Shaun Hill rested, ready to face the Bills
Most of the week the Lions’ spotlight has been on quarterback Matthew Stafford and his ailing shoulder.
On Sunday it turns to Shaun Hill who will be getting his sixth start this season for the Lions (2-6) when they face Buffalo (0-8).
It will be four weeks on Sunday since Hill broke his left forearm (his non-throwing arm) while trying to brace himself getting up off the field at the New Meadowlands.
It seems quick to throw him back in there, but he has been cleared by doctors. And the Lions, under coach Jim Schwartz, tend to err on the side of caution when it comes to injuries. So you’ve got to believe he is going to be fine.
Hill has only missed two starts so he does not expect there to be any rust.
“We were just playing with him three weeks ago. It’s almost like he was never gone. You hate to dismiss Matthew like that, but you have to move on,’’ center Dominic Raiola said.
Under Hill the Lions were 1-4. He’s completed 127 of 208 passes for 1,309 yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions.
He seemed to get more comfortable with each game and had zero interceptions in his last two starts -- the win over the Rams and the loss at the Giants.
He started throwing last week prior to the Jets game and was the designated third quarterback.
“I started doing as much as I could as soon as I could. Last week I was getting back in it, knocking the rust off so everything is all good now,’’ Hill said.
He’s had all week to work with the starters which should be another plus.
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