No depth chart for Schwartz
ALLEN PARK Lions coach Jim Schwartz will not compile a depth chart until just prior to the first preseason game, he said after Tuesdays minicamp session.
Theres some positions it doesnt take Vince Lombardi to figure out who our best player is at that position. I need to stay consistent. I cant say well have a depth cart at one position, but these other positions are going to be wide open for competition, Schwartz said.
Quarterback Daunte Culpepper, who said hes 100 percent healthy going into training camp for the first time since 2004, has no problem with that. Neither does Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 draft pick.
I said it when we drafted Stafford, but it applies to everybody on this team. Youre a starter on this team when youre the best player and youre ready. You need to fulfill both of those. If youre the best player but youre not ready physically, emotionally, whatever it is, youre not going to play, Schwartz said. If youre ready but youre not the best player youre not the starter.
Minicamp continues Wednesday and Thursday.
For more on the competition between Culpepper and Stafford see Wednesdays Oakland Press.