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August 28, 2008

Backup QB Moore injured

PITTSBURGH -- Backup quarterback Matt Moore hurt his left leg late in the third quarter of the Panthers’ NFL preseason exhibition Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.

Moore, who started the game and had completed 15-of-27 passes for 164 yards and two interceptions, was hit by Steelers safety Anthony Smith.

Moore didn’t return and was taken to the locker room by the team’s training staff.

Moore was a solid No. 2 on the Panthers’ depth chart after playing well in Carolina’s final two games of the 2007 season. An undrafted free agent out of Oregon State, Moore was in the Dallas Cowboys’ training camp last season before signing with the Panthers. -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on August 28, 2008 at 09:50 PM | Permalink


Training staff report is already out...shin bruise. No biggie. Sure didn't inspire confidence with his performance, though. And Bret Basanez sure throws a pretty deep ball. That actually goes to the guy on his team that he's supposed to get it to!

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 28, 2008 10:05:05 PM

Basanez played better that short period of time than Matt did all preseason,Matt has not been on target with his throws,Look at Bretts' poise in the pocket,Matt better get with it,Cause right now Brett looks a lot sharpper,Im not sayin Basanez is better,But right now he's playin like it,Hopefuly they dont cut him,He looks more ready than Matt!

Posted by: SPATRICK1 | Aug 28, 2008 10:22:39 PM

Bazanez looked much better tonight

Posted by: Bobpanth | Aug 28, 2008 11:02:39 PM

Make up your mind procton...

Wow...Matt Moore. He makes things HAPPEN. I suggest, no, DEMAND he be the starter come week one. Move over, Joe Montana.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 28, 2008 9:16:29 PM

Posted by: boondock | Aug 28, 2008 11:07:32 PM

Procton, from someone who has never laced up a pair of cleats you a harsh critic

Posted by: jeff | Aug 28, 2008 11:11:11 PM

It's clear that an admitted boondock resident could not recognize sarcasm.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 28, 2008 11:19:37 PM

More proof that the Steelers are the dirtiest team in the league. Screw the Rooney family. Player lowers into Moore's lower body, then Basanez has to almost take a head to head hit? What if the Panthers had done that to Big Ben? Then again, all the Panthers would need to do is buy him an motorcycle, the dumb clod.

Posted by: Phil | Aug 28, 2008 11:39:53 PM

Please...they were playing football. The line's just gotta block better or the QB's gotta move. Should our O-line have apologized for hurting Jason Taylor last week?

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 29, 2008 12:08:24 AM

Moore to PUP list, please! You people are forgetting Moore sucked early last season as well. He did improve as time went on, and he will do so again. Putting him on the PUP will give the Panthers options at QB, allow them to keep him longer and decide whether or not to keep him later, and will add another roster spot for a while.

They should definately get another QB though (like I've been saying all along). I still like Chris Simms from Tampa (if he doesn't make their cut that is). After playing on the team that nearly ended his career (and unfortuantely his life) he will consequently shake any jitters he ever had and his thoroughbred genes will shine through... or so I hope if the Panthers actually get him.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Aug 29, 2008 12:08:34 AM

SYRP...stop. You cannot put players on the PUP who have participated in any way. It's IR, cut, or 53-man roster.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 29, 2008 1:05:08 AM

Basanez has been with the team for three years and has shown much potential, I put him ahead of moore. He throws better, don't get as many recievers killed. if not for a ill timed injury last year moore would not be here.

Posted by: lookin4dlight | Aug 29, 2008 1:37:18 AM

Keep in mind Moore has been playing against better competition than Basanez did tonight, so I wouldn't put Basanez ahead of Moore just based on that. Nevertheless, Moore has been playing against 2nd teamers and has not looked real good doing it. It probably would have been better if the 2 of them had split the backup time more evenly in the preseason instead of 90% Moore and 10% Basanez, that way we could judge better. But make no mistake, if we were to go with 2 QBs, Moore would be the choice.

Posted by: DB | Aug 29, 2008 1:52:05 AM

moores a prime timer.he plays well when it counts.and hes tough.

Posted by: ray | Aug 30, 2008 11:20:42 AM

Yes...Moore is great when it counts...against teams that aren't playing to win in the regular season.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 30, 2008 2:39:26 PM

get over it procton. moore is the q.b of the future. your boys baz and carr are history.no amount of ranting over a meaningless preseason game is going to change that.

Posted by: ray | Aug 30, 2008 5:45:35 PM

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