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Lions Notebook: Stafford Wants To Start

Rookie QB Matthew Stafford

Lions rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford said the biggest transition from college to the pro was learning the offense, but it hasn't been as tough as he thought it would be. In fact, Stafford would like to start the season for Detroit. Much more inside.

Coach Jim Schwartz has said the arms race between veteran quarterback Daunte Culpepper and rookie Matthew Stafford will begin during the Lions' minicamp June 23-25 and extend into training camp. While saying Culpepper has been great, Stafford sounds eager to compete for the starting job. "I would love to start Game 1," Stafford said on Galloway and Co. on ESPN Radio in his hometown of...

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