Start him? Sit him? Whether or not Matthew Stafford is successful in Detroit might have nothing at…
Lions Notebook: Stafford Wants To Start
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 Dallas, asked to draw up his ideal scenario. "I think every player that plays in the NFL would love to play every game, and that's just how I am and that's how I attack this season. "I know there's going to be a learning curve, and if I don't start Game 1, I'm not going to get down on myself. I'm going to go out there and try to win a job at some point. I'm in here to win it, though." 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. "As far as the mental side of the game goes, I'm keeping up with...
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