« Wednesday's Panthers links | Main | Delhomme: Confidence not "through the roof" but situation "can't get much worse" »

October 28, 2009

Delhomme will start vs. Cardinals

Jakefile600p.embedded.prod_affiliate.138 Panthers coach John Fox said Wednesday that embattled quarterback Jake Delhomme will start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. Delhomme leads the NFL with 13 interceptions, including three last week in a loss against the Buffalo Bills.

More on this later.

Five Panthers didn't practice Wednesday: S Charles Godfrey (ankle), LB Landon Johnson (shoulder), R Muhsin Muhammad (knee), TE Dante Rosario (knee), RB Jonathan Stewart (Achilles).

LB Thomas Davis (hamstring), who didn't play against the Bills, practiced on a limited basis. FB Brad Hoover (back) and K Rhys Lloyd (ankle) both practiced fully.

-- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on October 28, 2009 at 01:29 PM | Permalink


I won't be watching this game. The fans complaints have fallen on deaf ears.

Posted by: MARC | Oct 28, 2009 1:33:19 PM

WHAT!!!! Are you kidding me? Is Fox trying to loose on purpose now?

Posted by: Jake | Oct 28, 2009 1:34:19 PM

Fox and Hurney are attached at the hip w/ Jake by a $20 million bottle of super glue. The second he goes to the bench, their fates are sealed and they can kiss the Panthers goodbye. A 3-13 record will seal their fates anyway, so not to worry. Change is coming.

Posted by: Josh | Oct 28, 2009 1:35:29 PM

Ive been a supporter of Jake for long time, BUT, he should be replaced. Wonder what it's going to take. He gave the last game away. Im thinking he wants revenge this sunday. I predict at least 4 Interceptions

Posted by: TeddyN | Oct 28, 2009 1:35:38 PM

Yet another reason this idiot coach should be looking for work very soon. I could care less what we do after we fire him, just get him out the door. NOW. If we have a team manager as ehad coach the rest of the year it could nto be any worse. This man will never learn.

Posted by: Fire-Fox! | Oct 28, 2009 1:36:04 PM

All this says is that our backups are just as horrid

also...why doesn't J.Stewart ever practice LOL

Posted by: Anon | Oct 28, 2009 1:38:35 PM

How bad must our backup situation be if Jake still gives us the best chsnce to win? I have been a Jake supporter, but I can no longer think of a logical reason to continue with him starting. This decision may be the true beginning of the end for Fox, who I have also supported through everything. He is simply being stubborn. OK, we gave Jake a big extension....right now...he is costing us games!!! Sometimes you have to make changes and admit mistakes. How much worse does Jake need to get? Again, how truly bad ARE our backup QB's?????

Posted by: tc | Oct 28, 2009 1:40:01 PM

John Fox has completely lost his mind. If Jake fails this will be the end of the Fox era in Carolina and I have to say I'm ready for him to be gone.

Posted by: James | Oct 28, 2009 1:40:35 PM

Just picked up Arizona's D for fantasy. Jake Delhomme will make Rodgers-Cromartie look like a Hall of Famer on Sunday.

Posted by: SirSteam | Oct 28, 2009 1:41:15 PM

Just goes to show what many of us have said for years, this team has been damned by Fox's stupidity and stubbornness. Get a country club membership ready for Cowher......

Posted by: Elrod | Oct 28, 2009 1:43:25 PM

Thanks Coach Fox. You are making my 2010 1st round pick from you even better! Great trade... even better QB! Go JAKE!

Coach Singletary

Posted by: Coach Singletary | Oct 28, 2009 1:43:27 PM

When is Jerry going to step in like Bud Adams of the Titans & at least say he wants the backup to start.What his preference is.

Come on Big Cat! Step in & demand!

Moore has be around 3 years & knows the system.

Posted by: panfan1 | Oct 28, 2009 1:44:00 PM

This is definately a surprise, seeing as Delhomme has been directly responsible for several of their losses this year. I know Moore is unproven, but so was Jake in 2003. Fox, do you really think Moore could do any worse than Delhomme is now?

Posted by: Nathan | Oct 28, 2009 1:45:10 PM

"It is what it is".

Posted by: Hotspur | Oct 28, 2009 1:45:15 PM

I can't believe John Fox is that DUMB to start Jake again. He's digging himself a hole he will not be able to get out of. Mr. Richardson will have to make a move the next week.

Posted by: Bill | Oct 28, 2009 1:46:16 PM

this season isn't down the tubes yet. We are 2-4 with a BRUTAL schedule coming up. Whether anyone likes it or not, Jake gives the Panthers the best chance to win. Go Jake! Go Panthers!!! Let's salvage the season and win a big one on the road!!

Posted by: Scott | Oct 28, 2009 1:48:15 PM

I guess its time to root for the Bobcats.....no, I'm still not THAT depressed.

Posted by: tc | Oct 28, 2009 1:48:56 PM

The only way to get rid of Delhomme is to get rid of Fox. I can't wait.

Posted by: TiredFan | Oct 28, 2009 1:48:59 PM

Done - done - done - done - done.

Please blackout their remaining games both home and away....PLEASE.

Posted by: J. REIS | Oct 28, 2009 1:49:05 PM

I guess Jake Delhomme getting on his knees in front of Coach Fox did the trick,eh?

Posted by: TC | Oct 28, 2009 1:49:18 PM

you are all probably the same idiots that cheer loudly when the panthers have the ball on 4th and 1 making it tough for the offense to hear. matt moore sucks and so does a.j. feely.

Posted by: coach fox | Oct 28, 2009 1:49:46 PM

Oh well, I was willing to give Fox the benefit of the doubt if he'd pull Jake this week, but FVCK him. This is on Fox now, fire his ass NOW

Posted by: FireFoxNow | Oct 28, 2009 1:50:46 PM

I don't think anyone thought there really was a chance Fox would start another QB this week. He has shown he has no confidence in Moore and Feeley. Why they are holding on to Moore, and picked up Feeley and are taking up roster spots with them is a mystery. Fox clearly won't play them unless Delhomme's arm is ripped off. The only way there will be a QB change here is for there to be a Head Coaching change first. So I hope Mr. Richardson pulls the plug on Fox soon. Give the new coach the rest of this season to come on board and make some changes. Even if by some miracle Delhomme plays a great game Sunday, and even if he keeps it up the rest of this season, he has shown he is NOT a long term (read that as meaning a few years) solution.

Posted by: Mike | Oct 28, 2009 1:51:26 PM

Good thing college basketball starts soon. Go Heels!

Posted by: Jim | Oct 28, 2009 1:52:05 PM

I think that Fox has the responsibility to not only coach the team to win games but also to provide leadership for the players. this also means he has to consider the psyche and confidence of each player. If Jake gets benched his career as an NFL player will be over! This is evident with him missing wide open recievers in the Buffalo game. He is trying too hard not to make a mistake and that is the reason for all the int's

Posted by: catsackfever | Oct 28, 2009 1:52:55 PM

The comments to this entry are closed.