I posted this thread in Feb. of 2004. Today on KFFL I read this:
and on Yahoo! News:Lions | Orlovsky to battle McCown for No. 2 QB
Fri, 19 May 2006 22:56:40 -0700
Tom Kowalski, writing for the Sporting News, reports Detroit Lions QB Dan Orlovsky is expected to put up a strong competition with QB Josh McCown for the backup job, assuming QB Jon Kitna wins the starting job as expected. Orlovsky has a strong arm, and offensive coordinator Mike Martz likes his gunslinger attitude. He's still very raw, but he's expected to progress quickly during the offseason workouts and training camp.
Yahoo news -
------------------------Speaking of Martz, the scuttlebutt in scouting circles is that the quarterback that has caught his eye this
offseason isn't Jon Kitna or Josh McCown. Instead, Martz has been telling friends he's been very impressed with 2005 fifth-round pick Dan Orlovsky. Martz apparently believes that Orlovsky has the tools, intangibles and leadership to be successful – but also thinks he can't be trusted to consistently make the right reads at this stage in his career. Kitna may enter 2006 as Detroit's starter, but keep an eye on Orlovsky as the future No. 1.
I still wish we had taken a flier on Orlovsky. BUT, I started thinking about Andrew Walter. I really feel that he should be starting before the year is out unless Brooks has us in Super Bowl contention. We can't pull another Tui and find out 5 years later he isn't going to be the guy. We need to know soon and we need to put our faith in him if the Raiders believe he's the guy.