before Carolina realizes he ain't a NFL S. It has been obvious from day one he just doesn't get what it takes to play the position. Sure, he is a talented kid....but he is no S. Martin is a S and it was obvious from day one.
Every week he is out of position for what is now going on 3 years. The announcers may claim he is having a good season but they don't watch him....they glance at a stat sheet. Godfrey let the ever so slow and garbage TJ Housh get behind him.....
this isn't about being an athlete or talented. He is a horrible S for 3 years in a row.
Dude, St. Pierre has been in lots of different NFL offenses and has had a lot more practice reps than Pike has. And as far as getting Pike experience for the future of the Panthers...why should Fox care about that more than trying to win right now?
in St. Pierre's peak/prime he was a 3rd sting QB w/ 5 real pass attempts. Fox literally pulled him off a couch and put 3 days worth of knowledge/practice about this offense in his head.....and then claimed he gives us the best chance.
that just doesn't = a better option than ANY QB on a roster who has been w/ a team since training camp.
Fox is making a point. He is making a point that Carolina put him in a situation to lose. That is why he is starting St. Pierre......it gives ammo for his arguement.
St. Pierre sounds like he's on the fence about whether or not he wants to start... LOL
St. Pierre sounds like he thinks Fox is a retard. He said obviously he thought Tony would get the start.......then when Fox tossed out the Vinny did it, he basically said yo, this ain't the same thing dumb dumb.
I'm happy for St. Pierre. He achieves his dream Sunday. Starting QB. I will feel bad for him once the game starts.
I feel really bad for St. Pierre. Fans are already in a bad mood. Poor guys gets picked and is going to be tossed out there in a lose/lose situation. He will probably take a lot from fans during the game he doesn't deserve.
If Clausen looked like a pro....he looked like a bad pro. He looked like the kind of QB who isn't going to help you win a game.....he played like the caliber of QB who may not lose you the game on that particular Sunday.
Gantt and all these people playing this card that the D let the offense down are just off on this one. Yeah, the D didn't look great.......but neither did the offense.
Clausen had the best ground game performance of the season.....along w/ great overall starting field position. One offensive touchdown was generated.
Offense AGAIN was put in good positions on Sunday. For the first time they had a respectable ground attack. They did the same thing they have done all season........relatively nothing.
down by a 8 ( a score).......late in the 3rd. Offense got the ball on the Tampa 33. Moved the ball 3 yards. FG.
then Tampa got a fg -
down by 8 again now in the 4th.
Offense moved the ball 27 yards and punted......Tampa then put the nail int he coffin.
Offense doesn't do anything but kick fgs and punt. 9 games. 9 TDs. Offense is still the problem
how can you claim a rookie....who hasn't played.....who made a position change....half way through his rookie season.....is the worst?
Ignoring all rookies and looking at the actual starters. I'm going w/ Godfrey. He is the only guy consistantly every Sunday year after year screwing up. Yeah, wow, he can hit someone on a rare occassion.....not enough.
Actually the rookie excuse does fly. McCoy and Bradford have the backing of the coaches and have QB friendly offenses. Our offense is a JOKE. Our oline is playing like garbage. The Browns have Hillis and the Rams have S-Jax. WE HAVE SUTTON. Bradford was handed the keys to the offense and got all 1st team snaps. Building a rookies confidence and calling plays to allow them to get comfortable in a game is important. Our OC and coach has basically tied Jimmy's hands and gave him the ok to do nothing but hand the ball off.
Clausen struggles w/ such basics what does a QB friendly system do for him? I mean if he takes a hr to wind up to throw a 5 yard hitch........defenders are gonna know what is going on and either bat it at the line or get a break on the WR. That is if he gets the snap and opts not to scramble out of the pocket.
Sutton played in ONE GAME to date for us. That comparison has no meaning.
Colt didn't get a chance with all 1st team snaps. 1st start was against Pitt and Clausen has never even had a game that impressive against much weaker defenses.
I don't think JR looks ridiculous really compared to Kraft just for not paying people this season. We don't have a player that we feel about like they do with Brady. Literally everyone on the Patriots is expendable but Tom Brady.
JR will look like a clown as the only owner he prepped his team for a lockout and was content w/ not try to contend for a year......in addition to not try to content going through this entire Fox lame duck situation which delays rebuilding the team.
What JR did will be pointless....and he will be the only one in the league who did it.