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reporters tone will give us hint about which qb the team is going to go with

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If Clausen looks like his last name should be Manning he'll start. I don't know if the media is going to let this go. They want him to play. Hurney is giddy. Fox is smiling. They had no way of knowing this kid would fall into their laps and had someone showed you our picks BEFORE the draft you would have thought Hurney could turn water into wine. Matt deserves the job but it's Clausen's for the taking. It's totally up to him right now and Fox has publicly stated that fact.

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Hmm...

In 2007 David Carr arrived, completely shell-shocked from his experience in Houston, and it was widely said that he was going to be the backup. All speculation centered on how long it would take him to recover from the sacks he took, and he never ran with the ones in Training Camp.

On the other hand, there was a lot to write about regarding our new OC, and Jake's return from injury (He missed most of December in 2006, which saw us fall out of playoff contention. That was the year we limped into Atlanta and ran the Wildcat with our rookie Williams).

So there wasn't a ton of reason to write about David Carr anyway.

In 2008 it was all about Jake because he was the first starting QB to try and come back from TJ surgery. If you can't see that as the main story, then you should go back to your nyquil.

In 2009 it was again all about Jake because he had the meltdown and everyone wanted to know if it was a blip or a sign of things to come. Also, Jake was the only QB who played worth a damn in Preseason. Why would they write about Moore, who couldn't even get on to the field in the third preseason game?

Now it's 2010, and it was all about Moore until the draft. We have a potential Franchise QB, so naturally people want to read about him. And that's what the writers will respond to.

What they write about doesn't mean crap, it's not a reflection on who will start. It's a reflection of what's newsworthy, and that doesn't always mean the same thing.

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this one will be decided in the preseason.

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I won't be surprised if Moore starts because he's a vet and Fox is pretty conservative on playing rookies or young players over vets.

I won't be surprised if Clausen starts because of Fox's comments about not liking Moore's approach to the game. He's never drafted a QB high before so I believe that could be sign he doesn't have confidence in the position. As supportive as he was of Jake he hasn't shown any support of Moore what-so-ever. I would figure that he would have talked about what his conversation was with him during the draft. He was never shy about his love of Jake, he hasn't shown any support for Moore.

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Moore will start the year. How long he plays will depend of how he plays. But Fox is not going to start Clausen unless Moore blows up in the pre-season. Moore was QB rated as a top 10 quarterback while he was in there last year.

he was the second highest rated during his span as a starter behind pass happy Philip rivers, that's saying alot

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not bad. i will cut you a break due to the nyquil

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Second highest rating doesnt say alot, any descent quarterback should be able to get good numbers based off of how defenses line up and play against us. But I am very excited to see Moore playing a whole season and I highly doubt Fox gets risky and puts Clausen in. Now if Fox is extended next year will be a whole different ball game and I doubt Moore will be tendered.

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Crazy conspiracies are only true in politics.

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Second highest rating doesnt say alot, any descent quarterback should be able to get good numbers based off of how defenses line up and play against us. But I am very excited to see Moore playing a whole season and I highly doubt Fox gets risky and puts Clausen in. Now if Fox is extended next year will be a whole different ball game and I doubt Moore will be tendered.

that game ruled

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I don't think Clausen has won the job yet. But the writing is on the wall: Clausen is the future of this team unless he has an epic meltdown. Even if Moore has a great year next year..... Clausen will be the starter in the next three seasons barring something unexpected. You could see it in Hurneys eye and goofy smile right after they drafted him.

The good news is: if the Panthers are able to flip Moore for a draft pick (second rounder maybe...? depend on how well Moore plays obviously) in the future, we have a solid young back-up in Pike or Cantwell.

As a fan I'm very excited about promising talent competing for the position for the first time in a while maybe even in Panthers' history. I just hope that the desicion on who is the better quaterback is clear, because I definitely don't want a McNabb-Kolb situation in Carolina. Which brings me to my final point: At some point this year Moore will have a pretty bad game, setting of a swarm of old posts and threads saying: "I told you Clausen was better.... remember that touchdown pass he had to Jarrett in the preseason...he makes our team better" or "I told you Clausen would be the quaterback by Week eight" or even worse "Matt Moore= Jake Delhomme 2.0.... great guy, can't throw the ball at all"

I dont even want to come close to this place after said game happens.

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I miss Interplay.

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We will start with Moore but may turn to Clausen late if we are out of the race. It won't be solely based on who plays best though. There is a good chance Moore is gone no matter how well he plays. We are likely to sign Clausen for 5 years and 15 million dollars or so based on being a second rounder. Moore will be a free agent next year and if he plays anything like he did last year will command a price of between 8 and 11 million a year which would equate to a 5 year deal for 40-55 million at least. Do you really think in 2011 we will tie up 55-70 million in the quarterback position? Now if you had a choice to pick a guy who costs you 3 million a year or one who costs you 10 million a year, you would go for cheap unless the expensive guy was the next Tom Brady. Unless of course you thought the 3 million dollar guy was the next Peyton Manning.

Given the way we have gone cheap this year, who thinks we go for cheap potential over the expensive proven commodity at quarterback next year???

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