Culpepper Could Start Sunday

Adam Schefter of the NFL Network is reporting that Daunte Culpepper could start for the Detroit Lions as early as this Sunday.

Daunte Culpepper

This wouldn’t be shocking as Drew Stanton is not ready according to the Detroit coaching staff.  If Stanton does not start I think it is pretty clear that the coaching staff has no confidence in him going forward.  Mike Martz made this 2nd round draft pick based on his style of offense.  That style of offense no longer fits in Detroit.  Matt Millen should never allowed this pick as there were much more urgent poistional needs.

Daunte Culpepper is a seasoned pro so he could step in to the starting lineup with about 10 passing plays and the running game.  He has likely been given the play book a week ago to get ready in case of emergency.  With Dan Orlovsky’s thumb injury, the emergency is upon us.