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Drew Stanton has caught the brunt of the Detroit LionsÆ recent woes. He was a second-round draft choice in 2007 to be to heir-apparent to Jon Kitna in a Mike Martz-led offensive system. He was shut down his rookie year, both to nurse a minor knee injury (not unlike the one he suffered a few months ago in the preseason) and so Martz could tinker with his throwing motion. Of course, Martz only lasted one season. Now, in three seasons, Stanton has seen three offensive coordinators, two head coaches, and four starting quarterbacks. And none of those starting quarterbacks have been Stanton. Stanton has systematically gotten a vote ofá ôno confidenceö from every coaching staff he has seen. The Lions with Martz running the offense put him on injured reserve early in 2007, effectively giving h ...

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