It has been two months since the Detroit Lions drafted QB Matthew Stafford with the first overall pick in the draft, and veteran QB Daunte Culpepper, who now sees his starting status in jeopardy, Daunte Culpepper is talking to the media.
At previous offseason workouts, Culpepper refused to speak.
"I'll talk at minicamp" is all he would say.
For a two-month buildup, though, Culpepper's comments hardly were controversial. If he holds any grudges toward the Lions or Stafford or anyone else, he is keeping them to himself.
"I had no control over that," Culpepper said of Stafford's arrival. "Since I've gotten to know him a little bit and we've been working, I think he's a great worker and it is what it is. You have to understand that my job is to be the best player I can be, and that's my focus right now. That's the approach I'm taking.
"I feel this is the first time I've been 100% (healthy) going into camp since 2004, so with that being said, I feel great. I'll continue to be the person I am and be the competitor I am. I'll continue to get better and better, and I felt better than I did in 2004. We'll see what happens."