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March 11, 2010

Report: Delhomme to visit Saints next

According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, former Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme is scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints Friday and Saturday after today's visit with the Cleveland Browns.

Delhomme, a native of Breaux Bridge, La., began his NFL career with the Saints before coming to Carolina. If he returns, it'll be as the backup to Drew Brees.

Keep an eye on Denver, though. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is the Panthers' former quarterbacks coach who is very close to Delhomme. In Denver, Delhomme might provide viable competition for the starting  job with Kyle Orton. The backup, for now, is Chris Simms.

-- Charles Chandler

Posted by Observer Sports on March 11, 2010 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


I wish him the best, wherever he goes (except when he plays us!) :) The guy deserves it -- a class act.

Posted by: Clay | Mar 11, 2010 4:25:09 PM

He fell down in the airport and fumbled his bag. He got mad stood up threw it and it was you guessed it INTERCEPTED.

Posted by: kevin | Mar 11, 2010 4:27:33 PM

I wish Jake the best....still surprised the panthers cut him....the matt moore era will be ugly

Posted by: Scott | Mar 11, 2010 4:56:56 PM

Wherever he goes he needs to be a backup. He should have been here, but we all know Fox would have rode that broken arm and lack of confidence to another traded first round draft pick.

I wish him well and thank him for everything except the entire 2009 season and the horrible playoff loss in 2008.

Posted by: Local | Mar 11, 2010 5:03:03 PM

Panther would be wize to pick up Derrek Anderson. Former Pro-Bowler with a very strong arm. Could probably be had for a good price.

Posted by: Zack | Mar 11, 2010 5:04:45 PM

Inside the Panthers, yet we have to read about the Bears, Browns, Saints, Seahawks and Broncos. Now I like Delhomme as much as the next man, but he's not INSIDE THE PANTHERS anymore. Maybe we could have an Inside the Panthers section and an Around the League section. Who are the Panthers talking to? What are the Panthers going to do as far as a backup QB? What do the Panthers think about Hunter Cantwell? WHAT ABOUT THE PANTHERS? It's like Inside the Ex-Panthers now-a-days!!!

Posted by: Virman | Mar 11, 2010 5:46:38 PM

You guys Kill the (QB Mooore set to sign tender), to keep this one up!

Matt showing he's ready to tell all the doubters "shut it".

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 11, 2010 6:05:47 PM

Who cares about Jake... He seemed like a good dude but he was an average QB at his best & got way too much credit for the Super Bowl run when Stephen Davis, Steve Smith & that Defense were the reason we even made it that far. Can we talk about guys that currently are Panthers or fee agents that have a chance to be Panthers

Posted by: Toriano | Mar 11, 2010 6:10:39 PM

Jake I hope you get exactly what you want...you deserve it and you were a great part of the Panthers. Good luck in all you do.

Posted by: MajorLeague | Mar 11, 2010 6:16:34 PM

@Scott...go screw yourself. The Moore era has already been awesome and will continue to be so.............

Posted by: Scott's Alter Ego | Mar 11, 2010 6:25:04 PM

Good person and decent player. you will be missed Jake, except for the turnovers !! It would be nice if you do end up with the Saints again but do not give away any secrets.

Posted by: Animal187 | Mar 11, 2010 6:35:07 PM

@kevin....That is just too funny, though absolutely correct!! Virman, I totally agree with you as well. Let's hear more about players that are actually here. We will need to know plenty more about these guys, as many of the players that will be on the roster, most of us have never heard of!

Posted by: SpecialK | Mar 11, 2010 6:58:52 PM

As a former Charlotte resident for over 14 years and now living back in my home state of Oregon, it was really great to see Matt Moore and Jonathan Stewart (2 of Oregons elite Grads) step up to the plate and end the 09 season with big wins against some of the best teams. I think Carolina is going to do very well in 2010. With both of the running backs remaining healthy and with Peppers gone I wish the best for the team and hope they win their 1st super bowl. I will always love and follow the Panthers with a die hard passion. Go Panthers!

Posted by: @G Rice | Mar 11, 2010 7:13:23 PM

refresh my memory. wasn't the rumor mill had john fox going to cleveland. amazing, fox and delhomme reunited again. only problem is cleveland is end of road.

Posted by: DALE | Mar 11, 2010 7:19:26 PM

refresh my memory. wasn't the rumor mill had john fox going to cleveland. amazing, fox and delhomme reunited again. only problem is cleveland is end of road.

Posted by: DALE | Mar 11, 2010 7:19:46 PM

yet another blog on a former player....

Posted by: jc | Mar 11, 2010 8:00:11 PM

Why do you all complain about stories about ex Panther players? Would you rather see nothing at all? These reporters arent getting any stories about the Panthers, maybe because the Panthers arent talking, or maybe because the reporters arent doing their jobs, but either way at least we are seeing something new and dont have to read about that stupid reason Delhomme was crying article.

Posted by: Mr Bernz | Mar 11, 2010 8:21:56 PM

@Mr. Bernz
We complain because we are going to "Inside the Panthers" and were reading about things that don't involve the Panthers. We are Panthers fan, not fans of specific players and especially players that aren't on the team. We would like to go read about our team and not other teams. Some of us may not even read the article, you can't assume that those leaving comments to complain even took the time to read. All you have to see is the title and you know that clearly it has nothing to do with the Panthers.

Posted by: Leave Me Be | Mar 11, 2010 8:34:31 PM

In fact I would rather not have anything to read if the alternative is about an ex-panthers. I can go to NFL.com or the NFL WIRE section to read about other teams. I agree with Virman, we don't need that in the "Inside the Panthers" section.

Posted by: Leave Me Be | Mar 11, 2010 8:36:40 PM

Guys, quit complaining.

Regardless of what you think, a lot of people loved Jake. A lot of us APPRECIATED when he came out of nowhere to lead us to the Super Bowl in 03.

Julius Peppers was different. He left a lot of bad blood in Carolina with his departure and I don't like hearing about him anymore. Jake was a guy that honored us every time he was on the field. He deserves a little respect, and so do the writers of this blog.

I hope that doesn't come off at sounding prickish, but that's how I feel. In other news, I do hope that Jake Delhomme signs on with Denver. It'll give him the best chance he has of winning a starting job with a talented offense. I hope he doesn't sign with the Browns, poor guy won't stand a chance behind their line.

Like a deer in the headlights.

Posted by: Revshawn | Mar 11, 2010 8:59:51 PM

Ok, look, this is a shame it has to be said again. You can have a favorite sports team.. no reason needed and fav. players, no reason needed. But when you start professing a player did something "lead us to the superbowl" you're combining fact with fiction. Separate your previous emotions about Delhomme with what his playing stats and common sense tell us. He was NEVER good at completing passes (check his superbowl year stats), never threw a lot of TD's and had Moose, Smitty, great rushing attacks... DUDE wake up. EVEN REX GROSSMAN MADE IT TO A SUPERBOWL! Delhomme did nothing an AVERAGE QB couldn't. He WENT to a superbowl with us and rode on the backs of a great D, running game, receivers and conservative play calling.

Posted by: handyman | Mar 11, 2010 9:23:04 PM

I mean have some panther fan self respect. It's like falling in love and marrying the first girl that looks at you and smiles. You've got to expect, want and believe you and other panther fans deserve a REAL QB. We've NEVER had a real talented franchise QB. Stop obsessing about the decent one that is gone and believe we should have gotten better originally or we won't get one NOW. Being kind, thoughtful and "grateful" may make a person feel warm and cozy but being honest with yourself and demanding better will keep your panther jersey dryer (wet from delhomme int./ fumble tears of frustration).

Posted by: handyman | Mar 11, 2010 9:28:24 PM

Handyman your wasting your time, I gave up a long time ago.
I hear a few others coming wait for it....

I do have a question.. when you say stop complaining, you do realize you are complaining?

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 11, 2010 9:32:50 PM

Handyman, that ? was not for you.
Well said!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Mar 11, 2010 9:58:28 PM

I am not praising Delhomme, i liked him for a while but thought he was bad the last year. That said i still dont mind readign what happens to him. I dont like how Peppers did the team at all but i still dont mind reading about what happens to him either. Would i like to see stories about players that are still on the team? yes i would, but if the reporters cant come up with them i like having a fresh story to read now & then.

Posted by: Mr Bernz | Mar 11, 2010 10:48:27 PM

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