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October 29, 2009

Muhammad doesn't practice 2nd straight day; Peppers talks

A few highlights from practice and today's open locker room period:

-- DE Julius Peppers talked for the first time in several weeks. One day after RB DeAngelo Williams said if the Panthers beat Arizona Sunday it could help them move on from last year's playoff loss to the Cardinals, Peppers said emphatically that nobody on the team should be thinking about last year. Peppers also said this year's defensive line has the most interchangeable group of linemen he's played with in the NFL. As far as his own improved play the past three games, Peppers said he's merely gotten more acquainted with the team's new defense under new coordinator Ron Meeks.

-- Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad (knee), safety Charles Godfrey (ankle) and tight end Dante Rosario (knee) did  not participate in practice for the second consecutive day. If Muhammad can't play, it's like that Dwayne Jarrett would get the start and perhaps the opportunity to shine that's been so slow in coming for him. Godfrey is still wearing a cast on his right foot and leg. Rookie Sherrod Martin said he is preparing to be in the lineup. It would be his first start.

-- Charles Chandler 

Posted by Observer Sports on October 29, 2009 at 02:08 PM | Permalink


fox,jake are a disgrace to panthers.
jerry you need bill cowers he will trun this team around.if you keep up with jake,fox you going to lose lot fans.
i think you better look on internet see what
panthers fans are saying.

Posted by: lee godfrey | Oct 29, 2009 2:44:05 PM

your english a disgrace to language.
fans you need more insight as to how hard football is play. if you student of game you not care what pantherfans say

Posted by: leadstrat | Oct 29, 2009 2:57:38 PM

lol @ leadstat...

I read that like it was a bad actor from some 1940's film playing an Indian chief!

Seriously lee godfrey, your grammar is awful homie.

Posted by: Curtis | Oct 29, 2009 3:06:58 PM

i'm so glad fox is the type that sticks to something that MORE OFTEN THAN NOT has worked rather than being a "master of panic"©shaq like SVG or in football world, jon gruden and have your QB looking over his back every snap.

a loss this week marks the end of the season and thus time for moore to get some developmental work and jake to get a mental vacation but jake is still a starter in this league. fact. jake 51-34 as panthers starter. panthers franchise without jake as starter: 60-85. numbers aren't quite as favorable for fox because he's had 2 7-9 years with peete and testaverde. still drastic difference over capers and seifert.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 29, 2009 3:28:01 PM

Oh this bodes well - we have an underachieving QB starting and a bust of a WR starting. Why dont we just run the wildcat all game and forgo the gratuitous 3-4 INTs and double that amount of dropped balls thrown to Jarrett.

Posted by: Elrod | Oct 29, 2009 3:31:15 PM

Cowher is NOT the answer. Not sure who is, but there are better fits for us IMO.

Posted by: OB | Oct 29, 2009 3:47:09 PM

They should have spent 1.2 million to get Michael Vick and all this wouldn't be happening to the Panthers! Too bad so sad.

Posted by: Hater Hater | Oct 29, 2009 3:50:25 PM

@ lee godfrey... What are lot fans??

Posted by: BigC | Oct 29, 2009 3:54:45 PM

Jake should be given his last chance, if he fails than we should trade Steve Smith dump Jake and Julius and start working on rebuilding with young QB.

Posted by: ike | Oct 29, 2009 3:56:44 PM

There is absolutely nothing wrong with the Panthers team other than they need a moral boost to become the Cardiac Cats again, but the QB is the leader and if the leader is not feeling very confident it trickles down to the rest of the team. They may not play as hard b/c the QB is always giving the ball to the other team, who would want to play on a team like that??? I guarantee Matt Moore is a good QB and A.J. is a good QB, I would go with Matt for a few plays the start of the game against AZ.

Posted by: Hater Hater | Oct 29, 2009 4:02:49 PM

"Jarrett to get shot"?

That sounds rather a drastic punishment!

Perhaps it will "encourager les autres".

Posted by: Jim Hynes | Oct 29, 2009 4:08:43 PM

jarrett has yet to receive a fair shot and will not see a fair shot until a real NFL qb stands behind kalil

Posted by: fox is a joke | Oct 29, 2009 4:14:07 PM

What about leadstrats grammar and sentence structure? Bahahahaha. Ignorant fans amuse me-

Posted by: darealpanther | Oct 29, 2009 4:14:50 PM

Put Kenneth Moore in. He is a much better receiver than Jarrett.

Posted by: JB | Oct 29, 2009 4:31:21 PM

Wow; Peppers spoke, and made a good point! Also, is he actually...pleased with the linemen around him? I'm sure I'm not the only one who has noticed a LOT of defensive line shifts over the last 3 games or so. It's a shame that our QB situation is so detrimental to the team, because our defense has been playing really well lately.

He's right about last year. What good does a 12-4 record and a One-and-Done playoff run from 2008 do for the Panthers in 2009? We should win this Sunday to get 1 game closer to .500, not to exercise demons or lift some sort of curse.

Posted by: Newsinz | Oct 29, 2009 4:34:04 PM

Cardiac Cats? Remember those days? Weren’t they grand? That was the day we could almost lose a game. At that point our half decent QB, who tried to give the game away earlier, went into hurry up mode and miraculously won the game. Doesn’t seem that long ago does it? Seems like that went away about the same time our current QB went away for Tommy John surgery.

Posted by: jrauhauser | Oct 29, 2009 4:36:08 PM

Mohammed start using Ben-Gay, you should be the spoke person for them, it make perfect sense, as you get older life gives you those knee and ankle problem as a bounce. Football age Jake and Mohammed are over 65, both of you should apply for AARP.

Posted by: ike | Oct 29, 2009 4:40:09 PM

it only took cowher 15 years to win a superbowl!

Posted by: dick butkis | Oct 29, 2009 4:40:42 PM

Guys don't run right up Muhammads' backside when he is trying to block for you, like every game I see.
To the or left or right Please!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Oct 29, 2009 4:41:15 PM

Peppers is wrong. Revenge is sweet. We can kiss the playoffs goodbye, but revenge is still there for the taking.

Posted by: Ben | Oct 29, 2009 4:46:56 PM

Just sayin...Moore to Jarrett could be a good thing...just sayin...

Posted by: JW | Oct 29, 2009 4:56:55 PM

I'm so glad some of you had a proper education and can speak the king's English, but feel so woefully inadequate about yourself that you have to put down total strangers to feel good about your pathetic souls. Post a comment, critique a comment, but let's leave the personal attacks out.

Posted by: mr manners | Oct 29, 2009 5:26:08 PM

This is an absolute sucker punch to Moore and Feely to say that Jake is our"Best Bet"to win a game after not even giving them a chance to prove themselves.Just one more reason to add to the Why Not fire Fox at the end of the season.To bad your dream job up at New York is gone now Fox but go ahead and finance the teams future on Jake's extension and the Everette Brown "deal".Wow I cant wait til the end of next years Round one draft.I wish i could at least look forward to a first round draft pick.But what do you care??You wont even be here...

Posted by: friend of a friend | Oct 29, 2009 5:33:39 PM

JW I am just sayin you might be queer for actually using just sayin in a comment...just sayin

Posted by: Jody | Oct 29, 2009 5:35:04 PM

With a good qb the Panthers have a good team. Take away the interception points & the Panthers won last week. They dominated on offense & defense. Kasay missed a couple of field goals but he is entitled to have a bad game now & then, his missed goals didnt cost the game, the points from turnovers did. I am tired of dummies saying get Cowher to coach, for 1 he is retired, not available, for 2 he didnt win a superbowl for how many years? If you want a new coach ask for 1 thats available, like Shanahan or Gruden. ok i said my piece, GO PANTHERS!!!!!

Posted by: MrBernz | Oct 29, 2009 5:52:02 PM

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