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September 30, 2009

Fox says 'yes with a capital Y' on Delhomme's status

Coach John Fox is standing strongly behind Jake Delhomme as the team's starting quarterback. He just said after practice "yes with a capital Y" when asked if he was committed to Delhomme as his starter.

"I didn't think that was a question, but if that needs to be clarified, yes with a capital Y," was his full quote on the subject.

Delhomme has played much better the past two weeks after a five-turnover performance in the opener against Philadelphia, but he still ranks next-to-last in the NFL in passing efficiency.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on September 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM | Permalink


He should be-LAY OFF JAKE!!

Posted by: Karen | Sep 30, 2009 1:01:54 PM

Fired with a capital F

Posted by: SMF | Sep 30, 2009 1:02:19 PM

20 Million reasons to keep him in! Fox and Delhomme are in this until the bitter end. Sad.

Posted by: mdizzy5 | Sep 30, 2009 1:02:21 PM

This is why Fox and Jake need to go!! 3TD and 15 turnovers in Jakes last 4 games and Fox is still standing by him. I,m a Jake fan, but it's time for someone else to take the reins.

Posted by: abomb73 | Sep 30, 2009 1:04:40 PM

You hard headed dumb ass how many tv. have you sold this year you bum!!!!

Posted by: boydsgrigg | Sep 30, 2009 1:04:44 PM

I really wish they'd start getting Moore some more reps in practice. When they clean house at the end of this season, hopefully he'll remain behind, even if we have a new starting QB.

Posted by: Greg | Sep 30, 2009 1:04:53 PM

And Jerry will say "Your fired!" emphatically.....

Posted by: Homer | Sep 30, 2009 1:05:12 PM

It's only a matter of time my friends, only a matter a time. Fox will be the first to go. My opinion counts to me.

Posted by: mr. knowitall | Sep 30, 2009 1:08:49 PM

Lay off Jake already. Neither of those INT's on Monday were his fault. Moose didn't even attempt to do anything on the first and Smitty and Jake had a miscommunication on the second. I was listening on the radio and Boomer Esiason said (roughly) that it sucked to be Jake because he would take the blame for both but watching them live it was obvious that he was hardly to blame for either. At least Smitty manned up and admitted the second was partly his fault. For those of you who keep saying Jake is the problem you have obviously not watched our secondary or our special teams or Peppers or our lack of a consistent running game....

Posted by: SouthFloridaPanthersFanClub | Sep 30, 2009 1:08:49 PM

The captain always goes down with the ship. Good-by Coach Fox.

Posted by: Coachk | Sep 30, 2009 1:11:11 PM

Jake made soome spectacular throws on MNF. Like the guy below said, neither INT was his fault. Our secondary and defensive front are pathetic and no one on our defense can seem to tackle. Ron Meeks needs to abandon the Cover 2 he's trying to implement immediately. Did anyone else hear the stat that going into MNF, the Panthers had only blitzed 9 times!!!! 9 TIMES in all of the defensive snaps in two games! Unreal! QB's have all day to throw and pick our D apart! We have holes in our defense and horrible coaching going on offensively and defensively!

Fire Fox, Meeks, Davidson, and Hurney

Posted by: stickyd8 | Sep 30, 2009 1:14:58 PM

I have never seen a coach that is so hard headed and stubborn. The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result. The team obviously needs some kind of spark to get them going and Jake Delhomme ain't that spark. This teams need to bring in Jeff Garcia and when Jake throws his next interception or fumbles again - pull him out and start playing Garcia.

Posted by: Bucky | Sep 30, 2009 1:17:48 PM

Delhomme may not be THE problem but he is certainly one of them. He's clearly not the same QB he used to be. I don't know how anyone can defend him anymore. Moore needs to play, but unfortunately as long as Fox is here I don't see that happening.

Posted by: Jim | Sep 30, 2009 1:18:44 PM

Moore is not the answer. Say it again to yourself. Moore is not the answer. Don't delude yourself in to thinking that anyone not named Jake is the fix here. This should have been taken care of in the offseason, and won't be taken care of until next offseason. Now is not the time to find a starting quarterback to lead the franchise. That isn't a "during the season" decision. Any quarterback worth leading this team is either the starting QG on another team right now or playing college ball.

Posted by: john | Sep 30, 2009 1:19:40 PM

It is sad to say, but who do we have that can do better?

Posted by: Ken in Chapel Hill | Sep 30, 2009 1:22:35 PM

Did anyone ask if he is still the coach next week??

Posted by: kravon | Sep 30, 2009 1:25:19 PM

mr. knowitall, there are other areas of the team that need to fixed for sure, but when your Def. only gives up 13 points you should when. The only reason we don't have a consistent running game is the other team stacks the box to stop it because they have know respect for our passing game and our lame duck QB. If Jake could stop starring down the primary receiver and check the ball down a lot of his problems would go away. How many times do see our RB wide open in the flat and Jake tries to force it downfield into double coverage, I would say 90% of the time.

Posted by: abomb73 | Sep 30, 2009 1:26:02 PM

Moore is not a starting QB in the NFL. Delhomme is certainly having a bad streak, I have no problem with them bringing in Garcia, if he gets it/them/the team going. Maybe Jake needs the competition to get better, nothing else seems to be working. I feel like I've backed them for a while and it just isn't getting better.

Posted by: Tom | Sep 30, 2009 1:27:35 PM

remember matt moore is basically a rookie with no experience..if he was a high draft pick and he had shown the kind of skills weve seen glimpses of out of him everyone would be saying he has a great future..he needs experience..no better time than the easiest stretch of our schedule to get him involved..but hard heads will prevail like always..we wouldve made the playofffs in 07 if matt moore had been the starter instead of david carr or testaverde

Posted by: ftbs11 | Sep 30, 2009 1:30:16 PM

as holly says...that is ludicrious.

Posted by: rodnee peetes | Sep 30, 2009 1:31:32 PM

ok i am all for mike shannahan , Jake needs to sit or at least we can get another panther in the record book with the most turnovers in a season.

Posted by: dooby287 | Sep 30, 2009 1:31:50 PM

Why not start Moore... What's the worst that could happen, we lose 3 more games. At least we'll know if we need to look for another QB next year either via draft or trade.

Posted by: abomb73 | Sep 30, 2009 1:32:18 PM

"Did anyone ask if he is still the coach next week??"


"Probably. With a capital P."

Posted by: SouthFloridaPanthersFanClub | Sep 30, 2009 1:32:38 PM

Justin Reis is crying in his Growl Towel.

Posted by: kravon | Sep 30, 2009 1:34:14 PM


Posted by: Ray C | Sep 30, 2009 1:34:32 PM

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