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Matthew Stafford, selected first by Detroit in April’s draft, threw an interception on Detroit’s first play and went 5 of 13 for 34 yards. He also overthrew a wide-open Adam Jennings for a potential TD in the first half.

“That’s what football is,” Stafford said. “You’ll play good some weeks and bad some weeks. The tough part about preseason is you get your allotted amount of plays. You can have a bad 25 plays and not get a chance to come back and fix it and make it right in the second half.”

Lions coach Jim Schwartz, who inherited a team that went 0-16 last season, also has yet to settle on a starting QB. Daunte Culpepper, competing with Stafford, went 10 of 16 for 86 yards.

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Start Culpepper! Stafford looked abysmal in his 2nd preseason start. 5-13 34 yards, and an INT on the FIRST PLAY of the game. But hey, lets hold this years #1 draft pick to a higher standard. Guarantee if Luck was here, the response would be so different.

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Cam ain't going to develop on the bench....at some point you will have to go through the growing pains w/ him. Might as well get it over with now......

Cam even if he reaches his potential will never have great stats.

Rivers and Rodgers are two great examples of QB's who sat a couple of years and had time to adjust to the speed of the NFL and the work that it took to be a top notch QB. Not to mention those guys were MUCH better prepared for an NFL offense than Cam Newton already. I am, and have always been, of the opinion that the majority of rookie QB's need some bench time before they get thrown in there. ESPECIALLY on bad teams, which we are. I just don't see that payoff of "letting him learn" out there while playing with no receivers, no blocking and no running game.

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Aikman and the Cowboys, 1-15.

Peyton and the Colts, 3-13.

Grow some sack people.

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Cam needs to develop on the bench. Both of his problems (accuracy and footwork) are things that first need to be worked on in practice. If we keep throwing him out there, all of his bad habits will become permanent.

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Aikman and the Cowboys, 1-15.

Peyton and the Colts, 3-13.

Grow some sack people.

Now you see why management has been so afraid to draft a QB #1 overall all these years? People are impatient and arent willing to go thru the growing pains, rather go 7-9 every year and "hope" we get lucky and win a super bowl with someone elses scrap of a QB.

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http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32523091/ns/sports-nfl/

Start Culpepper! Stafford looked abysmal in his 2nd preseason start. 5-13 34 yards, and an INT on the FIRST PLAY of the game. But hey, lets hold this years #1 draft pick to a higher standard. Guarantee if Luck was here, the response would be so different.

Here comes a series of "Haw haw, he will be here next year" responses

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Cam needs to develop on the bench. Both of his problems (accuracy and footwork) are things that first need to be worked on in practice. If we keep throwing him out there, all of his bad habits will become permanent.

Brett Favre says hi.

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http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/32523091/ns/sports-nfl/

Start Culpepper! Stafford looked abysmal in his 2nd preseason start. 5-13 34 yards, and an INT on the FIRST PLAY of the game. But hey, lets hold this years #1 draft pick to a higher standard. Guarantee if Luck was here, the response would be so different.

If Luck was here we wouldnt have these problems. Say what you want but Luck is a lot more accurate and he has better footwork. He may have stats that were more similar to Clausens but in the immortal words of John Fox, "It is what it is."

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Peyton Manning threw 26 td's his rookie year. I will give the guy the requisite year before I completely judge. BUT this guy is REALLY unpolished. I expect a little more if a first overall pick is legitimate.

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7 of his incomplete passes went to Steve Smith and it looked like he was being told to not look to his Tight End safety blankets early in the game. I think the plan was to look to get more of the other WRs involved and try to get Steve Smith to remain happy. During the regular season you will not see him ignore open Greg Olsen and Shockey.

Oh fug off. Why is this kid untouchable in the eyes of certain posters?

He locked on to Smith. Just like rookie QBs tend to do. He then threw inaccurate passes to Smith (amongst others).

Why when Clausen does this is it his fault, but when Newton does this it's the game plan, or the O-line not giving him enough time, or the WRs being crap?

fuging ridiculous.

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Cam needs to develop on the bench. Both of his problems (accuracy and footwork) are things that first need to be worked on in practice. If we keep throwing him out there, all of his bad habits will become permanent.

That worked out fine when you have Brett Favre as your starter. But when you have Jimmy"David Carr Junior" Clausen and Derek"career back up" Anderson as your other choices you don't have 3 years to develop him like Green Bay did.

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Cam needs to develop on the bench. Both of his problems (accuracy and footwork) are things that first need to be worked on in practice. If we keep throwing him out there, all of his bad habits will become permanent.

That's the thing, we took one of the QB's that was developmentally the most behind(although clearly the most physically gifted). All of Cam's issues would probably much gone or reduced if we had a full offseason. I am not a Cam fan now, nor was I when he was in college but I also don't want to see him thrown out there to learn on the field when he really isn't prepared to do that.

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