The 'Clausen Project'?! LOL!
Carolina traded away this year's 2nd round draft pick to draft a QB in hopes he could transition to a WR, a position he has never played before. They believed he could do it, though, because he is so 'physically gifted'. How's that working out for you? John Kasay saw more action than Edwards last year. Hell, the WATERBOY got on the field more than Edwards did last year.
- IMO, 1st and 2nd round draft picks are for players that are ready to play in the NFL, guys who are ready to contribute and immediately make your team better. Edwards was/is a major project who has contributed nothing except to the loss of our 2011 2nd round pick.
Clausen is another 2nd round pick. Rivera said Clausen could not be fairly evaluated because he was asked to start before he was ready, played with an injury-plagued offensive line, a veteran WR who was double and triple-covered, two rookie WRs who were learning the NFL game, and defenses that loaded the box in order to stop the run. And you want to jettison the guy?
As I pointed out, Eric Shelton and Jarret got more of a chance than you are willing to give Jimmy Clausen! Armani Edwards, a much bigger 'waste of a draft pick' when compared to Clausen, is getting mor of a chance than you are giving Clausen. :skep: Seriously?
Carolina needs to NOT re-sign Moore, either cut Pike or put him on the practice squad, and acquire a veteran that can play and mentor both Clausen and Newton until one or the other is ready to play.
If Carolina is really 'cheap', they will play Clusen - continuing to abuse him/force him to learn on the go and bide time until Newton is ready.
exactly. no one in their right mind is saying Clausen will be worth a poo. but no one in their right mind can say Clausen isn't worth keeping around for another year to let a COMPETENT coaching staff find out for themselves.
you get nothing to let him walk. and what sense does it make to drop Clausen to allow an undrafted rookie to come in and never make anything of himself?