Panthers will roll with Matt Moore for the time being
The scuffling Carolina Panthers are going to stick with Matt Moore, for the time being, at quarterback.
That might be more indicative of how unprepared rookie Jimmy Clausen is right now than how much faith John Fox and his coaching staff have in Moore. That’s because Moore was awful rough on Sunday in the Panthers’ 20-10 loss to the St. Louis Rams in the Edward Jones Dome.
Moore completed 23 of 37 passes for 194 yards. He threw one touchdown pass to Brandon LaFell but was intercepted three times, pushing his season total to 10. Bad teams can’t win turning the ball over, and the Panthers are proof of that.
“Right now Matt gives us our best chance,” Fox said after the game, according to Steve Reed of the Gaston Gazette. “We will evaluate it once we look at the tape and do something to get better and execute more consistently on offense. Like I said, we had progress last week. Not that it was outstanding, but better than today.”
Some of the mistakes on the field clearly got to Moore.
“We didn’t come out here and expect that and I maybe let the emotions get to me, which maybe I shouldn’t have done,” Moore said. “It’s just a little bit of everything. I was just trying to get it right.”
It’s hard to say the Panthers will look better next week. They’re playing the New Orleans Saints and that is going to pit them against another opponent where there isn’t much room for error.
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