The Facts: Lions OC Scott Linehan said today that he would be comfortable in naming a starting QB after competition in the preseason games. Linehan said he's talked to Daunte Culpepper, Jon Kitna and Drew Stanton but he made it clear the Lions don't have a frontrunner for the starting job. Not yet.
Diehards Line:Linehan coached Culpepper for several successful seasons in Minnesota, but Linehan said that doesn't necessarily mean Culpepper has an edge. "In fairness to all the quarterbacks, we haven't really looked and done enough to say what we would or wouldn't do," Linehan said. "We've got to let it work itself out. I wouldn't make any assumptions."