kelly stated that Pro Bowl wide receiver Matthew Stafford “can’t connect” with the younger members of the squad now that the Rams are transitioning toward a more youth-centered roster.
Kelly has caught wind of the backlash and she’s now come out to backtrack on what some folks might have interpreted as a veiled shot at the Rams.
Kelly Stafford Regrets Comments on Matthew Stafford’s Relationship With Rams Teammates
Speaking in a recent interview on an upcoming episode of Local 4+’s A Conversation With, Kelly regretfully admitted that her recent comments were “probably the worst thing I’ve done when it comes to [Stafford].”
Kelly, who made the statement on a recent episode of her own podcast, went on to say that she felt bad about what she said:
“I spoke on a topic that I think, it’s relatable, to the fact that it’s hard to relate to someone who is ten years younger than you,” she said (h/t Timothy Rapp of Bleacher Report). “And I do think that’s entirely true. But I’m not in an NFL locker room, I’m not spending every day with these teammates.
“That was tough. I say all the time, probably not the best if your wife’s name is in the media, if it’s talking about sports. I felt pretty bad last week. I put my foot in my mouth pretty good last week.”
Sean McVay Chimes In on Issue
Rams coach Sean McVay has also spoken out on the issue, and the Super Bowl-winning shot-caller was quick to play down Kelly’s message. McVay said that he was “not concerned” and that he believes Kelly “was probably taking a good old rib at the old man as her husband’s getting older playing.”
McVay then went on to heap praise on Matthew Stafford and the integral role he’s going to play for the Rams this season. McVay also shut down any speculation about Stafford not being happy in LA:
“If anybody that’s been out there, if you’re saying, ‘He’s not enjoying and he’s not connecting,’ then you haven’t been watching the same things that I’ve been watching,” McVay said.