Carolina Panthers Doomed With Jake Delhomme? Don’t Count On It.


Published: July 16, 2009

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... pundits were already outlining articles blaming the entire game on Jake Delhomme, and declaring that the Panthers would never win so long as he lined up under center.

For many of them, those articles were particularly easy to write.  All that was required was a basic restatement of prior columns and a perusal of various message boards around the region.  Armed with those resources, the material almost wrote itself.

There's a reason people say the most popular guy in town is the backup quarterback.  The one who gets the glory also bears the brunt of the blame where things go wrong.  And things couldn't have gone much more wrong for the Panthers than they did in their last game.

Yet despite the declarations of all the self-proclaimed experts out there, those who actually get paid to make personnel decisions decided to extend Delhomme's contract through the 2014 season in April.

Of course, this initiated an entirely n...

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