After the last two years with Jake, I can understand that we Carolina fans are yearning for a quarterback who can -- at the very least -- not lose games. But whomever it is we go with, be it Moore or Clausen, deserves more than a game or two to prove or disprove themselves.
Being stuck with Jake for so long has really turned us into a fanbase that seems to blame everything on the quarterback, it seems. And don't get me wrong -- Moore's performance was terrible last game. But we've seen that he can play, so I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
If he starts having back-to-back games like the one last week, then maybe I'd put Clausen in. But I wouldn't give him one shot -- I'd leave him in for the season. You're not doing a rookie quarterback any favors by putting him into a horrible situation, letting him play badly, and then not giving him the rest of the season to learn from his mistakes. If you're going to give up on Moore, then you have to buy in to Clausen and let him take his lumps the rest of the year.
I am already a huge Clausen supporter and frankly would like to see him in there asap. I am just giving Moore a pass here, more less because we have to. Clausen has already shown he has good pocket presence and can make every throw that Moore can.
The biggest question mark with Clausen is can he adjust to the speed of the nfl. I really believe that is something that wont take long to figure out. This would be the only reason I could see justifying making him wait a year, is allowing him to adjust to the speed of the NFL.
I also dont buy into the throwing him to the wolves too early would hurt his development. If that was the case then there would never be any rookie qb's starting