Tuesday, February 08, 2005


The Carolina Panthers finished off 7-9 in the official NFC standings, putting them in third place. They had an alright season, but this team needs to do a little work to come together for next season. A lot of this falls onto the shoulders of Jake Delhomme.

Former backup quarterback for the Saints, Delhomme is on his sixth season. He has proved an important asset to the Panther offense. Right now, his record is as shows: 3886 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 15 interceptions.

Defensive end Mike Rucker should be getting back to stacking up his sacks. Defensive tackle Kris Jenkins has been out for most of the season with an injury. Being next in line beside Rucker, this has provided a lack of blocking prowess. Jenkins comes back in soon and this will not be as much of a factor. This has been the first season in a while that Rucker has not come above double digits.