Orlovsky injured - Lions playoff hopes dashed

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  1. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

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    Wow. What a blow to a really, really promising Lions season. Looks like this might JUST put the playoffs out of reach.

    ORLOVSKY OUT WITH SPRAINED THUMB
    Posted by Mike Florio on November 3, 2008, 3:01 p.m.
    When Bears quarterback Kyle Orton injured his ankle during Sunday’s come-from-behind win against the Lions, more than a few NFL observers wondered whether Daunte Culpepper was having some remorse over agreeing to terms with Detroit.

    As it turns out, the path to the playing field in Motown is a lot more clear than expected for Culpepper.

    Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports that current Lions starter Dan Orlovsky is out indefinitely with a sprained thumb.

    Last month, former starter Jon Kitna was placed on IR with a back injury.

    Per Glazer, Orlovsky will miss the next few weeks, and possibly longer. He’ll wear a cast for at least a couple of weeks.

    The absence of Orlovsky leaves Culpepper (once his deal is official), Drew Stanton, and Drew Henson on the team’s depth chart at quarterback.

    We suppose it’s possible that, in lieu of dumping Henson upon the official arrival of Culpepper, the Lions will choose to put Orlovsky on IR. But there’s no indication yet that the Lions are considering such a move.


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  2. mexican_texan

    mexican_texan Furry Tractors

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    Oh, damn, I picked the Lions to win the division. There's a hundred bucks I'll never see again.

    On a serious note, this should be interesting. The Lion's Offensive Coordinator said this about 2nd string QB Drew Stanton:

    Stanton then replied

     
  3. TexansLucky13

    TexansLucky13 53d Signal Batt

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    Playoff hopes? Hahahaha.
     
  4. YellerLotYeller

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    Damn! Does anyone know who Orlovsky's backup is? I have to find a new starter for my fanasty league.
     
  5. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Wow, Drew Henson is still in the NFL. Anyone know who got waived to make room for Henson when the Lions signed him from their practice squad?

    Moran Norris.

    The league is filled with ex-Texans it seems sometimes.
     
  6. Goldensilence

    Goldensilence hipster elite

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    That was my initial thought too, but my haha was WAY longer.

    Everytime I think how bad we have it.... I think of Detroit Lions fans.
     
  7. Carr Bombed

    Carr Bombed Hall of Fame

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    The Lions drafted Drew Stanton at the top of the second round two years ago, but he never plays.

    Must've been another crappy pick be Matt Millen.
     
  8. bah007

    bah007 Hall of Fame

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    Stanton has all the tools and nothin between the ears.

    Must be Millen's favorite player.
     


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