Thursday, October 1, 2009

Delhomme remains Panthers starting quarterback despite bad streak

The Carolina Panthers coach John Fox said Wednesday that he was sticking with Jake Delhomme as the team’s starting quarterback, even though Delhomme has had just two touchdown passes and seven interceptions by so far.
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Delhomme received a contract extension in the offseason after committing six turnovers in an upset playoff loss to the Arizona Cardinals. However, he did not repay with better performance. In the season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles, he threw four interceptions and failed to lead the team to a victory. A week later, he had a key late interception to end a comeback bid in Atlanta. On this Monday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, he threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in the 21-7 loss.

Despite the bad streak, the team still thinks of Delhomme to be the best choice of starting quarterback. Anyway, as a player who has started a franchise record 82 regular season games since he put on panthers jersey, Delhomme is still much better than his backups, including A.J. Feeley and Matt Moore.

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