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October 20, 2010

Steve Smith returns to Panthers practice

   The Panthers new-old-new QB Matt Moore had some unexpected good news Wednesday, as, WR Steve Smith was back on the practice field.

   Smith missed the Chicago game after suffering a high ankle sprain at New Orleans. Typically that's a four-week injury (as it was for DE Tyler Brayton) but Smith has traditionally been a quick healer.

   His return can only help the league's worst offense, which is turning to Moore this week looking for any kind of spark.

   Otherwise, the bye week seems to have been good for them, as the team is mostly well.

   There's still no sight of LB Thomas Davis or RT Jeff Otah, but we weren't expecting them.

   LB Jamar Williams (neck) was out again, as his problem has persisted longer than he thought it would. Also, TE Dante Rosario (knee) was held out.

-- Darin Gantt

Posted by Observer Sports on October 20, 2010 at 01:24 PM | Permalink


Steve Smith, please sit out the rest of the year. The Get What You Pay For Carolina Panthers have become the laughing stock of the NFL and we have absolutely no chance of winning anything, even one game. Don't chance it.

Posted by: Amazed | Oct 20, 2010 1:49:38 PM

Is there any chance of Devin Thomas being ready to play Sunday? I think he will be the most immediate answer to take the heat off Stevonne L Smith.

Posted by: HairBall | Oct 20, 2010 1:59:42 PM

yes i hope

Posted by: jamie | Oct 20, 2010 2:07:47 PM

Man... This team be stinkin.

Posted by: cppro | Oct 20, 2010 2:07:57 PM

Carolina Panther will surprise every body this second part of the season, Carolina alway play harder when everybody cout them out, that just John Fox team, and yes John Fox will be back

Posted by: jamie | Oct 20, 2010 2:11:13 PM

Who cares!

Posted by: jd | Oct 20, 2010 2:27:39 PM

In all the conversation about quarterbacks, Tony Pike is never mentioned. Why doesn't he deserve an opportunity? As many deflected passes as I see, it could be nice to have a taller man that can see over the line. If he can't do the job, why did we draft him? And lastle, no better production than we are getting, why not take the chance, he can't do any worse and could be a pleasnat suprise?

Posted by: Packdad4 | Oct 20, 2010 2:33:38 PM

See, I told you guys would need me.

Posted by: Jake Delhomme | Oct 20, 2010 2:34:23 PM

Butler High,loan us a couple of play makers and a QB.

Posted by: d c perry | Oct 20, 2010 2:34:45 PM

I think what the Panthers should do is ask Mr Smith which team he would interested in being traded to because he's such a team guy he would never do it himself they should let him pursue a super bowl with a team that has a chance and not keep getting beat up with this MESS they have going on here good luck Mr Smith

Posted by: BENCAR | Oct 20, 2010 2:36:34 PM


Please place the bong on the table and walk away. You have had WAY to much of that stuff.

ZERO chance Fox is back next year. ZERO.

Posted by: JR-SUCKS! | Oct 20, 2010 2:42:34 PM

Steve, if you haven't noticed...Jake is not behind center this year. Don't expect anyone to hit you in stride down field very far. During all those pro-bowl years when you were able to go for over 1000 yards receiving, the fans were calling for the Panther coaching staff to remove Jake from the lineup. They finally got what they wanted. This is just an FYI...just in case you want to reconsider.

Posted by: Hooover45 | Oct 20, 2010 2:42:44 PM

Lol Foxy is doing everything he can to try to make sure Matt Moore does ok this weekend...Now wait till he fails again throws 3-4 more ints and gets knocked out of the NFL period standing there watching D line men blast him.Then no more Moore no more Matt Moore is a good qb threads...

Posted by: Scott | Oct 20, 2010 2:44:32 PM

They should rotate Clausen, Moore, Pike and Edwards throughout the game. Let one play per quarter, or just rotate based on scheme, field position, whatever. In an 0-16 year, nothing matters, but "anything" is possible!

Posted by: You Know | Oct 20, 2010 2:46:20 PM

So Foxy let's a rookie play the tuff teams then pulls him.Let's the guy that is color blind have the cup cake teams.Why is Fox still the head coach?No really let's throw a rookie with 2 rookie Wrs out there he'll do fine but for moore we'll bring in a few guys and put smith back in...

Posted by: Fire Fox | Oct 20, 2010 2:50:39 PM

There are some very dumb comments on this page! Hilarious!

Posted by: shane | Oct 20, 2010 2:57:18 PM

LMAO , why is nobody dogging the O line? those are the fat bastards that suck. We need BOBBY BOUCHET!!!!!!!

Posted by: Cam | Oct 20, 2010 3:12:49 PM

@Fire Fox

Very interesting observation.

Posted by: MBPantfan | Oct 20, 2010 3:13:36 PM

Ty Cam ..
I just found it odd you throw the rookie out there for sum of the tuffest 3 games this season till the pit/ravens games hit.Then yank him for the crap teams where he could build himself up.Does not seam like a very good coach, game plan.And why not get help in the Wr end while your rookie starts?Why wait for the other to come back?Maybe foxy will take Moore with him.

Posted by: Fire Fox | Oct 20, 2010 3:20:06 PM

I mean MBPantfan

Posted by: Fire Fox | Oct 20, 2010 3:20:50 PM

Clausen is 6'2. So is Romo, Rodgers, Sanchez, Farve, Jake, McNabb. Really tired of that argument.

Posted by: Patrick | Oct 20, 2010 3:20:57 PM

Panthers 0-5 and did nothing in the bye week.....Nobody FIRED!!!!! WHERE CAN I GET A JOB LIKE THIS.........You wouldn't last long in the real world, or are you in the real world BIG CAT...........no more children to fired?????????????

Posted by: boydsgrigg | Oct 20, 2010 3:27:47 PM

I agree with all your posts and have been considering it... I'm 31 and a championship ring would be a nice retirement. What or who would you trade me for? I'm curious.

Posted by: Steve Smith | Oct 20, 2010 4:12:19 PM

Trade Steve Smith while he is worth something.

Posted by: JeffLamp | Oct 20, 2010 4:17:59 PM


Posted by: AHicks | Oct 20, 2010 4:19:22 PM

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