Biggs: Fox sly when it comes to Carolina QB position
If John Fox had made up his mind on what to do with Jake Delhomme, he’s not saying.
The Carolina Panthers coach was noncommittal this afternoon about what he will do at quarterback for Sunday’s game at Arizona, a rematch of the playoff game that began the terrible funk that Delhomme is in. Delhomme was picked off three times on Sunday as the Panthers fell to the Buffalo Bills 20-9 at home.
“The reality is we’re not operating very well there, and I don’t know if status quo is necessarily the answer or not,” he said. “We definitely need to do whatever it takes to get better. If that entails a quarterback change, that’s what it’ll entail.”
Fox can choose between Matt Moore and A.J. Feeley, and he might be near his breaking point at the position as Delhomme leads the league with 13 interceptions, seven of which have led to scores by opponents. Fox said for competitive reasons he isn’t going to announce any decision any time soon. Moore has three career starts and Feeley has made 15 starts in his nine-year career. Feeley is new to the Panthers this season. Something has to change in the passing game.
“I don’t know that there’s a lot of confidence in that part of our offense, whether it’s by the offensive players or what-not,” Fox said. “As an offense, your job is to score points. When you kind of travel quite a few yards and get no points, it doesn’t do a lot for your confidence. We have to get over that, plain and simple. Nobody’s going to come rescue us. We have to fix it. We’ll do the necessary things to do that to the best of our ability.”
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