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November 28, 2010

Jake will try to avoid mistakes by the lake

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Just set out to find a Starbucks and the first place I came across for a bagel and coffee was Jake’s.

Perfect.

Jake Delhomme facing his former Panthers’ team is not even close to being the biggest player-facing-his-former-team story here this week.

Clevelanders, as you might have heard, are still fuming about LeBron James’ decision to take his talents to South Beach.

James returns to the city by the lake this week with the Miami Heat, and fans here are being told to leave their “obscene or pornographic T-shirts or signs” at home, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Nice. Let’s hope the Cuyahoga River doesn’t burn again.

But Delhomme’s start against the team he guided for seven years and led to their only Super Bowl appearance at least has made this matchup of two bad teams interesting.

Will it be Good Jake or Bad Jake that shows up today for the Browns?

That will depend largely on whether the Good Secondary or Bad Secondary is on the field for the Panthers.

You remember the Good Secondary, right? Picking off passes – three off Eli Manning in Week 1 – and keeping the Panthers in most games the first half of the season.

But lately the Bad Secondary has been getting torched, allowing the last four opposing QBs to complete 70 percent of their passes while coming up with only one pick during that stretch.

Delhomme proved time and again his last few seasons in Charlotte that he will make poor decisions and throw balls into coverage.

But the Panthers’ defensive backs actually have to be covering someone for those Mistakes by Jake to result in interceptions. And lately that has not been the case.

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on November 28, 2010 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

Comments

Get 'em Jake!!!! I hope you throw for 500 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Posted by: SouthFlaPanthersFanClub | Nov 28, 2010 12:09:15 PM

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