Posted 01 August 2010 - 06:16 PM
I'm not Marty Hurney, but maybe they drafted 2-qbs, because the 2-qbs they had on their roster, Moore and Cantwell, are free agents at the end of the 2010 season. Without drafting a qb, the Panthers could have, theoretically, been without a qb to start the 2011 season.
If the #2 has been given to Clausen, then why waste those valuable reps on Cantwell. Again, today, Cantwell is the #2.
The investment side of things, regarding qbs, is interesting in the NFL. A few recent cases that proves that the NFL cares more about production, than investment. If this investment line of thinking was viable, then: Matt Flynn wouldn't have been #2 and Brian Brohm #3; Tyler Thigpen wouldn't have been in front of Pat White; Bruce Gradkowski wouldn't have started over JaMarcus Russell, etc.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The thing that sticks out to me is: 1) Clausen's college coaches' team, KC, passed on him 3-times in the draft, along with every other NFL team 2) Scherer is trying to change Clausen's throwing motion 3) Clausen is checking down on a lot of intermediate and deep throws which at least for the 3-days of camp I've seen, is going to be a staple of the Panthers offense, this yearand 4) as well as Cantwell is playing and the potential that Clausen, seemingly has, I think it is a safe bet that Moore, Clausen or Cantwell will be traded before the start of the 2011 season.