Black and Blue all over: Midday edition
Thanks to everyone for hanging in through Friday's technical meltdown. For those of you who like to peruse the archives, you'll notice that most of last week's posts are missing. We're hoping to get those restored soon.
But it's full speed ahead in the meantime. We hit the highlights of Green Bay's romp in Arizona here, and here are a few thoughts about Detroit's preseason game against Indianapolis. The Lions have a 1 p.m. ET kickoff scheduled at Ford Field.
I'll check back in later Saturday, after the Lions game concludes. In the meantime, here's what's happening in Detroit, Chicago and Minnesota:
- Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press wants the Lions to just announce that Daunte Culpepper will be their starting quarterback. Sharp: "I guarantee you if Detroit home blackouts weren't a serious issue this year, [coach Jim] Schwartz would've long ago rendered Culpepper as his starter."
- The Lions are keeping their scheme close to the vest this summer, writes Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Free Press.
- Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago analyzes recent Bears drafts after defensive tackle Dusty Dvoracek, a third-round pick in 2006, was lost for the season with a knee injury.
- Bears receivers Brandon Rideau and Devin Aromashodu remain in the thick of competition for roster spots, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.
- Minnesota coach Brad Childress is wearing a customized headset this season because of a hearing problem, write Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune.
- Rick Alonzo of the St. Paul Pioneer Press profiles new Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson.