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Schwartz coy about quarterback decision

The Detroit Lions became the first 0-15 team in NFL history on December 21, via a 42-7 loss to the Saints.

And the Lions will attempt to end their string of 17 straight losses over two seasons by knocking off the Saints in New Orleans on September 13.

To help his team’s chances in this regard, coach Jim Schwartz is keeping the identity of his starting quarterback a secret.

“I think I’ll just keep that to myself,” Schwartz said after Thursday night’s preseason finale.  “I’ll keep whether I know, to myself.  It doesn’t do us any good to even announce it or say we’ve made a decision or anything like that.  We’ll make the decision when we feel the time is right and we’ll announce it when we feel the time is right.”

In other words, the Lions will announce it as late as possible, in the hopes that the Saints devote time to preparing for rookie Matthew Stafford and veteran Daunte Culpepper.

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25 Responses to “Schwartz coy about quarterback decision”
  1. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Sep 4, 2009 12:21 AM

    Good for him…I don’t know why more coaches don’t do this…oh wait….one does….Belicheck…
    Maybe that’s one of a million other reasons he’s an incredible coach….
    Oh yeah and he doesn’t “Marry” himself to draft picks…if they suck…they know they’re gone…right Chad Jackson???

  2. steeler-hater says: Sep 4, 2009 12:44 AM

    Schwartz was a great defensive coach when he was in Tennessee. But I hope he knows better than to start Stafford right away if he doesn’t have to.
    Best to let Culpepper run this awful team for a while and let Stafford watch.
    At least for the first 8 to 10 games, anyways…

  3. stiller43 says: Sep 4, 2009 12:51 AM

    They’re not going to win whoever the qb is…but i guess give him cred for trying.

  4. JaggedMark says: Sep 4, 2009 12:57 AM

    Prepare for both QB’s?
    That should take at least 4 minutes!

  5. greenguy09 says: Sep 4, 2009 1:31 AM

    don’t you mean 0 -16 florio ?

  6. jordan4440 says: Sep 4, 2009 4:04 AM

    Do you not look over your posts? 0-15? You mean 0-16? Did they have a week off? I didn’t even read the rest of your post after that. I should be hired to write for this site. I promise I will re-read and revise everything I post!

  7. hay1111 says: Sep 4, 2009 5:39 AM

    Easy decision if you’re the Saints…prep for Culpepper. Prep for the guy who knows more rather than the guy who knows less.

  8. C. says: Sep 4, 2009 6:45 AM

    In Schwartz We Trust. At least for a win this season. C Pep should start if his Flintstone brake toe is well.

  9. Mike Florio says: Sep 4, 2009 7:03 AM

    Fact No. 1: The Lions lost to the Saints on Dec. 21 last year to fall to 0-15.
    Fact No. 2: The loss made them the first NFL team to ever go 0-15, since the prior record for futility before that was 0-14.
    Fact No. 3: The loss to the Saints is relevant to this story because the team that won’t know who the Lions’ starting quarterback is entering the week prior to their Week One regular-season game is the Saints.
    Fact No. 4: I know the Lions ultimately went 0-16, but they didn’t lose game No. 16 to the Saints.
    Conclusion: jordan4440 and greenguy09 are idiots.

  10. Hurricane says: Sep 4, 2009 7:19 AM

    @ jordan4440 & greenguy09
    You guys just got lawyered

  11. lololnpnp says: Sep 4, 2009 7:39 AM

    @ jordan4440 & greenguy09
    Yo a** just got worked like some hos. Don’t be an idiot by commenting on articles you barely skimmed. Or if you did read it all and still don’t understand football then leave the site.
    P.S. The logging in functionality for this site sucks.

  12. tv says: Sep 4, 2009 7:39 AM

    May da Schwartz be wit you!

  13. C. says: Sep 4, 2009 8:26 AM

    @ jordan4440 & greenguy09
    I was about to say what Florio said, but he nailed it. “OWNED!”

  14. RagnartheViking says: Sep 4, 2009 8:59 AM

    See how great that is Mike?
    I for one am all for you to keep doing !
    Even if I’m on the wrong side of the bitch slap!
    Nice work

  15. Clark says: Sep 4, 2009 9:01 AM

    Mike, the dumbf–ks have taken over your site. Please, we need the ratings back so we can self police these nimrods.

  16. ernielogo says: Sep 4, 2009 9:06 AM

    So, when Schwartz doesn’t name his starting quarterback he’s being coy. Why is Mangini not coy?

  17. Hap says: Sep 4, 2009 9:07 AM

    Yeah, we’re all on the edge of our seats about who’s gonna start for the 0-16 Lions.

  18. Clark says: Sep 4, 2009 9:25 AM

    tv says:
    September 4, 2009 7:39 AM
    May da Schwartz be wit you!
    ——————————————-jordan4440 & greenguy09 where the two guys combing the desert for a clue.

  19. RagnartheViking says: Sep 4, 2009 9:43 AM

    Clark says:
    September 4, 2009 9:25 AM
    tv says:
    September 4, 2009 7:39 AM
    May da Schwartz be wit you!
    ——————————————-jordan4440 & greenguy09 where the two guys combing the desert for a clue.
    ===============================
    We ain’t found shit!!

  20. heywood jablowme says: Sep 4, 2009 10:10 AM

    Nice Florio,
    You are feeling frisky this morning!!!

  21. purpleguy says: Sep 4, 2009 10:27 AM

    Geez, maybe I don’t read these enough, as I don’t recall Mike previously pimping problematic posters. Pretty frigging entertaining.

  22. Train_Wreck says: Sep 4, 2009 10:55 AM

    I am the Detroit Lions!

  23. footballrulz says: Sep 4, 2009 10:56 AM

    Keep it up Mike
    Ragnar-as I’ ve said before you may be a Vikings fan but you’re an alright guy
    “Even if I’m on the wrong side of the bitch slap”

  24. Dewey Axewound says: Sep 4, 2009 11:01 AM

    I think the 0-15 is accurate, given that one of those losses was by all rights a WIN over the Vikings…
    before the turd burgling refs (probably crooked like the StarCaps judge) stole the game from the Lions, tied a bow on it, and handed it over to the Queens.

  25. RagnartheViking says: Sep 4, 2009 2:57 PM

    And Dewey’s raging hardon for the Vikings continues unabated.
    Dewey: You are supposed to consult a physician for an erection lasting more than 4 hours.
    Either that or just take the Jayne Cutler poster off your ceiling, that ought to do the trick.

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