The Panthers have to face facts when it comes to replacing QB Jake Delhomme. The QB simply is not the same player he was early last season when he and the team were working their way towards being the NFC South Champs.
Hopes of winning the South this year are gone with the Saints running away with the division, and now John Fox has to face facts in replacing Delhomme in the starting lineup. The Charlotte Observer today reports that the decision to replace Delhomme finally seems to be near:
Admitting his team’s confidence in its passing game is in dire need of a boost, Carolina Panthers coach John Fox said Monday he’s considering replacing Jake Delhomme as the team’s starting quarterback. Less than a month after expressing his support of Delhomme’s status as the starter with a “capital Y” for yes, Fox is on the verge of changing that to a billboard-sized N-O. “The reality is we’re not operating very well there, and I don’t know if status quo is necessarily the answer or not,” said Fox. “We definitely need to do whatever it takes to get better. If that entails a quarterback change, that’s what it’ll entail.”
Delhomme has thrown four TD’s this year but 13 interceptions, which has killed the team. Bottom line, it’s time to see what someone other than Delhomme can do when given the chance under center.