Why Daunte Culpepper Deserves to Be The Lions Starting Quarterback

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Published: April 16, 2009


... Draft Sanchez, things of that nature.


If the Lions would go the unfortunate route in drafting Matthew Stafford, then where does that leave Daunte Culpepper?


A possible competition for the job during training camp? Maybe, have Stafford prove his worth by making him earn the job.


Daunte Culpepper has earned this job; yes, he went 0-4 in the games he started last season, didn't light up the stat sheets, made some bad decisions, but in games against Carolina and Minnesota, he put Detroit in a position to win.


One thing Culpepper haters and Stafford/Sanchez lovers (outside of Detroit) fail to realize is that, he was brought in during the middle of the season, in an already tough season where he had to immediately earn the respect ...

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