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November 02, 2007

Carr gives his take on Jarrett's struggles

With all the talk about wide receivers Steve Smith and second-round draft pick Dwayne Jarrett, another opinion of someone closer to the situation than we are seemed like a good idea. So David Carr, who is expected to start at quarterback for Carolina Sunday at Tennessee, was asked for his take on the rookie.

          "Coming from USC, they didn't ask him to do a whole lot," Carr said this week. "When you come here and you're trying to break into a top group, you've got to know everything. You've got to know everyone's (all the receivers) position. Getting that down so you can just go out and play, that's the hardest thing. If you throw a deep ball to him, he's going to go make a play on it.

          "If you give him a chance and don't give him too much, he's a good player. He's just struggling a little bit trying to process everything right now. He might be a little bit overwhelmed."

          Carr, by the way, was a bit limited by his sore back in throwing the deep ball last week against Indianapolis. That has been improving daily, and should not be an issue Sunday.

-- Stan Olson

Posted by Observer Sports on November 2, 2007 at 02:11 PM | Permalink


David,YOU are the one overwhelmed. I've been watching your no talent self and you stink. I dont know why we wasted our $$$ on you. You're a skittish cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Grow some balls flowergirl and play like a man. Get rid of the stupid gloves you moron. You look like an idiot. McMahon wore them but he was a QB. You're a wannabe. And for petes sake, would youjust get the ball to Smitty? Believe me, he can make a no talent look good. (watch my film)

Posted by: JakeDelhomme | Nov 2, 2007 2:28:45 PM

If Carr can throw the deep ball and Smith is double covered, who the heck is going to catch it? Colbert? He took the "Hands of Stone" title from Roberto Duran. Carter? Dixie Carter could catch more passes, and sing to boot. Well, since we have defined the circumstances under which Jarret is a good player, why don't we play him in those circumstances? Don't we need good players? Go back and look at the comments from this year's draft on the Panther's official site. Where are they now? Beason is a great pick. Better get Jarret in the mix now. The three way tie for first in our division will happen by the end of the next two games at the latest. This dogfight is coming down to the games with the Saints and Bucs, and if all is close, we have to beat the Cowboys. We better get some new guns in our arsenal while there is time, or it's no playoff time again. Dwayne, time to grow up. Coach, time to let the kid play. Special Teams Coach, whoever the hell you are, time to find the right mix and make something happen. If we don't come out net positive yards on kickoffs and punts, how about if you shave your head and paint it blue?

Posted by: Willy | Nov 2, 2007 3:03:45 PM

Instead of talking to the media perhaps you should be looking at film...SERIOUSLY!!!

Posted by: SteveBo | Nov 2, 2007 3:15:34 PM

"Coming from USC, they didn't ask him to do a whole lot," Carr said this week. "When you come here and you're trying to break into a top group, you've got to know everything."

What? A top group? WHAT? You've got to be kidding me, right? Smitty aside, our receiving group is far from a "top group." Our second and third receivers are, in my opinion, the worst receivers in the NFL. Seriously. I just can't get over Carr's moronic comments. This team is a pure joke, plain and simple. There have been so many bad decisions by the coaching and front office that it would take days to discuss all of them. I'm just tired of it. This season has been all smoke and mirrors and it's not going to continue. I just hope that some major changes are in store for this organization after the season ends. Otherwise, it's going to be the same old nonsense.

Posted by: Mr. Niolte | Nov 2, 2007 3:43:48 PM

You honestly think that David Carr is going to give an objective opinion of the situation? You expect Carr to risk alienating one of his receivers? Jarrett came from a program with a former pro (Pete Carroll) head coach. We are HALFWAY through the season, when do we expect him to learn the playbook?

The only logical explanation that is acceptable is keeping Jarrett inactive to prevent his salary from hitting the cap. I don't know if this is even possible.

Posted by: bill | Nov 2, 2007 5:40:53 PM

Why not put him on special teams?

Posted by: Carpants | Nov 2, 2007 8:46:32 PM

I hate myself.

Posted by: DavidCarr | Nov 2, 2007 9:02:12 PM

My coaches call me their special little tinkerbell :)

Posted by: Dwayne Jarrett | Nov 2, 2007 9:13:08 PM

What I don't understand is, why is it that other early-round-drafted rookie receivers typically start (or at the very least, PLAY) the first game of the season, but Jarrett for some reason is unable to? Is he truly THAT dense compared to the zillions of other rookie receivers that have played right out of the gate? I strongly hope that it's just Fox underestimating the guy or something, because the alternative is just scary to me.

Posted by: Dr. Phil | Nov 3, 2007 4:29:33 PM

Well, atleast if they cut him next year, he won't be able to give the playbook to anyone, he doesn't know it.

Posted by: screaming sheep | Nov 3, 2007 8:16:55 PM

here is an interesting fact:

richard williamson, WRs coach for the Panthers, has been here since day one of the franchise....i believe it may be time for a change.

Posted by: Matt | Nov 3, 2007 11:33:10 PM

Hey Matt, you just now figure that out?

Posted by: stfu | Nov 4, 2007 12:28:25 AM

Shut up....everybody, just shut UP!!! You're giving me a headache! Will everybody just...PLEASE...SHUT UP?

Thank you,
Dan Morgan

Posted by: T. Levan | Nov 4, 2007 7:02:21 AM

Does anyone need a QB?

Posted by: Chad Pennington | Nov 4, 2007 9:21:40 AM

Zoolander is going to light it up on Sunday. You call this reporting!! A real reporter would let us know where and when Zoolander gets his Hair cut at.

Posted by: Radicaldad | Nov 4, 2007 10:55:48 AM

How about one of you try throwing a pass to Steve Smith. All I hear is a bunch of bull crap spewing from the mouths of all you haters. Look at the hand that Carr was delt. He was the NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICK and was tossed to the Texans. If you havent noticed, Houston sucks no matter who you got at QB. Even if Davids last name was Manning, there was still no hope for Houston. Now look. Carr gets traded from a sucky team to a kick ass team and then gets hurt. Now all of a sudden David Carr sucks? Did you even follow him in college? Too bad he didnt throw a tantrum like Eli did when he was drafted. Maybe then Carr could have had a choice on where to play.

The man has been through enough hard times during his NFL career. I think he's been tramatized by the Houston front line for letting go all of those sacks. Houston did Carr a favor as well as the Panthers. Your starting QB undergoes surgery and you all wanna hate on the backup? Where would Carolina be if Carr wasnt Jakes backup? You all get behind Vinny but not Carr? You all get excited because a 43 year old man beats the Arizona Cardinals? Why didnt i hear any of you talk S*** about Vinny after he choked against Indi and got hurt? Why doesnt he suck?

You all need to quit thinking that Smitty is the savior of the offence. Get your head outta your asses and support your team. No matter who's the starter you should all show love for your team. Dave has had his problems, but if it were easy, we could all throw bombs to Smitty.

Dave isnt your problem. Your problem is your fan support!

Posted by: Danzig65 | Nov 4, 2007 11:09:37 AM

Show love for the team? You've got to be kidding me, Danzig.
What shows more love: anger or apathy?
I'll take any form of emotion over none at all.

Posted by: hillbilly | Nov 4, 2007 6:31:27 PM

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