Listen To Colletto About Stanton - And Believe The Opposite
This week began with a dance with veteran quarterback Daunte Culpepper. Some people - I’m among them - kind of liked the notion of the Lions signing Culpepper. As long as it wasn’t for crazy money and an absolute guarantee he’d be starting. The Lions need depth and a veteran presence at QB. I actually thought the Lions were starting to think properly.
Then offensive coordinator Jim Colletto made his comments Thursday about Drew Stanton and not letting him embarrass himself to prove a point. It means that coaching staff is still running the ship and that Lions have made no organizational plans for the future.
Colletto has an awful track record as a coordinator and head coach, dating back to his days with Purdue. He is hardly known for developing quarterbacks. He shouldn’t be making those decisions or statements publicly about Stanton. Those statements by Colletto only further convince me that Stanton can play. I sure don’t trust Colletto’s or head coach Rod Marinelli’s evaluation skills.
There are nine games remaining in the season, The Lions not only seem bent on losing them, but not getting the benefit for the future. It’s a double-whammy the organization obviously can’t afford.
- Sometimes I don’t think the Pistons are given enough credit for how much of a championship contender they really are because Rodney Stuckey isn’t factored in enough. That was a brilliant coast-to-coast move he made to end the third quarter during Wednesday’s opener against the Pacers. Not many players in the world are capable of doing it.
- As good as Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins are, is there a more valuable player on the Phillies than Chase Utley?
- I know the Red Wings were probably drained because it was the back end of two games in a row, but the Sharks are for real. They will give the Wings their toughest test in the playoffs. That was no fluke Thursday.