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For a team who regularly keeps three to four quarterbacks on the roster, it's rare to hear the Panthers having a "quarterback crisis." 

However, that's exactly what the Panthers faced during their first practice after their bye.

Panthers QB Derek Anderson and Garrett Gilbert each found themselves exempt from practice, with the injury designation of "an illness." Essentially, that left Cam Newton as the only active quarterback at practice for the first time in a while.

So, when the Panthers began their emergency search for a scout team quarterback, Michael Palardy was all too happy to boast and offer his "Brees-like skills."

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Punter Michael Palardy, who as a freshman and sophomore at Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas High played kicker and quarterback: “I have a little Drew Brees in me. I've got the size, I've got the frame for it. Why not, right?” (Palardy is 5-foot-11, 200 pounds; Brees is 6-0, 209). 

Long snapper J.J. Jansen: “He was ready to renegotiate at the quarterback franchise tag level. He had some Gatorade commercials already lined up.”

For more, and how Ken Dorsey got involved himself, check out this humorous oral write-up of what transpired this Monday.

http://www.panthers.com/news/article-2/An-oral-history-of-the-day-the-Panthers-were-without-a-backup-QB/60174a46-851b-478a-8001-98539ff92d4e

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If he’s available (fat chance I know) I’m taking Josh Allen with our 2nd round pick. Physical specimen who needs fine tuning but would be an unreal backup/guy to groom/future trade asset/fill-in if Cam needs to sit a game or two/practice QB with rocket arm and athleticism/etc.

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No gigantic mole on Mikes face he is nothing like Brees

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2 hours ago, Nails said:

If he’s available (fat chance I know) I’m taking Josh Allen with our 2nd round pick. Physical specimen who needs fine tuning but would be an unreal backup/guy to groom/future trade asset/fill-in if Cam needs to sit a game or two/practice QB with rocket arm and athleticism/etc.

marty get off the internets

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30 minutes ago, PhillyB said:

marty get off the internets

Where do you propose getting a MUCH needed backup QB?  Giving big money to a bum like DA again=bad.  Investing a late pick on a bum like Kaaya=bad.  Solution?

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54 minutes ago, Nails said:

Where do you propose getting a MUCH needed backup QB?  Giving big money to a bum like DA again=bad.  Investing a late pick on a bum like Kaaya=bad.  Solution?

in the FIRST ROUND WHOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHHHOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOHHHHHHHOOOOO

they'll never see it coming pinky

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6 minutes ago, PhillyB said:

in the FIRST ROUND WHOOOOAAAAAAHHHHHHHOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOHHHHHHHOOOOO

they'll never see it coming pinky

I said 2nd.  Obviously no way in the 1st.  Consensus on Allen differs VASTLY-from #1 overall to day 3.  HIGHLY unlikely he makes it to the late 2nd but I pounce if he is with two 3rds now in the fold.  A Jimmy G/Patriots type acquisition.

Backup QB is a huge need.

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I'm not so sure a first round QB is off the table next year.

At some point you have to start grooming a replacement, and the Packers did it the right way with Aaron Rodgers.

Mind you, I'm not necessarily advocating this notion, but I do see it as a legitimate possibility.

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10 minutes ago, Nails said:

I said 2nd.  Obviously no way in the 1st.  Consensus on Allen differs VASTLY-from #1 overall to day 3.  HIGHLY unlikely he makes it to the late 2nd but I pounce if he is with two 3rds now in the fold.  A Jimmy G/Patriots type acquisition.

Backup QB is a huge need.

 

    I love your optimism. Thinking this team could get by with using a 2nd round pick on a developmental, back up, QB. I mean, most folks would never dream of not using that pick on say a WR, or DE. Or maybe a S, or CB.

 

    Not you. You believe this team is good enough to get away with it. Man, that is optimism. 

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9 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I'm not so sure a first round QB is off the table next year.

At some point you have to start grooming a replacement, and the Packers did it the right way with Aaron Rodgers.

Mind you, I'm not necessarily advocating this notion, but I do see it as a legitimate possibility.

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11 minutes ago, iamhubby1 said:

 

    I love your optimism. Thinking this team could get by with using a 2nd round pick on a developmental, back up, QB. I mean, most folks would never dream of not using that pick on say a WR, or DE. Or maybe a S, or CB.

 

    Not you. You believe this team is good enough to get away with it. Man, that is optimism. 

We may or may not get away with it-but the league takes kill shots at our QB and we’ve already learned that big money to an aging name is fool’s gold.  At present our punter is playing QB.  Food for thought at this point.

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Scot said:

I'm not so sure a first round QB is off the table next year.

At some point you have to start grooming a replacement, and the Packers did it the right way with Aaron Rodgers.

Mind you, I'm not necessarily advocating this notion, but I do see it as a legitimate possibility.

 

    I am sorry, but, I don't see it. We do not need a replacement for Cam. We need a back up. We are a long way from needing to groom that guy. All we need is a guy who could be DECENT in practice, and MAYBE play well enough to keep us in it, for a game or two.

 

    I mean, when will this Cam is fragile narrative end? Cam has been Cam for almost 7 years. And he has missed what? 4 games? 

 

    We have Gilbert, who has flashed, and knows the system. We have Kayaa, whom for some odd reason, the FO seems to like. Two up and comers who can fight it out.

 

    We don't need to use resources on a back up at this time. 

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