The Detroit Lions Need to Consider a Future Without Matthew Stafford

November 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Detroit Lions drafted Matthew Stafford with the No. 1 pick in the 2009 NFL draft, I was against it.
In my pre-draft writeup, I indicated that I wasn't impressed with his collegiate accuracy, and I was even more wary of the woeful history of underclassman QB busts in the league, names headlined by the likes of Ryan Leaf and Todd Marinovich.
I was also nervous about drafting a franchise quarterback to play behind the Lions swiss-cheese offensive-line and argued that we needed to sure-up the big men before we asked an untested rookie to trust them with his blind side.
Along this train of thought, I was then shocked when the Lions drafted a tight end when Michael Oher was still on the board, and felt they were over-committing to skilled players when they were in desperate need of a solid core.
As a Lions diehard, however, I instantly got behind our guys, as there is no use crying about things that can't be changed, and it turned out that Stafford was better tha...

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