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The future of Clausen

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...as discussed by Jonathan Jones

 

Clausen's Panthers future uncertain

 

 

According to one team source, Clausen’s roster spot might not be up in the air because of any quarterback philosophy but instead the myriad injuries to the offensive line. Tackle Bruce Campbell will soon go to injured reserve and guards Amini Silatolu, Jeff Byers and Edmund Kugbila sat out of practice Sunday with various injuries, so Clausen’s spot could be better served on a healthy lineman rather than an inactive quarterback.

 

As the Panthers have seen what Clausen has done during exhibitions, so, too, have NFL teams that might be in need of a backup. Though Clausen wouldn’t exactly be a splash trade for a team, there are a handful of teams in the market for a trustworthy backup.

 

After starter Mark Sanchez went out of an exhibition Saturday with an injury, the New York Jets were reported to be interested in Matt Leinart and John Beck, who together have played for seven teams in their careers.

 

Leinart signed with the Bills on Sunday with doubts surrounding starter E.J. Manuel and backup Kevin Kolb’s availability for Week 1. Later Sunday, Buffalo traded with Detroit to get Thaddeus Lewis, a third-year quarterback from Duke who has 32 passes in his NFL career.

 

And after signing Seneca Wallace, the 49ers are reportedly trying to trade Colt McCoy, whose skill set isn’t that dissimilar to Clausen’s. San Francisco has already fielded calls for McCoy, according to one report.

 

Clausen will get his next opportunity to impress coaches Thursday when the Panthers host Pittsburgh. Rivera has yet to decide how much the starters will play against the Steelers, and he didn’t rule out the possibility of Clausen playing as much as one half.

 

It could be his chance to show everyone just how far he’s come.

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Watch Jimmy get cut, sign with the Jets, start the game against the Panthers this year, and have the best game of his career.  400 yards, 5 TDS.  

 

In all seriousness though, the only reason he would get cut is to open up another roster spot.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that cutting him would cost just about the same as keeping him around.  Who knows what he does behind closed doors.  He seems like a smart guy and is basically another QB coach for Cam.  

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we like to shit on Jimmy but i think he is developing in to a decent backup, he has had a better preseason than Anderson

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I would really like to Clausen have a solid performance against the Steelers and potentially set ourselves up for a OL trade.

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Jimmy should be a scout team QB
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Dont want.him anymore to be honest. Give the spot to someone new.

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Back up OL for Jimmy??? Win, win!

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Watch Jimmy get cut, sign with the Jets, start the game against the Panthers this year, and have the best game of his career.  400 yards, 5 TDS.  

 

In all seriousness though, the only reason he would get cut is to open up another roster spot.  Correct me if I'm wrong but it's my understanding that cutting him would cost just about the same as keeping him around.  Who knows what he does behind closed doors.  He seems like a smart guy and is basically another QB coach for Cam.  

 

I was willing to buy the scenario till I saw it involved a Jets quarterback having a great game.

 

My suspension of disbelief only goes so far.

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 I challenge anyone to look at our roster and decide on 22 more cuts and have Clausen not be one of them. Good luck!

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hey can be a valuable young backup in Shula run first system 

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we like to poo on Jimmy but i think he is developing in to a decent backup, he has had a better preseason than Anderson

 

He has a 53 completion %, 93 yards, a 5.5 avg, no TDs or INTs, and a lost fumble. I wouldn't use this preseason to say he is developing into a decent backup.

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hey can be a valuable young backup in Shula run first system 

 

I'd buy that a whole lot more if we were running a WCO.

 

We're not.
 

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