Brian Griese Cut from the Bucc’s… Is this a Viable Option for the Lions?

This of course hinges on how delusional Griese may or may not be at this point; I, of course, feel that Griese is a perfect candidate for the clipboard. He’s an ideal 3rd slot guy. He never really made a dent professionally, but he does have plenty of field experience and can perhaps serve as a decent mentor to our young bucking bronco, Matt Stafford.

Let’s face it, Drew Stanton is a refugee from another regime right now. He was a Mike Martz project who was hurt and lost his field commander one year in. Only on the lions could a young guy like Stanton be under the auspices of his third offensive coordinator in his third year. That said, Stanton is a young athlete that deserves a shot at the starting position. And that’s simply not going to be here. We have a lot of money and the Mayhew legacy tied up into Matt Stafford.

Sorry Drew, there just isn’t a place for you here.

I think there is rich opportunity our there for Drew, he’s shown us some promise and this league is QB hungry.

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  • primo-emo

    Good point, I like your thinking on this, Griese doesn’t ahve much mroeto offer than a few snaps at a time and some advice for a young QB.

  • http://sideLionreport Don

    What exactly is Brian Griese supposed to teach Stafford? How to lose and not make it as the NO.1 pick to the NFL.
    At least Stanton hasn’t realy got to show what he has yet.
    And the Offensive Coordinator Linehan thinks that DREW can be a good backup behind Stafford and Dante.
    Sorry can’t agree to this one.
    In fact I would see that as a big mistake.
    Stanton has a differant style than Dante and Matt.However I would much rather have Stanton as the back up QB rather than Griese.

  • kevinferguson

    Even if Stanton shows us something, he’s not getting paid like Matt Stafford is getting paid.
    Stafford is the starter. If not now, next year. Stafford is the franchise and he is paid accordingly. The guys around him need to be salty dogs of the league. Guys that will take a few snaps or start a few games if the kid is hurt. If Stanton was at all the future in the opinion of the new coaching regime, they wouldn’t have drafted a QB first overall.

  • http://sideLionreport Don

    Yes of coarse Mathew Stafford will be the Starting QB. I was only saying that Stanton should keep the Back-up QB position and not even bring Griese in camp. Stafford I believe will be a much better starting QB than Griese or Stanton.In order for Stanton to get a starting QB position he would have to go to another TEAM. And even then He only fits so many teams. If the Eagles needed a good backup QB then Stanton would be the QB they should be looking for.