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Panthers still quiet on the QB situation; Yasinskas offers a suggestion

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By Pat Yasinskas

To all of those Carolina fans thinking the Panthers will find their quarterback of the present and/or future in this year’s draft, let me present two names: Stefan LeFors and Randy Fasani.

They’re the only two quarterbacks the Carolina tandem of John Fox and Marty Hurney have ever drafted. I’ve got a hunch it’s going to stay that way, and LeFors and Fasani are a big part of the reason.

LeFors was a fourth-round pick in 2005 and Fasani a fifth-round choice in 2002. Neither of them could play and they were just drafted with the hope that they might be backups. The truth is, Fox and Hurney don’t believe you should use an early pick to take a quarterback because it takes too long to develop at that position.

With Fox headed into a lame-duck season, that philosophy is probably truer than ever. Besides, the Panthers don’t have a first-round pick this year and don’t get me started on the possibility of The Golden Calf of Bristol in the third round. The Panthers need a quarterback they can win with now.

Hurney danced when asked about the quarterback situation during Tuesday’s news conference, where the main agenda was to announce that defensive end Julius Peppers won’t bear the franchise tag. He gave the usual spiel about how highly the Panthers think of Jake Delhomme and said Matt Moore played well at the end of last season.

The Panthers are making it sound like they’re content to let Delhomme and Moore compete for the starting job. I’m not buying that. I think they’ll add a free agent with some NFL playing experience. There’s way too much at stake for Fox and Hurney in 2010. I think they have to at least get one more quarterback to compete with Moore and Delhomme, and I’m not even 100 percent convinced Delhomme will be on the roster when all is said and done.

Speaking of Fox, Hurney and history with quarterbacks, last time I checked, David Carr was scheduled to be a free agent.

http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/8402/panthers-stay-quiet-on-qb-situation

oh, that Yasinskas...:rolleyes5:

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Here we go again

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Yeah, so no news is obviously BIG NEWS!

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Yasinstink was bored

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Neither of them could play and they were just drafted with the hope that they might be backups.

Hard to believe the quarterbacks that were drafted just to be backups never succeeded in being anything more than backups. :rolleyes:

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So basically he posted a bunch of information we already knew? Nice job on that post Pat.

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He does have a point and I said this soon after the season ended. With Fox only having one year left, he's not going to draft a quarterback high even if they trade into the first round. He's going to once again put everything into winning this season. A rookie quarterback won't help you there.

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So basically he posted a bunch of information we already new? Nice job on that post Pat.
he works for ESPN....only thing they do is talk about the obvious or make stuff up.

either way....those looking for news should not turn to ESPN.

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The Panthers are making it sound like they’re content to let Delhomme and Moore compete for the starting job. I’m not buying that. I think they’ll add a free agent with some NFL playing experience. There’s way too much at stake for Fox and Hurney in 2010. I think they have to at least get one more quarterback to compete with Moore and Delhomme

This is the part I like and hope happens. I would like to see the Panthers bring in somebody else that can start. I know there is not much out there but it would be a good idea. This is another place I hope Fox/Hurney have learnt their lesson, if there is ANOTHER season lost due to horrible QB play, including deciding to not make a change, injuries, etc then I will be pissed and demand a refund of the money paid for my tickets :smash:

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