Matthew Stafford succeeded Dan Orlovsky as the primary starting QB of the Detroit Lions in 2009, but there are definitely no hard feelings there.

After the Lions fell to the Minnesota Vikings on Thanksgiving Day to drop to 6-5 on the season, Orlovsky took to Twitter to defend Stafford against the haters. The retired signal caller pointed to Detroit’s lack of a running game and even drew a comparison to the Dallas Cowboys’ hardships of late.

Stafford actually wasn’t bad on Thursday, throwing for 250 yards and two touchdowns.