Black and Blue all over: Culpepper starting?

December, 31, 2009
12/31/09
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Nothing is official yet, but it looks like Detroit will give Daunte Culpepper one last start in Sunday’s season finale against Chicago.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz declined to confirm the decision, but invited reporters to read whatever they wanted into the fact that Culpepper practiced Wednesday with the first team. That would mean Drew Stanton is a one-and-done starter after committing four turnovers Sunday in San Francisco.

I can’t make a huge argument that Stanton deserves another start. But on the other hand, Culpepper has no future with the Lions. He said Wednesday he still sees himself as a starter, according to John Niyo of the Detroit News. That goal that would require moving on this offseason. He’s 0-9 as a Lions starter the past two seasons.

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