Friday, December 15, 2006

The New Guys

You have your work cut out for you if you are the starting Quarterback against a New York Giants defense. Chris Weinke had that last Sunday on his first start in over 4 years. He made mistakes, admitedly saying "I cannot go out there, turn the ball over three times and still expect to come away with the win. It was fun to get back out there. I love to compete and I had my opportunity on Sunday." Weinke is starting in favor of an injured Jake Delhomme who is recovering albeit slowly. It does not look like he will be at a pro level by this weekend but he talks of the swelling going down. A thumb injury for a quarterback is hard when that digit is the main strength and grip on the ball. Injuries like that have plagued the Carolina Panthers as of late but that is not always a bad thing. With both normal starting cornerbacks, Ken Lucas and Chris Gamble, out with injuries, an up and coming star of a rookie, Richard Marshall, has been able to show off a bit more. With 5 starts he has pulled down 3 interceptions, 2 defensive fumble recoveries, and, while on the special teams, has tied the record for most tackles at 12. The team will need all of these guy playing thier best and helping in any way they can as the defending Super Bowl Champions, The Pittsburgh Steelers, travel to meet The Carolina Panthers in the Bank of America Stadium this Sunday @ 1:00pm.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Delhomme might Stayhomme

After suffering from a sprained thumb in last Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme has missed 2 consecutive days of practice. Rest is needed if Delhomme intends to keep his attendance up. Thus far he has started 59 consecutive games and coach John Fox would love to see him this Sunday against the New York Giants, who's defense is doing great this year. When asked about the treatment he was receiving for his injury, Delhomme described it as being a guinea pig. Ice is being applied regularly and the several different machines in the training room are being used liberally. "Whatever they want to do, if we can get it to work, then we will get it to work." he was quoted as saying.

Chris Weinke is ready to step up if Jake cannot make Sunday's game against the Giants stating "I have been in this offense for 5 years now. I know what I need to do with the football and I will be excited if the opportunity arises." Starting is not about preparing for the other team though, as they are preparing for you.

Delhomme might Stayhomme

After suffering from a sprained thumb in last Sunday's game against the Philidelphia Eagles, The Carolina Panthers Quarterback, Jake Delhomme, has missed 2 consecutive days of practice. Rest is needed If Delhomme intends to keep his attendace up. Thus far he has started 59 consecutive games and Coach John Fox would love to see him this Sunday against the New York Giants, who's defense is doing great this year. When asked about the treatment he was receiving for his injury, Delhomme described it as being a guinea pig. Ice is being applied regularly and the several different machines in the training room are being used liberally. "Whatever they want to do, if we can get it to work, then we will get it to work." he was quoted as saying.

Chris Weinke is ready to step up if Jake cannot make Sunday's game against the Giants stating "I have been in this offense for 5 years now. I know what I need to do with the football and I will be excited if the opportunity arises." Starting is not about preparing for the other team though, as they are preparing for you.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

What Are You Doing Tonight?

Don't have plans tonight? Make plans with the Carolina Panthers as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles. With the Eagles severely missing Donovan McNabb who is out for the rest of the season because of a torn ACL, this should be a good win for the Panthers. And if the Panthers want to stay up with the New Orleans Saints which already won today, they will definitely need this game.