Actually, Schwartz didn't say Stafford would "start." The coach said the rookie would "begin" the game against the Browns.
A scout's view of Stafford
"Yeah, OK, he's 'starting the game,' but is he a starter?" Schwartz said when pressed about first using the word "begin," according to the Lions' Web site. "You see, 'starter' has a different connotation, and I don't have any starters. We don't have any starters right now."
According to Schwartz, he isn't close to picking a starter and wants to see more from both quarterbacks.
"Well, there's still a lot more to go, and that's the deal," Schwartz said. "It's a body of work. It's not what you've done in one practice; it's not what you have done in one preseason game. It's going to be a body of work."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.