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Lions lagging behind Matthew Stafford

Second-year QB looks impressive, but Detroit's roster not yet ready to be competitive

Originally Published: August 2, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Anyone doubting whether Matthew Stafford was the right choice for the Detroit Lions just needs to watch him practice.

Watching him brings back memories of the development of Troy Aikman. It's too early to say Stafford will have Aikman's accuracy, but Stafford has a strong arm, a great football mind and the willingness to take a franchise from nothing and turn it into something. Too bad the Lions can't pull off a Herschel Walker-like trade to speed up the process as far ...

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