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August 28, 2008

Early reports on Moore positive

PITTSBURGH -- There won't be a final word on quarterback Matt Moore's status until after tests are done Friday, but early signs after Thursday night's exhibition at Pittsburgh were encouraging.

Coach John Fox said x-rays showed no broken bones in Moore's left leg. Moore said he was told he likely has a deep bruise in his shin/upper ankle area.

But no one was ready to made an absolutely declaration just yet.

Moore, the Panthers' backup quarterback, was injured late in the third quarter of the Panthers' 19-16 loss to the Steelers when Pittsburgh safety Anthony Smith sacked him. Moore's left leg appeared to buckle underneath him.

He was treated on the field by the team's  medical staff, then walked carefully off the field. He was then taken to the locker room.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on August 28, 2008 at 11:23 PM | Permalink


No broken bones on an x-ray is a good sign, but that does not mean that Moore did not suffer a serious injury. He still could have tore something, which may not have showed up on an x-ray. I hope not. I really like that kid and still think he has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL.

Regardless, the Panthers need another seasoned veteran on this team, and if an injury to Moore is what it takes for that to happen, I'll take it (Just keep Moore around too)!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Aug 29, 2008 12:13:19 AM

Oh yeah... Bassanet, Schmazanet! Let's get someone in here who can not only has experince and can play, but can push Jake to do better as well. I would have liked Favre in that roll, but am still glad the Panthers immediately avoided that media mayhem.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Aug 29, 2008 12:15:25 AM

in the event the colts keep 3 qbs, which is unlikley, look to them for scraps if moore is out: (1) p manning (2) j sorgi and (3) q gray/j lorenzen . jared lorenzen looked pretty good in time here for game one of the preseason, but quinn gray has shown he can play too. i would add either one fast we are left with only basazne as the back up.

Posted by: brendan | Aug 29, 2008 8:57:39 AM

Mmm...Favre on a roll...what a delicious sandwich. Quinn Gray has looked bad and out of shape with a job on the line. I don't want anything to do with him.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 29, 2008 9:11:01 AM

Why didn't Basanez get a shot at #2? Let's not forget he was higher on the depth chart last year before he got hurt. He's also the Big 10's all time leading passer. After watching last night I'm shocked that he isn't the #2 quarterback.

Posted by: Mike | Aug 29, 2008 9:20:05 AM

Well, Mike, everybody is too busy blowing their load all over Matt Moore's 13-point performances and his dominating showing against the Bucs' 3rd- and 4th-stringers last year.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 29, 2008 10:10:46 AM

Just the data.

Moore did not generate loads of points this pre-season. One TD would have been nice. But he seems good enough to get within John Kasay's striking range. Occasionally. In fairness, some of his throws were dropped.

Basanez on the other hand threw a pretty strike Thursday night, plus seems to be a student of the game. Can't remember if he played against Indy or Philly.

It would be wise this season for the Panthers to keep 3 QBs. I haven't seen incredible progress from Moore over last year. I wouldn't want to risk Basanez getting away.

Posted by: Ben | Aug 29, 2008 11:13:38 AM

This means bring Ricardo back. Super Bowl Champs still and in effect! In Tampa Feb. 09

Posted by: Panther FanD | Aug 29, 2008 11:31:42 AM

I would like to inform those of you who do not know who Brett Basanez is. Brett lead Northwester, oft bottom dwellers of the big ten to 2 bowl games in 4 years. This kid is a fantastic QB and is always doing things to get wins. He is a winner. Some one mentioned Favre, you can have a 40 QB on the decline. He will not have another year like last year. Basanez should be the #2 qb on your team. He can make plays with his feet, arm and head. value what you have.

Posted by: Don Cronin | Aug 29, 2008 11:34:52 AM

Not only did the team win, Don, he is one of the best passers in NCAA HISTORY.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 29, 2008 1:23:13 PM

Procton, I am sure you were a hell of an athelete which gives your comments credence about Moore. Did you ever lace up apair of cleats or do you still wear a skirt

Posted by: david | Aug 29, 2008 4:48:39 PM

You guys are dreaming. Baz is a horrible NFL QB, he looked horrible in the preseason last year, horrible in person at training camp and that touchdown and I think ONE last preseason are ALL the NFL experience he has to show. For the statisticians with no athletic experience, CARR was a number one in the draft... and our other TWO HIGHER rated QB's didn't get drafted.... college doesn't mean SQUAT. Stop reading stats and regurgitating other's info, use your intuition. The coaching staff has him THIRD, NO real game STARTING experience running the offense, looks like a little kid behind the wheel of a SEMI in LIVE practice (no pocket presence, rushes passes, can't even hear his pansy calls). WE NEED ANOTHER QB, BAZ to the practice squad, Tampa QB maybe, since they got 12.

Posted by: handyman | Aug 29, 2008 4:51:37 PM

Dudes, Matt was throwing to, and covered by, the second team. Give him a break.

Posted by: KittiWonderland | Aug 29, 2008 6:11:29 PM

handy, Basanez threw a better pass against the Steelers than Moore has ever thrown.

You're right, Kitti...he was also being pressured by, and throwing into the coverage of, the second and third team Steelers after the first drive or two. He looked garbage the whole game.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 30, 2008 2:41:26 PM

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