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October 29, 2009

QB coach Scherer says he'll back off tinkering, let Delhomme "be Jake"

First-year Panthers quarterback coach Rip Scherer said Wednesday he's trying something different this week with Jake Delhomme.

“When a player is struggling, you look at yourself as a coach,” said  Scherer. “What am I doing? What am I not doing?”

Scherer’s answer: Get Delhomme back to the basics.

“I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll just try and pull back a little and let him ‘be Jake’ a little more,’ ” Scherer said. “Jake has a style that’s unique to him. Maybe I had been giving him too much (to think about).

“We’ve been trying to do that the past few weeks, but we’re making more of a conscientious effort this week.”

Scherer, who came to the Panthers in January after four seasons with the Cleveland Browns, said he has never tried to tinker with Delhomme’s throwing mechanics.

“The things I’ve worked with him is more balance and body-lean, trying to help him with his feet,” said Scherer. “But I have never tried to fool around with his delivery.

“I always talk about fundamentals with him, that won’t change. But, if anything, I’ve (talked less) a little bit about those kinds of things so he doesn’t have to filter them and he can just go out and play.”

-- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on October 29, 2009 at 05:58 PM | Permalink



Posted by: fox has to go!! | Oct 29, 2009 6:11:49 PM

John Fox has a problem with being wrong.
So after The soon to be benched Jake, we will see Feely. Because Fox is afraid Moore will be productive. Then everyone will say "NICE! 20 mil. you wasted, when The guy was here on the bench."

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Oct 29, 2009 6:18:12 PM


Posted by: Joe Cagle | Oct 29, 2009 6:30:15 PM

In times such as these where the passing game is beyond anemic, I think more pressure needs to be put on the defense. They are currently ranked #1 in pass defense and #4 overall. Since they got Hollis Thomas things have gotten alot better concerning run defense. Despite the high ranking, they still need to step up. They HAVE to stop giving up TDs after turnovers. I realize its tough to hold a team to a FG when they get the ball inside the 20 yard line almost every time, but the defense has got to stop the bleeding. They MUST hold up in the redzone AND start forcing turnovers. Their lack of turnovers is killing this team almost as badly as Delhomme's turnovers are. The pressure is great, lets see it force some INTs and lets see those DEs get some hands on the ball during their pass rush. Its now or never.

Posted by: Al | Oct 29, 2009 6:50:01 PM

Why the heck did the Panthers bring in a QB coach for Cleveland? Were they that impressed with the development of Brady Quinn?

Posted by: BC | Oct 29, 2009 7:24:58 PM

Its smack down time boys. Think what we did to you in the playoffs was horrible? Just wait until Sunday. GO CARDINALS!!!

Posted by: Stealth | Oct 29, 2009 8:00:16 PM

good thing I "invested" in those PSL's

Posted by: OBX | Oct 29, 2009 8:23:34 PM

wow, can you say fall guy. what a bunch of horse sh!t jake sucks period.

Posted by: chknwing | Oct 29, 2009 8:36:26 PM

I know if I were an organization looking for top notch coaching, the Browns would be the last place I look. Thank God the Panthers haven't hired any coaches from Cleveland.....what? The offensive coordinator and the quarterback coach came from the Browns? Geesh.

Posted by: cmo | Oct 29, 2009 8:49:50 PM

Still doesnt explain the Arizona game, Rip wasnt here for that was he?

Posted by: smartestbloggerever | Oct 29, 2009 8:53:00 PM

Stealth talks big.....like the bully picking on the special needs kid....best you got? Wow, so impressed.

Posted by: cmo | Oct 29, 2009 8:54:21 PM

Coach Sherer came from the Browns as did Davidson. Let's us leave it at that.....
Thanks again Fox and Hurney.

Posted by: Hotspur | Oct 29, 2009 9:22:18 PM

Fox is at best Asst. Coach... For any Team.

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Oct 29, 2009 9:52:42 PM

Dont sh!t on the Def. They stepped up we are just waiting on the otherside. A ranking like that and jake dropping the ball off inside the 30 yrd line every third drive I have to say they ARE stepping up. Good job D you have every right to B!tch slap the Off to get them rolling. Oh yea hey ST hold onto the ball sometime will ya.

Posted by: MBPantfan | Oct 29, 2009 10:10:52 PM

You guys are so annoying. All week you've been spouting this stuff. Just shut the hell up already.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Oct 30, 2009 12:36:19 AM

You guys are so annoying. All week you've been spouting this stuff. Just shut the hell up already.

Posted by: Gamble20 | Oct 30, 2009 12:36:20 AM

Maybe you are better served focusing on the young buck, Rip! Let Jake keep thinking he has the tools, which allows him to go on horse shite shoveling sobaticals during the offseason.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Oct 30, 2009 2:14:37 AM

"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..."

...Do ya think so, Poops!? LOL Maybe next offseason, you and Jake can switch training rements. Maybe he can be absent from camp and rip the organizaion while "training" in Arizona, and you can go to Louisiana to shovel some shite, to help you get back to Earth. WHAT A JOKE!

Posted by: SYRPIS | October 30, 2009 at 02:15 AM

Posted by: SYRPIS | Oct 30, 2009 2:15:20 AM

And ike, I couldn't agree with you more! AT this point, the Bojangles Curse has done this franchise in. They need to do what they did in Seifert's last year (second to last, really), start all over--- AND THIS TIME, PLEASE STOP TRYING TO CARRY 3 WATERMELONS, RICHARDSON. I mean, thank you for all you have done, and sorry about the not so great health, but let each business entity stand on its own, for everyone's sake!

Posted by: SYRPIS | Oct 30, 2009 2:26:01 AM


jakes elbow blows out and in an effort to get back fast and be ready for the 2008 season, he is practicing 4-5 times a week getting the elbow tested and arm strength back and getting the playbook in his head by default because hes trying to recover, not get better on the field, but as a result his play is decent.

after the 2009 loss, he goes back to Louisiana, gets away for a while by training horses and only practices by throwing 2 times a week, relizes mccoy is going to denver and thinks scherrers coaching will be same olo same old so he never gets into the playbook till preseason. now hes behind, hes throws are inaccurate and hes telegraphing ALL passes.

By not focusing on practiceing to get his elbow ready, hes play has been hurt by default.

Posted by: brendan | Oct 30, 2009 10:50:20 AM

Don't rip Rip. "Maybe I had been giving him too much to think about".
Says a LOT don't it?

Posted by: jrauhauser | Oct 30, 2009 12:54:56 PM

Fox has to go, I totally agree with you that John Fox is afraid to play Matt Moore. I have always believed he was afraid that Matt would excel and show up Jake. If Moore does well, Fox will have a "Tony Romo" situation on his hands, and he will have to let him remain as the starter. That must scare John to death!!! Moore certainly can't do any worse than Jake, so give the guy a chance to prove himself and let's see his capabilities.

Posted by: fabgirl | Oct 30, 2009 1:25:27 PM

Please start moore coach fox,they are going to have a pick feast against us sunday

Posted by: drobinson21 | Oct 30, 2009 2:26:02 PM

Brendan you may be right. Or maybe Jake just sucks.

Posted by: RobfromCharlotte | Oct 30, 2009 3:05:25 PM

It's funny how 7th rounder Captain Munnerlyn starts over 2nd rounder Sherrod Martin. Godfrey is not physical and all this time John Fox has raved and raved about being physical, and running the ball.

Cardinals 35 - Panthers 10

Kurt Warner 300+ Passing Yards - 3 TD's
Fitzgerald 150+ Yard Receiving - 2 TD's
Tim Hightower 80+ Yards Rushing - 1 TD

Jake Delhomme 60 Yards Passing - 3 Int, 1 Fumble
Steve Smith 15 Yards Receiving
Deangelo Williams 55 Yards Rushing - 1 TD
Jonathan Stewart 45 Yards Rushing

I may be right on the money, or way off, but God knows those are realistic statistics!

Posted by: Cameron | Oct 30, 2009 3:50:33 PM

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