Biggs: Panthers in a QB quandary
What’s the old saying? If you have two quarterbacks, you actually have none.
In the case of the Carolina Panthers, if you have no quarterback, you actually have none.
Coach John Fox praised Matt Moore for his effort in Sunday’s 16-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and then said he would wait to name a starter for this week’s game at New England.
“It's just like any other position,” Fox said. “We'll evaluate it. That's why we practice.”
Now that we’ve got that covered, we can point out that Fox is being evasive as to whether or not Jake Delhomme will reclaim his job when he returns from a broken finger suffered last week against the New York Jets.
“I can't answer 'ifs,'” Fox said. “Like all injuries, you just take it day-to-day. I haven't seen Jake (Monday). I'm sure it (the finger) feels better (Monday) than it did (Sunday) and last week.”
Moore was adequate against the Bucs—that doesn’t say much—as he completed 14-of-20 passes for 161 yards and he was picked off once. If Tampa’s offense hadn’t struggled in the red zone, the outcome might have been much different.
The Panthers (5-7) have dealt with a rash of injuries all season, but Fox might need to have his team playing well in the final month to secure his position for next year. If he thinks Moore is worth developing at all, he’d be wise to ride it out with him and then contemplate the future of the position in the offseason.
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