Jim Schwartz Isn’t Ready To Name A Starter
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Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz was on Stoney and Bill this morning and wasn’t quite ready to name a starter. When asked about his starting QB this week he said that “I will come across that bride on Wednesday”. Schwartz went on to say that he won’t be put into a corner and might not name the start till Sunday. Take a listen below.
After leading his team to two straight wins, Lions quarterback Drew Stanton doesn’t know if he’ll have a chance to make it three straight.
Lions Coach Jim Schwartz told our Tony Ortiz and other reporters Monday afternoon he may wait until Sunday to decide who starts.
Stanton, a former MSU and Farmington Hills High standout, completed 23 of 37 passes for 252 yards against Tampa Bay. More importantly he led two field goal-ending drives, one at the end of the game to force overtime and the second in overtime to give the Lions a 23-20 win.
When asked if Stanton deserved to start, Schwartz said Stanton played well, but “we have a lot of other considerations” including the health of the other quarterbacks Shaun Hill and Matthew Stafford and Stanton himself.
Stanton is the first Lions quarterback since Jon Kitna in 2007 to win back-to-back starts.