Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan explains why Matthew won the starting job. Good read.
Here are the rest of Thursday's links.
FreeP.com - Lions' Matthew Stafford proves he's an average Joe, not a Joey
Lionsfans.com - Game Plan: Lions Must Support Stafford
MLive.com - Lions' mantra for season: In rookies we trust
FreeP.com - Linehan: Many challenges await rookie QB Stafford
DetNews.com - Interactive: Rookie starting quarterbacks in NFL history
SportingNews.com - Saints unsure what to expect from new Lions
Associated Press - Detroit RB Smith ‘starving’ to win after 0-16 season
DetNews.com - With a rookie at QB, sophomore RB will be relied on heavily
The Detroit Free Press has posted some photos from practice.