Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bittersweet times

Lots of stuff today concerning yesterday's announcement. Coach Schwartz will be giving Matthew a long leash as far as mistakes go, but he still doesn't want to test that. And it seems that announcing Matthew as the starter was bittersweet in the Lions' locker room. According to reports, the players support Matthew as their starter and believe in him, but they also feel for veteran QB Daunte Culpepper, who is more than likely very disappointed that he didn't win the starting job.

FreeP.com - Matthew Stafford: I'm ready
TheMorningSun.com - PAULA PASCHE: Stafford will be allowed to make rookie mistakes
MLive.com - Lions locker room somber after QB announcement
DetroitLions.com - Statement from Detroit Lions QB Daunte Culpepper
CBSSports.com - Culpepper accepts role after Stafford named Lions starter
WoodTV.com - Culpepper 'supports' Stafford as No. 1

Opinion articles
ESPN - Let's be realistic on Stafford expectations / Update
NationalFootballPost.com - Tavern talk: Stafford and growing pains
NFLgridirongab.com - Schwartz Goes Against the Grain in Making Stafford His Starter
MLive.com - Trading Daunte Culpepper makes sense for Lions
Lionsfans.com - Ketchman: Release or Trade Culpepper -- Now

1130 WDFN The Fan- Podcast of Matthew's interview with Matthew Shepard, Drew Sharp and Tom Kowalski

ESPN - Matthew Stafford Named Lions' Starter

New Orleans Saints talk about taking on a rookie quarterback

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