How did Jake look in the real season 5 games in? Yet Fox started him. Everyone knows it takes Fox a little extra time to come around.
I don't agree with that. Moore was third on the depth chart, and our second QB got injured. And Jake had a strong history with the club--he didn't lose the locker room at all. Moore was good as a rookie, but not great, and he had disappointed the staff every time he had the opportunity since then. I think it's great that he did so well, but at the same time you need to acknowledge that having a defense give up less than 10 points a game makes it easy to go 4-1 (with the 1 being the time they gave up 20 to the Pats). And if Moore had flopped everyone would be crucifying Fox for not having a backup QB, right?
Fox has been the coach here for eight years. In that time he's started Foster over Williams, and Delhomme over Moore (both decisions that probably would have been made by 3/4 of the coaches around the league). He also went with Morgan longer than he should have, and maybe Rucker too (although there wasn't anyone behind him). Is there anything I'm missing here? What other players has he stuck with while the internet community insisted he move on? In that time he's also started a ton of rookies, and won more games than all but a small handfull of other coaches.
So where is the pattern? What do you have outside of the names I just mentioned? If he takes too much time to come around, to what should he come around to now?
I'm serious, act like I became a Panther fan yesterday and give me a history of the franchise that suggests you're even close to the truth here.