Chuck House looks at the Drew Stanton injury and just when he thought he was a prophet....

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Did the Lions Dodge a Bullet?
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·       July 10 Detroit Lions sign JT O'Sullivan, standout QB from NFL Europa.
·        July 29-30, the news is rampant about JTO and his mad football skills.Â
·       July 31, Drew Stanton out for at least 30 days due to torn cartilage.
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Did the Lions dodge a bullet, or did they know something was amiss and picked up a fourth QB for insurance. The Lions did not need a fourth QB for camp, they had one of those (Phil Horvath).  They did not put Stanton on IR to make room for Calvin Johnson. The day they put Stanton on IR is the same day they released Israel Route. Releasing Route should have made room, if room needed to be made.
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Scenario A - The Lions dodge a bullet. This is great news and shows that the football gods are smiling on the Lions. Hopefully they will continue to smile all year.
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Scenario B - The Lions didn't like the way Stanton was moving and thought they better have a quality back up, just in case. In which case, way to go Martz, Marinelli or Millen, or whoever it was that looked closely at Stanton and then discovered JTO.
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I am a huge Michigan State football fan, but here we go, another high profile NFL draft pick out with an injury before he really gets a chance to show what he's got. The nice thing is that even if Stanton has to miss the season, I do not see this coaching staff forgetting about Stanton and letting him rehab on his own. I expect them to stay in his face and let him know how hard he has to keep working, even if he is on IR.
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Patting myself on the back: Last week I offered that the Lions might keep 4 QB's this year. Yep, got that one right (though I have to admit I did not think it would be by putting Stanton on IR all year).
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Last week I also waxed poetically about TJ Duckett and it seems everything I read is about Tatum Bell.