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This Drew Stanton always shows up when we're looking to dump him off and abandon him somewhere.
It's worth noting he usually shows up in the preseason while playing in the second half, too.
After last week, in which Stanton looked so-so and relative unknown Zac Robinson went 2-for-2 with a deep touchdown pass, there was some talk (and I'll admit to perpetuating some of it) that Robinson might have an outside shot at usurping Stanton's roster spot.
That chance still exists, but Stanton dealt a blow to it by drilling his receivers all day and throwing two touchdowns on eight total passes. He did have a fumbled exchange with a running back in the red zone, just so we'd know it was still him.
Robinson, on the other hand, looked lost. His passes were shaky and he blew a fourth-and-one opportunity by either doing the wrong thing or telling his huddle the wrong thing; all we can say for sure is that he turned around to hand the ball off, and nobody was there to take it.
Matthew Stafford had another promising day, going 6-for-10 for 85 yards and a touchdown (passer rating: 120.8). It's worth noting that two of those incompletions were from Stafford tossing the ball out instead of running out of bounds and taking a sack.
I did see one interesting thing, though. Stafford was flushed out of the pocket and chased to the sidelines on one play, and that was fine. But on the very next play, Stafford dropped back to pass again, and the pocket held. But Stafford sensed danger where there wasn't any, and again rushed to the sideline and tossed the ball out of bounds.
One play isn't enough to make this determination, but his happy feet there made me hope his injury history hasn't made him a bit jittery in the pocket. I wouldn't blame the kid if that were the case, but I'm not his coach, either. Again, not drawing any conclusions, but I'm making a mental note of it to see if this becomes a recurring thing.
Last and least, Shaun Hill had a downright blasé day. He was the only Lions QB to take a sack, and he didn't move the offense at all. He was a slow starter last year, too, and he's a veteran, so I'm not too worried about him in the long run.
But still, if I'm calling it as I saw it, Hill was indecisive and not terribly accurate. If this was the first time I was watching him, I would say he was the guy in danger of getting cut, not Stanton or Robinson.