Detroit Lions: Keep or Cut

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Dan Orlovsky

Aug 28, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky (8) throws a pass during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports because t

Why he should stay:

What a tough sell. it’s hard to convince anybody that the Lions should keep Orlovsky because this bad memory is burned into their brains.

The fact of the matter is that this was 7 years ago. Babies that were born after this happened are now in 1st grade. It’s time to let it go Lions fans. Dan Orlovsky is a veteran back up quarterback  that knows the system and understands what the staff wants. Maybe better than any other guy on the team.

Why he should go: Even though he knows what they need, he cannot give it to them. Orlovsky is a good guy to have around for moral purposes. But at the end of the day, I don;t think he has what it takes to lead the team if he had too. My biggest knock on Orlovsky is his back up mentality. By that I mean, I don’t think that Dan thinks he ever has enough time to go through his progressions. Fo that reason he’s constantly backing up. You can’t go backwards in the NFL.

Final determination: Having said all that, you’ve got to keep this guy. Probably not the response you thought was coming. For me it goes back to the Orlovsky knowing the system. He can help both Stafford and Moore in that regard. If the Lions decide to carry 3 quarterbacks into the 2015 season, expect to see Orlovsky be one of them.


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