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Anyone Still Want to Defend Clausen?

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Jimmy might not be a great qb so far, but I have seen times where he made completions on a consistent basis (see first drive of Seahawks game). I'm not going to go out and say that Jimmy isn't part of the problem, but so much of it lies with the O-Line. How in the world is he supposed to make good decisions and make plays when he constantly has players from the other team trying to wack the daylights out of him? Also, the playcalling for the Panthers offense sucks. People often say "run run pass" for a reason; that's what we do 90% of the damn time! We run the ball in such inconvenient and stupid situations (like 2nd and horribly long, 3rd down sometimes) that it makes our offensive playcalling so predictable that other teams just blitz the living hell out of us to ensure that our offense never sniffs the redzone!

the same way other QBs occassionally make plays w/ pressure in their faces. Again, Jimmy has done absolutely nothing that the OL can no longer be THE excuse. Sure, we can say the OL isn't playing good but that still doesn't justify exactly how poor he has performed. Neither does the playcalling.

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I just want to see Clausen step up and throw it. I don't care if he throws a pick that way because at least he'd be trying to make a play and get the defense to respect us. You can't tell me that Steve Smith, Gettis, and LaFell are shut down every play. He's just afraid to try or he isn't seeing them when they get open.

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andrew luck....or Cam Newton

/story

ftfy

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"I think a lot of people give him flak that don’t understand football or the responsibility he has," Gettis said. "He’s dictating where everything’s going and has to know every single aspect of it. I’m a receiver, all I have to know is my routes. He has to know everybody’s routes, where they’re going to be and when they’re going to be there. And he’s a rookie.

"I feel like the more time he gets, the more comfortable he gets. The more he sees, the less he has to think and he can rely on his God-given abilities, his arm, his strength and his accuracy."

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view.bg?articleid=1302218&srvc=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fsports+%28Sports+-+BostonHerald.com%29

Gettis says it all....

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"I think a lot of people give him flak that don’t understand football or the responsibility he has," Gettis said. "He’s dictating where everything’s going and has to know every single aspect of it. I’m a receiver, all I have to know is my routes. He has to know everybody’s routes, where they’re going to be and when they’re going to be there. And he’s a rookie.

"I feel like the more time he gets, the more comfortable he gets. The more he sees, the less he has to think and he can rely on his God-given abilities, his arm, his strength and his accuracy."

http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/football/other_nfl/view.bg?articleid=1302218&srvc=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bostonherald%2Fsports+%28Sports+-+BostonHerald.com%29

Gettis says it all....

Whay does he know?

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Whay does he know?

He knows more about football than 99% of the people that post on here, and I'm pretty sure he knows how to spell "what"

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It's not just the run, run, pass. It's the protection schemes and the routes. Panthers WRs have 1 route - 10 yard hitches. Sometimes when the TE runs a flag underneath the WR, the WR will run a go pattern. Not a whole lot to work with there.

The whole right side of the line is garbage. Jeff Davidson is an offensive line guru, which makes the situation even worse. I don't think the linemen know where to slide, but I guess that should be expected if your QB can't read a defense.

And see that's what I expected Clausen to do when he came here. I thought he had an edge because he was in a pro system. He was already knowing of how to read the D and make his pass. Obviously he dose not and prob why he fell so far in the draft.

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Clausen is the worst QB of all time. If you cannot see that you would have to be blind.

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He knows more about football than 99% of the people that post on here, and I'm pretty sure he knows how to spell "what"

all Gettis really said is Clausen is catching flak, is a rookie, and many don't understand how much an NFL QB is responsible for.

Jimmy ain't in college. He is a paid professional. A rookie drafted where he was and with his hype (as far as knowing a pro system)......he SHOULD have shown something more.

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He knows more about football than 99% of the people that post on here, and I'm pretty sure he knows how to spell "what"

I bet he knows how to identify a typo, too.

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I think we should of been more patient with Jimmy and let him sit his rookie year like they did Carson Palmer. One positive about Jimmy is that he hasn't thrown more than one interception in a game and in the past three games has completed over 50% of his passes. Mark Sanchez I thought was horrible his rookie season and he had a great offensive line and way better offense than ours. He had 6 games with a qb rating of 60 or under and only had 4 games where he threw over 200 yards. Fact of the matter is that rookie qbs take time to learn the NFL game. Just because Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are doing well their first season doesn't mean Jimmy is a bust. Eli Manning had a horrible rookie season and Peyton Manning threw 28 picks and had a 3-13 record his rookie season. With a change in our coaching department hopefully we will have a coach who can bring a good offensive mind and develop Clausen.

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I think we should of been more patient with Jimmy and let him sit his rookie year like they did Carson Palmer. One positive about Jimmy is that he hasn't thrown more than one interception in a game and in the past three games has completed over 50% of his passes. Mark Sanchez I thought was horrible his rookie season and he had a great offensive line and way better offense than ours. He had 6 games with a qb rating of 60 or under and only had 4 games where he threw over 200 yards. Fact of the matter is that rookie qbs take time to learn the NFL game. Just because Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy are doing well their first season doesn't mean Jimmy is a bust. Eli Manning had a horrible rookie season and Peyton Manning threw 28 picks and had a 3-13 record his rookie season. With a change in our coaching department hopefully we will have a coach who can bring a good offensive mind and develop Clausen.

Sanchez threw TD in 12 of his 16 starts as a rookie.

Sanchez completed 50% of his passes in 12 of his 16 starts.

Sanchez wasn't good his rookie year. He had moments though. No one expects Clausen to be good. No excuse for him not having some moments of good by now.....and he simply hasn't.

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