I spend all morning writing up a post and then two minutes after I publish, Jim Schwartz announces that Matthew Stafford is the starting quarterback from here on out.
Yes, yes, yes, yes yes. He is the franchise, he is the future, he's the best quarterback we have, and he's ready. It's time. Let's start the New Lions off on the right foot--and let's give the cornerstone of the franchise all the time he needs to get ready. He's not going to learn anything watching Daunte Culpepper throwing four-yard dumps to the fullback on 3rd-and-7, and he's already figured out how to play pitch-and-catch with Megatron.
He'll take his lumps, and so will the Lions--but *** NEWS FLASH *** they were going to anyway. There are no expectations this season, no shot at anything more than 17 more months of "preseason" for this squad. He'll learn from his mistakes, just as Manning did from his, and the Lions will be better off for it.
Matthew? Give 'em hell, man; give 'em hell.