Lions' Stafford shows signs of a starter - [Full Article]

With the organized team activities finishing up this week, Lions QB Matthew Stafford has left an indelible impression on members of the franchise. He's still a rookie and he's still making mistakes, but the optimism continues to grow about the team's first overall draft choice. On the field, Stafford shows flashes of brilliance with his quick decision making, rapid release and arm strength. During Monday's workout, Stafford threw several impressive passes, including a downfield strike to rookie TE Brandon Pettigrew. Stafford made the toss as he faked a handoff and spun and threw deep in one motion. Lions coach Jim Schwartz is playing it coy about Stafford's progress and the early expectations. Schwartz said the Lions want their young players to get accustomed to their surroundings before the coaches start making any decisions.

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