Lions QB Matthew Stafford might have wanted to prove his $72 million, six-year contract on the first day of minicamp, but Lions coach Jim Schwartz said the rookie QB might have been a little too anxious to validate his total worth. "When you go through a first practice as a rookie, you're so anxious to get going and you're out of control," Schwartz said. "Then all of the sudden, later in practice, you start settling down -- I think we saw that in Matthew." Detroit held the first of its three-day minicamp for rookies Friday, allowing the Lions' scouting department the opportunity to evaluate their No. 1 overall draft pick. "He was wild with some throws, but then he started settling into a groove, started working together with some of the wide receivers and then all of the sudden you started seeing some better things later in practice," Schwartz said.
Stafford is anxious on the first day of minicamp
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