Culpepper to Start

Coach Rod Marinelli has stated that Daunte Culpepper will be the starter this week against the Carolina Panthers.

After last week’s performance, I would like to see more of Drew Stanton.  It would be beneficial for him to play so the coaches can evaluate him (in a game situation) before the 09 draft.  If he fails the evaluation then Detroit can persue a QB with one of the first round picks.

Starting Daunte Culpepper this week is another move by Rod Marinelli that I do not understand.  In a 0-9 season, the focus should be on seeing and developing the young players.  Bringing in retirees doesn’t benefit the future.  Could Daunte starting simply be an effort to not get the 0-16 in the history books?