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January 07, 2010

Report: UVa interested in Scherer

The Roanoke Times is reporting that new University of Virginia coach Mike London is interested in pursuing Panthers' quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer as his new offensive coordinator. Scherer has another year remaining on his contract, so it could be a difficult decision to leave the NFL. However, he has an extensive college coaching experience and likely would get a multi-year deal to join the Cavaliers.

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Posted by Observer Sports on January 7, 2010 at 12:20 AM | Permalink



Go ahead! Take him! Reip Scherer did a fine job over here in the NFL....of screwing up Jake Delhomme's mechanics!

Posted by: Revshawn | Jan 7, 2010 1:13:29 AM

Well actually Revshawn I think he was trying to FIX Jake's mechanics, which have never been very good. Jake's problems were mostly mental and there wasn't a whole lot Scherer or any of the coaches could do about that. But whatever it is he tried to do with Jake, it clearly didn't work, so I don't think anyone around here would shed a tear if UVA takes him off our hands.

Posted by: Db | Jan 7, 2010 1:53:20 AM

Great, this is another problem Fox has had throughout his tenure, his assistant coaches keep leaving for greener pastures--- whether it's for better jobs (starting with Jack Del Rio) or they are just sick of the politics (which is my own guess, of course).

Again, despite the rotation of assistant coaches and plucking players out of obscurity and making them excel in his system (mostly becuase of salary cap reasons--but is still his philosphy), he still has kept this as a winning franchise.

Did (or more importantly, can) Cowhard do that??

Posted by: SYRPIS | Jan 7, 2010 3:05:15 AM

Note: The reference to his philosophy is that he can win with any player and they stay away from high profile/high price/high maintained players in free agency.

If you doubt that (and some of you sheople will, I'm sure), ask yourself who the stars on this team are...

(1)Chris Harris (the fumble master) who was a career backup at Chicago;
(2)Fan favorite of some, Jake Delhomme, and that is all I will say about that except that he "has led the team to..."
(3)Keydrick Vincent, another backup who has been a solid starter at RG;
(4)all those players he had to plug in (literal castaways and people off of the couch) because of a string of injuries at certain positions through the years, including D-line, O-line and the QB position;
(5)and don't forget all the questionable draft picks that have become local, if not national, stars---Peppers, Beason, Stewart, Williams, etc, etc.


"Meh-eh-eh-eh-eh." It would be great if some of you had a clue and could formulate your own opinions using things that make sense. Seriously, you don't deserve a professional franchise. Despicable.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Jan 7, 2010 3:16:18 AM

And DB, I agree, "the team leader" did have mental problems. Waay too much glory hogging and impersonating. It reminds me of Richard Mulligan's character from the 1984 movie, Teachers.

It's waaay past time this team had a QB with real skills and cares more about winning over stats. I haven't seen passes like that since Steve Beurlein (threading the needle stuff)---not this regular throwing up prayers and griping on the field if your receiver doesn't somehow make the miraculous catch. Nevermind Jake didn't want to throw the ball away in critical moments or even run with it until his job was threatened (first by David Carr a couple of seasons ago, and this season).


Posted by: SYRPIS | Jan 7, 2010 3:24:37 AM

syrpis is such a idiot!! i've never known anyone to accuse jake of being a glory hog or worrying about stats. whether you liked him or not, you could never question his desire to WIN!!!

Posted by: prick | Jan 7, 2010 7:58:51 AM


Posted by: kevin | Jan 7, 2010 8:08:46 AM

Jakes coming back whether u like it or not! GO JAKE!

Posted by: Mr. Knowitall | Jan 7, 2010 9:18:57 AM

I think Syrpis makes some good points. The draft picks have been getting better. However, for every Stewart there was a Shelton. Fox is a good coach and most people do not dispute that. What upsets most people about Fox is the loyality that extends beynond what is reasonable. Players are kept to long, such as Minter, Rucker, and now Jake. Teams that win year in and year out, know when to cut players past there prime. In addition, back to back winning seasons would be great.

Posted by: Steven | Jan 7, 2010 9:43:37 AM

Why do people have to call other people names when they disagree? How old are we?

Many of my friends hate Jake... they all became Panthers fans recently and never saw Jake single-handedly win all those games before his Tommy-John surgery. Those people can't understand why Fox loves him. When Jake first came into the game he saved our butts. He won I don't know how many games in the last 2 minutes when we were down.

Its sad, but Jake's time is over. His arm failed him and now I suspect his confidence is failing him. He has had plenty of time to make a come back. Loyalty only goes so far before it becomes stupidity. Fox crossed that line a year ago.

Posted by: panthster | Jan 7, 2010 9:57:01 AM

I'm absolutely convinced that the Jake allegiance was about money and saving face. How could you pay the guy that much and then sit him on the bench? It's sort of like buying a mega expensive car and never driving it. The broken finger saved him on that one, but it's too bad it didn't happen in week 3. That said, if Fox starts that "Jake gives us the best option to win" crap next year I've had it.

Posted by: catchick | Jan 7, 2010 10:27:47 AM

No named maggot, brilliant argument. I was waiting for some degenerate to come along and resort to name calling when presented with any type of argument at all in favor of Fox. Obviously, that is all you have. Pretty lame.

Steven, you are right, that is my only knock on Fox, he is too much of a player's coach at times. Ironically, that is also what makes him so good and why he has been able to bring the best out of discarded players. Is is also why some players are willing to come to this franchise. Everyone is treated graciously, no matter what, by this staff. It's a double edged sword, with Fox taking most of the damage.

Speaking of gracious, I just hope Delhoe will be graciious giving up his starting spot next year (just like Rodney Peete was). Don't forget what great regard Jake had for him, whooping and hollering going onto the field when Fox put Jake in. Talk about no respect. Just the same, Peete supported Jake and mentored him as best he could for the rest of that season. NOW THAT IS CLASS!

But then we have Jake, who is already starting his campaign and politcics---

Moore: "It will play out in training camp and whatever happens I will be good with."

Delhoe: "I learned alot from being benched and 'It doesn't mean anything if you go out in training camp and can't hit anybody'"

What a putz! And I was rooting for the guy to save face, come in as a backup and still get fan support and do commercials. Now I think he should just stick to what he loves best and what he does every offseason (instead of training and honing his limited skills), and that is shoveling horse dung.

If he comes back I'm turning into a Packers fan only! I've had enough of that retarded spaz.

Posted by: SYRPIS | Jan 7, 2010 10:39:21 AM

No NFL hits a home run on every draft pick. SD drafted LT, but also drafted Ryan Leaf. Every team in the league had multiple chances to draft Tom Brady before he was taken in the sixth round. Some people say hoodie is a genious for drafting him, but they got lucky too. Overall, our draft picks have done quite well under Fox/Hurney. Especially the 1st rounds picks: Gross, Gamble, Williams, Davis, Beason, Stewart, Otah. Where would our team be without these guys.

Posted by: Homie da clown | Jan 7, 2010 1:56:19 PM

hire rich gannon to be qb coach. moore plays like him. jake is not going to help moore out. one more reason to get rid of jake, he's a cancer. everytime his team mates see him they remember losing.

Posted by: joe cool | Jan 7, 2010 7:19:48 PM


Bobby, I've been biting my tongue, but I have to address this (yet again). Jake has been bad from the get go. His best asset to the team has been well documented---"his ability to lead."
That being said, he has always turned the ball over. Remember the Cardiac Cats? They were called that just for that reason. It has been his teammates for years that either make crazy catches and excellent YAC, or they recover his fumbles, or the defense gets the ball back (let's not overlook how special teams has mad some plays by blocking opponent's game winning field goals).
Anyway, all that had changed after the SI cover. Since then, becuase of the hype he was getting, Jake was putting himself up there with the likes of Peyton Manning. His leadership (his one asset) went dow the tubes because of that, especially the way he was yelling at players that made him look good for years with their own amazing play---remember the smitty jake conflict that was played off as normal encouragment???
If you need proof, just look how well the entire team responded when someone else was put in there! They could have gotten Joey Harrrington off of the street and the Panther players would have been playing lights out (the QB play may not have been as good though). And that is just how bad the Bojangle politics was getting.
Oh yeah, and now Poopers wants to play for the team. And BTW, what did Lucas say to piss mighty mouse off?
Anyway, you do have a point in that the surgery affected him, but it made an ALREADY BAD QB worse.
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