October 22, 2008
Jake: Home has been sweet
The Panthers are 4-0 at home this season and get another game at Bank of America Stadium this Sunday against Arizona.
"We're playing better football and we're a better-rounded team," quarterback Jake Delhomme said of this season's home-field advantage. "But it certainly has been nice to play good football at home. The support has been outstanding."
From experience on the road, Delhomme understands how important the home crowd is.
"As an offense, when you're on the road and it's loud and you're trying to make calls (it's difficult)," he said. "That's how it is here and it's helping our defense."
Then there's the REAL reason for wanting to play well at home.
"You've got your family in town and friends and you don't want to talk to them after a loss," Delhomme said. "After a loss -- besides my little girls and I put on a show for them -- you've just wasted a whole week's work.
"So you want to give the home crowd something to cheer for. That's very satisfying as a player, to perform well for the fans." -- David Scott
Posted by Observer Sports on October 22, 2008 at 03:21 PM | Permalink
You tell em' Jake. It makes the whole week better when we win. The sun shines brighter, the grass smells fresher, and even the wife looks greater. I get in a funky mood after a lose, so from a strictly personal level, I like the wins whole buches more.
Won't be long before the Jake bashers show up and start their oh so important whines. Even though we are 5-2 they still need something to whine about.
A complaint without a solution is just a bitch. Unless you have a solution, try keeping it to yourself. That would be almost as good as a win. Maybe even better.
GO CATS! I am looking forward to 6-2
Posted by: iamhubby | Oct 22, 2008 5:45:11 PM
I got to post before procton, hotdamm I love wins.
Posted by: iamhubby | Oct 22, 2008 5:46:40 PM
Jake does have his good weeks, now if QB coach McCoy would teach or Jake learn a better follow through technique (pronate wrist pointing thumb to ground) he could eliminate alot of the passes that sail high as this simple follow thru technique keeps the tip of the ball down and keeps it from sailing.
Posted by: Isaiah | Oct 22, 2008 7:22:49 PM
Yes, Isiah...he has his good weeks enough to get the team to the Super Bowl and the NFC Championship (twice), not to mention a Pro bowl trip. There's a reason you're on a message board and not an NFL quarterbacks coach. Smitty and Moose have both asked for balls to be high because they trust themselves to go up and get it.
Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 22, 2008 8:18:07 PM
Give Dwayne Jarrett some balls? I will wear my DJ Jersey again waiting for his breakout game.
Posted by: FIREFOX | Oct 23, 2008 9:47:16 AM
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