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The Lions hope the 30-year-old signal-caller doesn't have to start -- unless they want to play for the No. 1 pick. The only seasons in which Orlovsky has started a game were for a Lions team that went 0-16 and a Colts team that went 2-14. In Orlovsky's nine seasons, he has been on one team that finished with a record over .500.
However, he always will be remembered in NFL lore for this tragic lack of awareness: