Panther problems obviously are greater than quarterback. But if Jimmy Clausen can consistenly move the team via the pass defenses will be unable to commit their safeties to run defense and the world will become a better place to live. Or at least the Carolina offense will be able to scare somebody.
I said the Tampa Bay game was not a must-win because nobody has to win the second game of the season.
Panthers have to win the third.
I feel bad for Matt Moore. But he looked vulnerable after the game, like a boxer on the ropes, in the rope-a-dope, covering up.
For Clausen to succeed, Panthers need to find another offensive player fast. I'm not talking about a free agent. I'm saying that somebody on the roster and in the huddle needs to emerge.
I wouldn't be surprised if all the young Panthers begin to figure things out a month from now. But that will be too late.