It’s pretty natural when you have to legitimate contenders on the roster that fans will speculate and chirp about which Detroit Lions QB should be taking the snaps.
There are 2 philosophies involved: Go with the Veteran and let the kid learn on the sidelines (like Kitna/Palmer of a few years ago) or throw the kid in and see what happens (you never know with that… Could end up with a Flacco or a Harrington).
I feel that Culpepper is the natural starter for now. He’s a salty dog of the league now, he knows the in’s and out’s and I think the only huge question mark on him is ‘how long can he stay healthy’?
That is a uber-legitimate concern, as when was the last time he finished a season? We’re hoping his legs are fixed and for being thrown into the shark tank like he was last year, he looked alright.
Stafford has a lot to learn and I don’t like the idea of just throwing a rookie into the deep end. Teams with depth like the Ravens and the Falcons (wow, never thought I would be saying that) can slot a kid in and make it work. The Lions are not in such a position. We stunk something god awful last year and the only thing that can fix is time and drafting well.
We’ll see it on the field.