Lions coach Jim Schwartz isn’t talking about his starting quarterback situation, but the Detroit media is doing it for him.
Rookie Matthew Stafford looks unlikely to play this week despite returning to several individual drills at practice Friday. (Stafford didn’t do any significant running with the media watching.) Stafford didn’t do much earlier in the week as he recovered from a dislocated knee.
The pause in Stafford’s rookie season is unfortunate, because he’s been the brightest part of Detroit’s season.
The Lions are middle of the pack in yards and points scored, but Schwartz has been unable to turn around a defense that is dead last in points allowed.
Daunte Culpepper is expected to start against Pittsburgh Sunday.