Not to divert too much from the draft talk, but I want to point out how much I love the volume of new people who are visiting the site and posting and contributing. As a Lion fan who doesn't live in Detroit, this is where I go to feel like a part of a community.
Now, that said, the draft is like our super bowl, so I understand why volume is at an all time high. PLEASE! Everyone! Keep posting during the season! Take part in live game threads and post links and put up commentary. Last season it felt like the same 15 guys were making all the posts. With any luck, this season we could have over 100!
I certainly was not amongst the first PoD regulars, but I'm not Johnny-come-lately to the site either. All I want to say is that everyone has been awesome and opinionated. Let's just hope this keeps up even after the hoopla surrounding the draft is over.
P.S.- I'm really warming up to Stafford. Every quantifiable measure that we have he excels in. He's smart, a good leader, and has a strong arm, and he wouldn't (shouldn't) play this year if Daunte is strong. Plus, say what you will about his Georgia career, but he knows how to play in the clutch. Do you guys remember his final game against MSU? See the link below. He struggled early, but made some key adjustments and was dominant in the second half. The way I see it, QB takes longer to develop than any other position. Might as well get one in the pipeline earlier so that we can legitimately compete in 2010 or 2011.