Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stafford’s status is still uncertain for Sunday’s game against Steelers

The Detroit Lions Coach Jim Schwartz seemingly still waits for good news on quarterback Matt Stafford’s injury. With only two days left before the Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was still not ready to announce the starting quarterback for the game.
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What seemed to good news was that the rookie quarterback finally put back on his No. 9 Lions jersey and took part in team practices, on limited basis, after missing practice Wednesday and Thursday. But the Coach refused to tell how much work the first overall pick in April’s draft had done in team drills, and Stafford declined to speak to the media. So, I guess the quarterback’s performance might not be good enough.

That means a bigger chance to veteran Daunte Culpepper, who will be Stafford’s replacement and start against the Steelers if the rookie will not be able to play. To be or not to be the starter, he may have known already, but we will not know until Sunday as Schwartz has said that he would announce the starter by then.

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