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OH. NO. Things Aren't Looking Good... Rivera: Too Much Blame On Clausen

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http://blogs.charlotte.com/panthers/2011/03/rivera-clausen-got-too-much-blame.html

Even for those of you that are not proponents of drafting a QB this year, the worst thing we could do is go in next season 'as-is'... I know he discussed the QB moves we could make before making this statement about Jimmy, but I don't like the way this is heading...

“I tried to listen to as many people and tried to figure out what had happened. Tried to watch as much tape and really take everything that was said to me, and evaluate it and decide what I believed. What I agreed with, what I disagreed with and draw my own conclusion,” Rivera said at the coaches' breakfast at the annual owners meetings.

“And I think he got too much of the blame. I think he shouldered too much of the responsibility. We have to – as I said before – continue to evaluate the process and see if there is somewhere that he fits for us. And we'll go through and see.”

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Smokesc... eh, not even going to say it.

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smooooooke screeeeeeeen

don't worry, I did.

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He did talk glowingly about Gabbert as well, so he may just be covering his bases in case another team is really interested in any of those guys... Idk...

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well, I agree w/ Rivera......put the only people who shoulder more blame are named Fox/Richardson and he ain't gonna say that.

but this

continue to evaluate the process and see if there is somewhere that he fits for us. And we'll go through and see

doesn't sound like a Clausen endorsment from Rivera...

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I don't think Clausen is as bad as what the 2010 season indicated. He did get more blame (a one Steve Smith dropped a bunch of catchable passes) than he deserved and shouldered too much responsibility.

That doesn't mean nor did Rivera say that means Clausen has been evaluated and seen as a starting QB in the NFL or even more importantly the franshise QB this team needs.

I don't think Clausen is the answer but he alone wasn't the reason the offense sucked last season either.

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We are burning no bridges right now. Never know, clausen could turn out to be great.

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Rivera is 100% correct. The kid should have sat 1-2 years and developed in a system before seeing the field. Fox and his crew sucked, not only at coaching but decision making as well. They never should have put the kid out there.

I say sign/ trade for a vet that has a few years left, draft well and lets let the kid sit and see what happens. Trade out of #1 for sure.

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I have never been a Clausen fan and do not think he is the future of the team but I have to agree with Riveria in that last years dismal offense was more than the QBs fault.There is a lot of blame to spread around.I think it starts with releasing Vincent and then the injuries.The previous year we were running all day to Vincents side.When the defenses realized we could not run it made it easier to make it hard for Moore and Clausen.We also released Moose,who was one of the better blocking WRs and Hoover.We had rookie wrs and no creativity in calling plays.

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He is simply increasing Clausen's trade value by this statement.

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:willy_nilly:

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Not getting into this again.

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