If the Panthers are hyping Clausen even more than most folks thought or might be reasonable at this point, it reinforces the whole idea that they plan to make Clausen the quarterback of the future no matter what Moore does. If Richardson is going down the cheap route and they know 2 things:
1. that they are going to let Moore go at the end of this year anyway
2. Fox is going to be gone too so this is a rebuilding year
Then it makes sense to play Clausen no matter who is the better guy. And you would put him in there no matter who gives you the best chance to win.
If Clausen gets work with the 1s this week you have to consider that they are looking down the road and have already decided who their quarterback will be next year and are grooming him now despite what happens with Moore.
they didn't pay Clausen the type money where he needs to see the field soon. Richardson is only going cheap this year.....after the lockoout does or doesn't occur he will be back to his olds ways. Plus, his new coach and the system he runs will dictate who the QB will be.
Fox is gonna go with the guy who will win games in 2010. His concerns about his future and wallet will make sure of that.