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Lions Name Shaun Hill Starting Quarterback

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Last Sunday, the Lions announced an hour and a half before the game that Drew Stanton would start at quarterback. The decision turned out to be a good one, as Stanton led the Lions to an overtime victory against the Buccaneers, snapping a 26-game road losing streak in the process.

Today, just around the same time, the Lions have announced that Shaun Hill will get the start at quarterback rather than Stanton. Both Hill and Stanton had been taking reps with the No. 1 unit throughout the week, although Hill had an extra day with the first team. That probably should have tipped everyone off that he was on his way to starting, because down in Miami today Hill will get his first start since the Patriots game.

With Stanton, who has led the Lions to a two-game winning streak, on the bench, there will be no matchup between the former Spartan and Miami's Chad Henne, a former Wolverine. The two clashed in college a few times, but a matchup in the pros will not be happening unless Hill gets hurt again.

My take on the QB situation is that I would've gone with Stanton if he's healthy enough to play effectively. Based on the fact that he took reps in practice all week, it seems he is healthy enough, so I would've liked to see him get a chance to run the Lions' winning streak to three games.