|Football, Alumni||29 Aug 2009||
|Stafford and Detroit on TV Saturday by Scott Farrell||Comment (0)|
A reminder that those of you with cable or satellite TV can catch Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions on the NFL Network on Saturday. Detroit hosts Indianapolis at noon. Stafford remains in a "still wide open" starting quarterback competition with veteran Daunte Culpepper, who will get the start against Indy. Stafford is expected to come in somewhere around the start of the second quarter and finish the third quarter.
We add this from a Detroit Free Press story:
(Detroit head coach Jim) Schwartz said the rotation means nothing in terms of who will start the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at New Orleans.
“Try to read tea leaves, get your tarot cards out, Ouija boards, whatever it is,” Schwartz said. “The only thing we’ve done so far is try to equal reps out. We’ve done it in practice. We’ve done it in preseason games.”
Schwartz said the coaches had tried to put Culpepper and Stafford in similar situations with similar personnel “to be able to make a fair evaluation. It’s a rotational thing, and there’s nothing to read into it.”
Now there's a coach who knows how to say a whole lot while saying nothing.