Yes, I'm serious. Culpepper didn't know the playbook and the Lions wasted an opportunity to win by starting him. It was a stupid desperation move by an inept FO. Orlovsky basically started off in the hole. They even stuck him in when they manged to get in the red zone. The Lions were making things up as they went on when they should have just started Orlovsky and seen if he had the same success that every other mediocre QB was having against us.
Gil, I agree with you that it was a mistake by the Lions to start Daunte Culpepper when he only had 3 full days of practice, after signing with the team. Dan Orlovsky injured his hand in the previous game at Chicago and as a result, was unable to play for several weeks. The only other option was Drew Stanton. For some reason ( s ), the previous coaching staff was reluctant to give Stanton the opportunity. This went beyond Stanton's injuries, that cost him plenty of practice time. Stanton still was better equipped to start against the Jaguars. The reason Stanton came in on goalline plays is that Daunte Culpepper didn't even know those plays well enough to execute them in a game. There's only so much a QB can pick up in a few days of being with a team.
The truth of the matter is once DE Dewayne White was injured in the late 1st QTR or early 2nd QTR of that game, the Lions Defense was totally overmatched against the Jags Offense. Before White got injured, the Lions Defense was playing well. It probably wouldn't have been enough to ultimately win the game. Especially with the QB situation. But I do believe the game would have been much more competitive if the Lions had Dewayne White for 4 QTR's.