Friday, April 06, 2007

Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be In Carolina In The Morning.

That's David Carr's logic, inking a contract with the Panthers to be Jake Delhomme's backup.

It was hard to type that with a straight face. Let's put the over/under of Carr getting named the starter at 6 regular season games for all intents and purposes, given how poorly Delhomme played last season. Coach John Fox can say Jake is the starter all he likes; Delhomme is officially ON NOTICE with this signing -- put up or get dropped.

Carr went to Carolina for the lack of pressure -- he can get himself back together after being assaulted on a constant basis in Houston, plus, he lands a damn good chance at gaining a starting spot, and you can smell the QB controversy coming at Panthers camp. It's the best situation overall, because if he does become the starter, he has Steve Smith and Keyshawn Johnson as WRs, and a developing stud RB in DeAngelo Williams.

Stupid teams that should have offered better money and a starting job to Carr: Vikings, Chiefs, and Browns. Especially the damn Vikings. Better hope Tarvaris Jackson pans out.

7 comments:

Nastinchka said...

Thanks for the update...here's hoping he finds his niche. I still feel like he could be a very solid QB behind, y'know, an actual O-line.

Mini Me said...

Agree. Carr is solid. Any number of teams could have used him. I feel like so many NFL GMs are morons.

Signal to Noise said...

Nastinchka - that's why I thought the Vikings were perfect. Good O-line, feature RB. Carolina lacks the feature RB right now, but Williams could get there.

Mini Me - and yet the morons remain employed.

kendavey said...

I watched David Carr play in college and I was impressed, and I watched him with Houston, and again I was impressed, despite his record, despite the jeers that grew louder each year. It is a strange thing about quarterbacks--the better they are perceived in college the less talented the team they go to, and the result is the longer the delay in their development, and sometimes the stoppage of their development. For those of us who enjoy a 21-31, 356 yd (not 189 yd) game, maybe there should be less emphasis on the draft, and more emphasis on real competition in training camp. That would mean coaches should wait until August, not April, to declare who is the starter.

Signal to Noise said...

kendavey - the reason you have all the draft emphasis is because drafting that high requires shelling out millions, thus the demand is already on the "what have you done for me lately?" not even a month after the player has been drafted.

The Panthers are totally BS'ing on this "backup" stuff -- there will be a competition between Delhomme and Carr come training camp.

Swolestice said...

I disagree. As a Panther fan, I much prefer Delhomme. If the offensive line actually stays healthy this year, Jake will be fine. 2 of the last 3 years he has been one of the top 5 QBs in the NFC by the end of the season.

JK said...

i agree with swolestice and i too am a panthers fan. delhomme played bad because the offensive line was banged up and because the offense was too predictable. get off delhomme's cajones