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Did the Detroit Lions make a mistake drafting Matthew Stafford instead of Mark Sanchez? (Edited 09/20/09 10:30PM by jaredtrojan)

| Closed on 11/15/09 at 05:00PM
FanIQ Pts? No | NFL, New York Jets, Detroit Lions | Multiple Choice Opinion Poll
Teams:  Mark Sanchez
Players:  Matthew Stafford
Team Breakout:
48 Fans 
42%a. Yes
33%b. No
25%c. cannot yet tell

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#1 | 1768 days ago

 It is impossible to know or compare at this point because so much of a new QB's performance depends on the players around him.  Sanchez has a lot more to work with than Stafford.  This is not to take anything away from Sanchez who is off to a terrific start in his first 2 games.  Only time will tell.
No  
  
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#1 | 1768 days ago

 It is impossible to know or compare at this point because so much of a new QB's performance depends on the players around him.  Sanchez has a lot more to work with than Stafford.  This is not to take anything away from Sanchez who is off to a terrific start in his first 2 games.  Only time will tell.
No  
#2 | 1768 days ago

The entire Lions team is bad,  with Matt Stafford,  Duante Culpepper, or Bobby Layne as the QB.
No  
#3 | 1765 days ago
vindog (+)

As I said (on this site) BEFORE and after the NFL draft.,  Mark Sanchez was the most "NFL READY" QB in the draft!!!  He played (at USC) in a Pro Style offensive scheme and was much better suited to start in the NFL than any other QB in the draft.  Of course, time will tell, but it appears that the Jets knew what they were doing by trading up to #5 to snag Sanchez and the Lions- well, they are STILL the Lions....
Yes   
#4 | 1765 days ago

HELL to the YES!!!!  Stafford has bust written all over him!
Yes   
#5 | 1761 days ago

This coming from a Jets fan: I do think Sanchez is better than Stafford, but I don't think you can label them picking Stafford a "mistake", It is way too early to tell. Ask me in 5 years and I'll answer you.
cannot yet tell  
#6 | 1760 days ago

I still think the lions shouldve drafted all defensive
Yes   
#7 | 1758 days ago

 Mark Sanchez has done much better this year than matthew Stafford but that could be because the jets actually have decent O-line but i still think Mark Sanchez is the better pick
Yes   
#8 | 1758 days ago

the lions problem is they have a team at all, move, quit, do something . your the clippers of football.
cannot yet tell  
#9 | 1755 days ago
spyder6665 (+)

i wish the lions took Sanchez but will see what Stafford can do its not far to give him a hard time when he had a bad team to come to maybe the lions will rally around him will just have to wait and see
Yes   
#10 | 1742 days ago

I said yes because I think Sanchez will have a better career than Stafford.
Yes   
#11 | 1737 days ago

I think the Lions made a great choice by drafting Stafford, the only thing that I wish would'nt have happened is that they threw him into the FIRE like a long lost # 3 pick Joey Harrington. They better be careful before he loses th love like good old #3 did. By the way what happened to that guy. Coaches should've have started Culpepper to begin the season and brought Stafford along maybe towards the middle or end of the season. It's hard enough making the transition form amateur to pro, hopefully this is not a pro-longing injury. GO LIONS!!!!!!!
No  
#12 | 1737 days ago

daddybair33 wrote:
the lions problem is they have a team at all, move, quit, do something . your the clippers of football.
If I can recell Detroit has more combined champioships than any other major city. 3 with the shock, 3 with the pistons, 1 from the lions(pre-superbowl) and a over flowing trophy case from championships from the wings and the tigers.
No  
#13 | 1734 days ago

(Edited by motownkitty)
Give Matt Stafford time to develop as a quarterback. If he was the #1 draft for a reason, then he has to step up & start proving it. Besides would Sanchez have been a good fit with the Lions.
cannot yet tell  
#14 | 1722 days ago

who's to say that Mark woulda had a good season in detroit like he's having in new york if we woulda drafted him ???
cannot yet tell  
#15 | 1721 days ago

(Edited by Drummer99)
I think Sanchez is a better QB. That doesnt mean Stafford won't improve. They pretty much both have talent around them, although, Thomas Jones is a better RB. The Jets have Cotchery, when he's healthy. WR Edwards is a rollarcoaster so far.
In Cleveland he couldnt catch a damn cold. You have to consider the Coach's to and what kind of Offense their teams are using. But, at the end of the day, Sanchez has what it takes. I see Mark being HOF material in 2-3 years. Thats just what I think, and Sanchez is showing pro character, yet he's a rookie, so expect rookie mistakes. I dont see Stafford showing those quality's ...yet.
Yes   
#16 | 1720 days ago

 i honestly wouldn't have drafted either of them
No  
#17 | 1718 days ago

stafford is fine, but we really f'd up not fixing our o-line and d-line. they suck. we will continue to suck until we fox them.
No  
#18 | 1717 days ago

Santa Clause a.k.a. Matthew Stafford was in a giving mood on Sunday in Seattle, throwing 5 more INTs.
Yes   
#19 | 1717 days ago

the only true mistake they made by drafting him was all of the money they paid him.
No  
#20 | 1714 days ago

Isn't it funny how every player the Lions draft is a bust...hmmmm.......maybe it's not the players
No  
#21 | 1714 days ago

I think we should've taken Sanchez as well, but with the line we have do you think he would be looking better if he were here and Stafford was with the jets? Hummmmmmm
No  
#22 | 1713 days ago

No the Rams did by not taking Sanchez.
No  

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