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Looks like Detroit has a 'keeper' QB

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by weeds, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. weeds

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  2. Quientus

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    The boy is talented ... and durable ... and has shown a remarkable amount of "grit" in the short time he has been playing in the NFL ...

    Playing for the Lions will (somewhat) "hinder" his development for a few years, however, barring a major injury Stafford might very well be a true star in a few years ... Just watching him progress will make the Lions an interesting team to watch as soon as next season ...

    - That is if the Lions management doesn't have a "brainfart" and accept a trade offer for him, which might happen as soon as in this offseason ...
     
  3. weeds

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    I think the Matt Millen days are done in Detoilet... a Lions fan friend of mine refers to what's going on as "The Power of the Schwartz". :) Obviously, they're still the Lions but as long as the Fords keep their noses out of football operations, they might have a shot ... remember what he Pack were before Wolf got there and changed the corporate mentality. The LOINS keep Stafford upright and I think they're going to be ok in a couple of years.
     
  4. bad93ex

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    They will have a decent spot in the upcoming draft to be able to add another star to their team. Kevin Smith is a decent running back as well that many people don't talk much about.
     
  5. KilrB

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    He looks like he is going to be good, maybe great. Since he has been injured and out for a few games and looks like he will sit another, his durability is questionable.

    He took some huge hits to make plays. But those decisions in part should be included in the durability equation.

    :yu:
     
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    Maybe he will miss every game against us and avoid the Packers all together for his career?

    A joke of course. I think Stafford will have a great career and will be a challange for us for many years to come.
     
  7. longtimefan

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    he does have some great moxie
     
  8. bhepper

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    And apparently we'll get to see them today! BS I tell you BS!
     
  9. bad93ex

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    He's definitely not ready to be a QB. He has a very strong arm, and sometimes show signs of greatness, but he's clueless... He's an interception machine. He's trying to antecipate routes, but he's got no idea of the speed of the game.

    He'll stop doing so many dumb things eventually, and I believe will be a franchise QB for the Lions... But he shouldn't be starting... He's 21.
     
  11. bad93ex

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    I think he is going to be good just needs some more playing time.
     
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    I don't know...had the Lions some playoff hopes, I'd go with Culpepper, but since they're out of the game why not make the kid gain in experience? He's going to have a little bit more INTs at the end of his career but maybe he'll understand the league faster. All you have to do is make sure you don't burn him by hurting his confidence, but he looks pretty confident anyway despite his rookie mistakes. Plus, he knows the team is behind him and won't bench him like a Brady Quinn.
     
  13. PackersRS

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    Well, let me refrase...

    He's not ready to start at QB for any team... But you're right, he's not going to get ready just by watching, and it's not like the Lions had any playoff hopes to begin with...

    In this game, however, he shouldn't have started, not with that sore shoulder...
     
  14. weeds

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    Remember Troy Aikman's first year with the Cowbags? RS is correct, it's too bad that he's got to be tossed into the fire like this...some guys turn out ok after taking a beating like that, others... David Carr comes to mind...never recover.
     
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    In Aikman's case supreme talent was built around him. Honestly that team was loaded to the gills with pro bowl caliber talent and they destroyed everyone.
     
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    Yeah you're probably right on this, why taking a chance of a serious injury. Daunte also agrees LOL.
     
  17. weeds

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    Oh for sure. I agree, but go look at that '89 Cowboy season. Aikman was surrounded by talent after the fact to be sure...plus, he had a real coach. My point is that that wasn't always the case. The kid in Detroit needs the time to get the snot kicked out of him, flinging int's all over god's green earth to figure out 'the game', all part of the maturation process. Tom Brady is the polar opposite ... HE has been surrounded by talent from the git-go. Put him in Detroit his rookie year and Tom Brady's out of the league already.
     
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    I agree with the Tom Brady part somewhat because they never really destroyed people until 2007 and the only reason they made it their first super bowl was the infamous tuck rule.

    I think it was their first super bowl.
     
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    The last second field goal against the Greatest Show on Turf, right? I was really happy for the Pats that year...but only because I was so tired of hearing how Kurt Warner was a bag boy a few years prior...AND...looking at his wife's spiked hair. The Rams wore me slick fast...
     
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    The thing you have to credit Kurt Warner for is he brought the scruff to almost every single QB in the league now.
     
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    The thing is, both him and Sanchez didn't even have 20 starts in College... They're essencially College sophomores playing in the NFL. It's quite amazing that they've been able to win some games so far...
     
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    If the Lions can actually figure out how to draft as well and load the team with talent on both sides of the ball they could once again become viable in the NFC North.
     
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    No kidding? Holy cats, that one eluded my radar entirely. I really didn't know that - that does indeed make it little more interesting. Sheesh...
     
  24. Murgen

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    Stafford kind of reminds me of a young Farve. I was thinking the same thing during the game. This kid is gonna be a pain in our *** in the future. We went from having the only real QB in our division a year ago, to every team in our division has a franchise QB. Amazing how fast things change in the NFL.
     
  25. PackersRS

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    Actually, I was wrong. I took a look into their numbers... Sanchez has 16 starts in USC, and Stafford has 33 at Georgia...

    Still, that number is low for a ready NFL QB...
     

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